Green Eggs and Cauliflower

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.

To make Green Eggs and Ham, you just add a drop of green food coloring and a splash of milk to a few eggs.  Whisk them together and then scramble them up with some ham.

I do grasp the irony of this situation.  My children won't try new foods, so I make them Green Eggs and Ham, which is from a book about how important it is to try new foods.  Maybe if Dr. Seuss had written about green eggs and cauliflower...   

RICHARD SIMMONS - SWEATIN TO THE OLDIES 3

RICHARD SIMMONS - SWEATIN TO THE OLDIES 3

Low Carb Caramelized Onion Tart with Cauliflower Crust

Low Carb Caramelized Onion Tart with Cauliflower Crust