Carrot and Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
Kids don’t love to eat their veggies? This kid friendly dinner idea has the veggies mixed right in!
I was one of those people who had all kinds of ideas about what kind of parent I was going to be before I had kids. And then I had kids, and had a rude awakening – realizing just how hard parenting can sometimes be. Before I had kids, I always said that I wouldn’t be one of those parents that snuck veggies into their kids’ food – my kids would learn to love veggies and eat them with every meal. But the harsh reality is that a lot of kids just don’t like vegetables. And no matter how much you tell them that they have to eat their veggies, sometimes it’s just hard. So in order to get in those healthy nutrients, I have discovered that it really is a good idea to mix those veggies right into some of their favorite meals. My kids still get vegetables with every meal, trying to teach them to love vegetables they way they are, but I do love that I can sneak even more into their favorite foods!
One food that both of my kids love is macaroni and cheese. I have tried many varieties of mac and cheese that have vegetables pureed and mixed in, but I think that this is my favorite. I love the combination of carrots and cauliflower, and I love the orange color that the carrots give the dish. And your kids will probably not even notice that they are getting in their veggies!
You’ll start off by making the vegetable puree. In a bowl, mix together the carrots, cauliflower, olive oil and salt and pepper. Dump onto a baking sheet.