Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Yum! Yum!


Since my baby boy has been getting closer and closer to the big 1, and now has finally turned a year old, I have been slowly trying to get him used to 'table food' and have been trying to give him less baby food. So far it hasn't been too bad of a transition but I am always trying to figure out how I can give him food that he can be excited about with the confidence that I know that he is still receiving good nutrition! A couple of weeks ago I purchased the cookbook Deceptively Delicious! I was so excited when I found this book for a decent price at Target. Anyway, today I decided to go ahead and make a Sprouts run and buy some ingredients so that I could finally try out a few of the recipes!

Speaking of Sprouts, not only did I get some great deals on produce, but I was able to get 2 Silk Chocolate Soy Milk 1/2 gallons for $.25 each! I am in love with this stuff! They were on sale for 2/$5 and I had two coupons for -$2.25! (I received the coupons off of the Silk website. I checked again today and it looks like they aren't running the promotion anymore. Make sure to check back from time to time though!) I was really impressed with the produce selection today! I usually find with Sprouts its hit or miss. The past few times I have been there the produce looked yuck, but today it rocked my world! Yes! :)

Ok, back to the book:

Today we tried:

  • Tuna salad (with cauliflower) on whole wheat pita bread
  • Ranch Dressing (made with Great Northern Beans) with vegetables
  • Italian Meatloaf (with carrot)
  • Mashed Potatoes (with cauliflower)
Before purchasing this book I read through some reviews on amazon. I don't really understand why so many people gave bad reviews. So far everything has been really good to me and my family! There are a lot of people that gave the book good reviews too! I am really looking forward to trying some more of Jessica's recipes! If you have been thinking about getting this book I would say go for it!

**I am not going to use the ideas and recipes in this book to replace eating fruits and veggies on their own. I want to make sure that my baby has a 'taste' for nutritious food without it always being snuck in my mommy. I just want to use what I have learned from this cookbook to be able to prepare healthy, nutritious meals not only for my son, but for my husband and I as well! It is nice to know how you can sneak a fruit or vegetable into foods that are usually not considered to be healthy!**

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