Saturday, October 13, 2007
We reluctantly give a thumbs-in-the-middle vote to Jessica Seinfeld's new cookbook, "Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food."
After trying a few of the recipes, and really trying to like the food, the kids are split on the whole notion of deception as a means of getting your kids to eat their veggies. My son just didn't like the idea, but my daughter thought it was an interesting concept, especially for younger kids.
To see what other kids thought, look at the video the PKTR hosts mention in the show (where Allie Wentworth talks to a roomful of first and second graders who have tried some of the food). It's a little tricky to get to it, but play any of the videos here and you'll eventually see it.
You can also check out Jessica Seinfeld's website for the cookbook by clicking here.
Here's the cross referenced list of purees mentioned in the show:
As much as we really wanted to love the cookbook, PKTR's hosts felt obligated to provide listeners with an alternative and here it is -- The Six O'Clock Scramble by Aviva Goldfarb.
Bottom line? PKTR believes that older kids (tweens to teens) can manage eating vegetables in their natural state and might even be ready to venture into more exotic foods. Oh, and they don't like being deceived. So try these websites for kid-friendly, healthy recipes: www.thescramble.com or www.thescramble.net
Tell us what you think about the cookbook (or anything else we discussed in the show) by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or leaving a comment.
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