Have you ever seen that chicken nugget commercial where the kids won’t eat any fruits or vegetables so their parents apparently feed them a diet comprised exclusively of chicken nuggets?
I have… And, it makes me mad.
But, it doesn’t have to be that way. In a country riddled with obesity and diabetes, there’s no excuse for letting our children live on processed chicken beaks in breading (or whatever is in those creepy rubber nuggets).
So, I have set out to make meals that are worthy of the adult table and smile-inducing at the kids table.
Heatlhy and wholesome ingredients, minimal processed foods, and enough variety to keep everyone in the family happy.
I try to use a variety of spices and flavors that will broaden a child’s palate, and I hope this will avoid the chicken-nuggets-only dietary wishes that seem so pervasive in our society.
I consider one of my biggest influences to be Alton Brown, which I think will probably show through a little in my writing and cooking styles. I also share his dislike for “uni-taskers,” and I think the ultimate uni-tasker is a special kid-only meal. So, in the spirit of multi-taskers in the kitchen, I’m making meals that serve all ages and tastes.
Enjoy these recipes, share them with your family, and if you enjoy them, modify them or hate them – let me know. I love to hear from my readers and will do my best to respond to any comments, questions and concerns in a reasonable amount of time.