Saturday, May 29, 2010

Deceptively Delicious

Seeing as how I am studying to be a registered dietitian, I try very hard to cook healthy meals for my family. Having a small iceberg salad with dinner is not my idea of healthy. Since getting married and having a baby, I understand the importance of incorporating nutritionally dense foods into our everyday meals. I am known for doing things like "hiding" spinach in pasta sauces and whole wheat flour in cookies. I have almost mastered how to make things healthier without my husband noticing. I have tried so hard to encourage my husband to eat sweet potatoes. They are an absolute powerhouse of vitamins and nutrients. I have made sweet potatoes on several occasions but my husband always pushes them away and says they are too sweet! Last night for dinner, the light bulb finally went off. Just because sweet potatoes are naturally sweet, does not mean I can't add a little spice to them. I made sweet potatoes fries dusted with cajun spices last night and they were a huge success! They were so easy too. I julienned the potatoes fairly thin and then brushed them with olive oil and sprinkled sea salt and cajun spices. I cooked them at 425 degrees for about 25 minutes. This is a great way to encourage healthy eating to anyone who is picky. I can't wait until Sophia is old enough for sweet potato fries. Until then, her sweet potatoes go in the blender before they go in her tummy. :)

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