That sounded like an awesome idea right up until the pediatrician clarified she didn’t mean eat more Skittles. She meant buy, cook, and serve vegetables in every color of the rainbow.
Steak is a color right?
Here’s what I can cook: beef, pasta, and potatoes. I can also microwave green beans yay!
Full disclosure: vegetables in our house are eaten in direct proportion to ice cream served because bribery is real. Wheels are off.
However, because I like to win, and I can’t avoid our pediatrician for the next eight years, I found an easy way to eat the whole rainbow in one dish. Ready?
Red, yellow, red, green, purple, and brown. Boom.
Brown isn’t typically in a rainbow, but it’s in MY rainbow, and I get to say what colors are in it.
Which means bacon is also a color.
Here’s how to force your family to eat vegetables.
Slice vegetables, cover them with olive oil and salt, bake them for 10 minutes at 250, turn them over, bake them 5-10 more minutes, hide them in tortillas, tell people to eat them.
If you want a fancy sauce, put some canned jalapeno juice in ranch salad dressing.
That last bit may be why I don’t have a cooking show.
Actually it’s probably because I refuse to say “veggies.” Everyone knows the only people who say that word are the smiley liars on TV who pretend cooking is easier than take-out.
What’s your favorite fast food restaurant? Mine is Steak N Shake because you can order a hot dog and a cheeseburger at the same time and no one judges.