Do you have a fussy baby/toddler/kid that won't eat peas? I have a toddler that loves peas and a Pre-schooler that gets most upset when he sees one anywhere near him. 

I'm afraid that I have turned to deception in order to get my eldest to eat as much healthy food as possible. I know that he likes many foods but he has some very set ideas on what he will and will not like or eat. peas being his most loathed.

I feel so lucky that Nancy has turned out to be fantastic with foods. She will try new things and gets really excited about saddens me that Stanley just doesn't have the same enthusiasm for it but I hope one day he will enjoy it. Unfortunately he has inherited the worst traits of his parents. (His father was a fussy child and I was just plain awkward apparently!)

One of the recipes that I developed when my son was around 12 months old is our Pea and Soya Bean Puree. It may be a puree but it's not necessarily for babies. We use it as a dip or as a side dish. It's like healthy mushy peas without the bicarb of soda or the tummy upsets!

I serve this with meals that need an extra health kick or just go well with peas such as fish and chips, fish cakes, chicken goujons, pulled pork, roast veg, sausages and beef Stew. The puree is so versatile that it gets served at least twice a week.

Back to the deception bit...we call it "Green Stuff" which as a term is remarkably well accepted and the “stuff” itself loved by both kids. In fact it's probably their favourite part of any meal I put in front of them! One day we will explain what's in the "Green Stuff" but for now they both happily eat it all up.

Pea & Soya Bean puree contains so much good stuff : protein, fibre, omega 3 fats, vitamin A, Vitamins B1,2,3 and 6, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Calcium, Iron and’s a super food!!

Check out our recipe for the “Green Stuff” here. It's quick and easy!


October 06, 2014 — Suzanne Moore

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