Green Eggs and Cauliflower
I vowed to cook healthier meals this year, but that doesn't mean that my children vowed to eat them.
Cauliflower is a tough sell with this crowd.
I've heard of children who "try new foods" and enjoy "vegetables," but these children do not live in my house. If you can't find it on the Kid's Menu at Denny's, then they probably won't eat it. There is actually a medical term for this: Food Neophobia, or the fear of trying new foods. Luckily, most kids outgrow it. But until then, it looks like I'll be making two meals; theirs and mine.
I try to use as many of the same ingredients as I can for both meals. It saves time if I can prep all the ingredients at once. So for instance, last week I made a Caramelized Onion Tart using cauliflower, onions, mushrooms, cheese, eggs and ham. My children will only eat three of these ingredients. But that's ok, I can work with that.
How about Green Eggs and Ham? My kids will eat them here or there. In a box, with a fox. Honestly, they'll eat them anywhere.