Swiss Chard Recipies
I realized that most of my vegetable entries were starting to read the same way. I hated ______ when I was a kid, but now I found these new recipes and it's not so bad!
I don't think my tastes have matured all that much. I'm somewhat more adventurous, but I'm still happiest with a bowl of cereal or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. So what's changed?
I hate to blame my mother's cooking, especially since she does occasionally read these, but I think it's one of the major factors. For some reason, we see anything that's good for us, like eating your vegetables or turn off the TV week, as something that has to be endured and forced down. It doesn't occur to us that vegetables can be an enjoyable part of the meal. When all we're exposed to is plain steamed veggies every night, it's difficult to see that possibility. Even worse, in my opinion, are the new strategies for 'hiding' vegetables in kid friendly foods so our kids will eat healthy food without even knowing! How does this teach good habits? What happens to this kid when he starts to cook for himself?
Yes, it takes more effort to cook a palatable vegetable dish than it does to simply steam and serve. But the time you lose while cooking you more than make up for by not having to force down your veggies or fight with your kids to do the same.
So, long story short... I hated swiss chard when I was a kid, but now I've tried these recipes and it's not so bad!
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