This week I made an abundance of winter squash and combined it with cacao. These Grain Free Chocolate Chip Squash Cupcakes are a healthy treat!
There are some people who shun any attempts to hide vegetables in other foods like baked goods. While there is some validity to avoiding deception with children – there are also some children suffering from gut disorders/autism, that simply refuse to eat healthy foods.
I say to these naysayers, try to put your very picky eater on a healing diet and it may take weeks to months for them to develop an interest in the new foods. However, if you can gradually offer them tasty foods that are on the new diet, they will have an easier time of transitioning over.
It is psychologically easier to replace a wheat bread or muffin with a grain free bread or muffin – as opposed to removing all bread type foods. This is especially important with children as their peers are all eating breads and muffins and you don’t want them to resent their restrictions if you don’t have a suitable substitute.
Another important point to make is that when you eliminate grains and flours, you need a base in order to bake something. This base can be all kinds of pureed vegetables that add substance and nutrition to the items.
I’m all for this.
One last point, hiding winter squash and other root vegetables in sauces and gravies is an amazing way to get both broth and vegetables into your child. In my opinion these sauces and gravies are more outstanding in taste and texture than conventional sauces and gravies.
Checkout these amazing recipes that hide vegetables!
• 1 muffin pan with cupcake papers (where to buy stainless steel muffin pans) (where to buy unbleached muffin papers)
• Rack for cooling (where to buy stainless steel cooking rack)
• food processor (where to buy a food processor)
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These recipes are suitable for Paleo, SCD, GAPS and all grain free eaters.