Above is a picture of a Vegan/Paleo staple, Carrot/Vegetable Based Pasta.
What you do, is you take a carrot, and peel it to death, then you slightly sautee it, or even steam it.
It turns into a noodle like consistency.
Now, I never force Emry to try any of my healthy recipes. I offer them, and if he wants to try it, I give him a little.
Now, I explain to him one night, that the above is what I am making for dinner. And, there was this glimmer in his eye.
"Can I help you make it?"
So, I allowed him to help me shred a carrot.
We mixed it in a bruschetta type sauce. Chunky, but not too saucey.
And, then I made him his own dinner.
"Can I try it?"
I blinked, and gave him a little bit on his plate.
"OH, mama, this is FANTASTIC."
I blinked rapidly, and for a brief moment thought my child had been replaced with a clone.
"Can I have more?"
He ate a large serving of that "pasta"... heck, he ate more of it, than the taquitos that I had pre-made for him... (Recently, he's been on a taco/mexican food kick.... so I run with it).
And I just was speechless.
It was awesome.
We still have problems with food, if he doesn't like the way it looks.
I made a french toast and apple casserole in the crock pot.. that didn't look appealing, but tasted awesome. He made such a fuss!
SO, I have learned to enjoy the blessings of when he WANTS and LIKES trying new things.
Speaking of which... I really want some more of that carrot pasta... it was AWESOME.