Toddler vs. Vegetables: Grits

I continue to record the many ways that I have experimented successfully in the kitchen to get my 18-month-old daughter to eat her vegetables. If you’ve been reading then you’ve seen several muffin recipes and I did promise that I wouldn’t just include those!

This grits idea was actually inspired one day when I was making some egg muffins. We had a veggie tray leftover from a party. There was broccoli and cauliflower left over and I had just gotten a Ninja food processor. This food processor has led to quite a bit of fun in the kitchen. I threw the broccoli and cauliflower into the processor with the idea of putting them into some egg muffins. And I did. But, as I was pulverizing the cauliflower I noticed how much it looked like grits!

Evie loves grits. She doesn’t get them often because I never think to make them. I did cheat and buy some instant although I am somewhat embarrassed because the ingredient list is long and I try to keep our, but especially her, foods to recognizable, natural ingredients. Oh well. I won’t buy it again. I got sucked in by a sale.

Back to the cauliflower – I added them to some of those grits! Evie loved them! Who knows if she could tell the difference but it was about a 50/50 mix. Not only can you mix the cauliflower into the grits at whatever ratio you want BUT you could probably make 100% cauliflower “grits” and flavor with your preferred butter and/or cheese.

I have some other ideas about how to use cauliflower and I am curious about making pizza dough with it. I look forward to trying these and sharing their results!