Cooking Outside Our Norm



EJ's school does a daily tasting exercise and this month's theme was legumes.  EJ's assigned day is today and because she was the last tasting of the month, there weren't a lot of choices left.  So I asked for suggestions and we decided on edamame.  EJ & I prepared them yesterday and they were so simple to make.  In addition, everyone in the family liked them...even Jack!  Truly shocking.

I am excited for this new snacking option and am planning to hunt for some recipes that use them too.  I am also hoping to uncover some other foods I can sneak by my picky eater.  Introducing edamame as "popping beans" certainly helped Jack try them (still shocking that he liked them too though).  Any recommendations/recipes for things kids can't help but love (even though they are good for them or different)?
Lisa Mahnke said...

I am hooked on these! Just had some yesterday. Love the ones from Trader Joe's w/sea salt! Even Marissa likes them, and that is saying A LOT!

Jackie said...

have you ever tried hummus with your kids? even picky abbie devours that stuff! Sweet potato "fries" (and I mean the homeade kind!) oooh...try jessica seinfeld's cookbook (you can borrow if you'd like) she sneaks veggies into everything!

southern daze said...

If Jack likes them then it gives me hope I have a healthy snack in my future :-) Thanks to Lisa for her comment because now I know what to look for when we move...because we will finally have access to a Trader Joes!

Can't wait to hear how the tasting goes today...

Rachel said...

i toss shelled edamame in my fried rice. extra veggies and extra protein! num.
I, too, am a sucker for sweet potato oven fries... so easy! (and a good excuse to crank up the oven on a chilly day)
I make a veggie loaded sloppy joe that's pretty killer, too.

tracie @ {tsj} photography said...

the stier-johnson household has been munching on these for about a year now ... the girls LOVE them! even tay {and for us, that's saying a lot}!!

we sprinkle sea-salt on when they're done boiling ... makes 'em even nummier!!

Tomoka said...

Boil'em and salt'em. That's the altimate recippe :D Trust me!!

jessica said...

I love edamame! Dave introduced me to edamame a few months ago, and I've been hooked. How cool that EJ's school encourages the kids to taste test interesting foods...Rebekah has started eating cucumber (I know, not as cool as edamame :-), but still something I couldn't get her to try at home ) since trying it at school.

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