Well, I decided to make a very simple for my children and husband this evening. Paleo Spaghetti from 21 Powerful Paleo Dinner Recipes which was at one time a free Kindle book on Amazon.
I thought it was amazing. My kids – not so much. Ingredients included 1 lbs of grass-fed local ground beef, leeks (diced), an onion (diced), a red bell pepper, a can of artichoke hearts (chopped), coconut oil and zucchini (sliced like noodles). I guess I fail in the slicing department because my children both laughed in my face when I told them it was spaghetti.
I made a sauce out of roasted red peppers, plain coconut yogurt, garlic, and fresh rosemary.
I tell you, I thought it was amazing. So yummy, I could taste every flavor. I knew the kids probably wouldn’t care for the artichokes, but I never thought they would outright refuse to eat it.
I even tried to play the game my friend, Kelly, recommended in her post “Ewww Mom!” Nope, my kids weren’t buying it. They said, “ooh I found a zucchini – gross!” or “it’s an onion (which is wasn’t) -I’m not eating that.” Hannah was convinced an artichoke was an onion for about 15 minutes. But she tried to eat it – and apparently it was horrible. Cayden found a red pepper. He put it in his mouth, made himself gag, looked at me with tears in his eyes, and waited. My response was “chew.” After he chewed it, he said, “Oh Hannah, you should try that, it was good.” So – there’s a win! But he wouldn’t eat anymore of them. Oh well, they didn’t even want to eat the meat so I don’t know what was going on there, but I did tell them that when they got hungry later with Grandma, the “spaghetti” was waiting for them in the refrigerator.
Tomorrow we are having stuffed zucchini with eggplant. That should be interesting. LOL
I listened to an amazing Podcast by the Paleo Parents and the Paleo Mom today – it was all about kiddos, school and lunches. I appreciated it so much and am looking forward to more podcasts from them . You can catch it here.