Whimsical Cookery is a site for adults who prefer to eat like children, or perhaps just need to cook for some children. This site contains an aversion to vegetables, a love of fried food and cupcakes, lazy shortcuts, some disturbing creations, and an ignorance of proper culinary practices...

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Tips for Picky Eaters: Your Favorites

 Courgette/Zucchini fries at Byron by su-lin (flickr)

It may be useful to think about or list all of the healthier things you do eat in order to expand upon or combine them.
For example, I do eat apples.
Apples can be eaten many different ways in order to keep some variety in your routine while not becoming sick and tired of the same damn food.
Apple-related ideas:
  • Whole, peeled or unpeeled
  • Chopped into quarters or very thin slices, peeled or unpeeled
  • Covered in cinnamon
  • Dipped in peanut butter
  • Or dipped in caramel or a candied apple if you're feeling a bit more sinful
  • Others may like baked or apple pies, though I'm not a fan
I'll use potatoes because it's really simple to incorporate potatoes into things.  Though the health benefits of a potato are somewhat limited.
This site uses potatoes in:
Fries on a burger
As a soup thickener
Loaded twice-baked potatoes
(Again, some of these options are more sinful than others).

I've also made mashed potato sandwiches with leftovers as well as a with a variety of other dishes to bulk out the meal.
But you may also consider making your own healthy baked french fries, mashed potatoes, or any other way you can imagine creatively preparing this (or any other) vegetable.

My favourite new creative vegetable creation:
The courgette/zucchini fries, which I first tried at my favorite burger place in London, Byron.