March 10, 2008
There are two foods, in my experience, that kids almost always turn their nose up at. Beets and brussel sprouts. Why is that? Did we over hear our parents saying "yuck, beets," or are we programmed not to like it? At our farmers market we have orange, red, yellow and candy beets. They're gorgeous and sweet as sugar. I use beets and the greens in salads and other warm dishes, but when I make them, half of my friends say "yummy, beets" while the other half turns up their nose.
I made them with great trepidation for Kenya and was shocked that he liked them. Nothing makes me happier then when he enjoys something I never thought he would.
Beware, though! Pull out your biggest bib or tape a plastic garbage bag all around your baby because beets do stain and can make a mess, but trust me, they're worth it.
They're rich in calcium, important for healthy bones and teeth, are full of flavonoids and other anti carcinogenic compounds as well as a great immune booster in your babies diet.
We used these to make this recipe: