Up until the last couple of weeks Peanut has always chosen vegetables over fruit.
He would rather have green beans than bananas or pears.
All of a sudden a few weeks ago he no longer wanted to eat straight veggies.
Veggies in things is no problem. Even if its a dish of 99% veggies its fine.
It got me thinking about how every parent seems to go through phases of sneaking veggies into their kids food. If I think I can get away with it, I add vegetables.
Parsnips look like white carrots, are sweeter in flavor and have a unique spiced flavor.
I always think cinnamon and cardamom when I taste them.
All of this makes them perfect to pair with apples.
Apple & Parsnip with Cinnamon
6 small apples, peeled, cored and cut into wedges
4 small parsnips, peeled and cut into chunks
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
In your steamer place the parsnips on bottom and apples on top and steam until fork tender,
about 8 minutes depending on their size.
Remove from the steamer reserving cooking liquid.
Mash or puree to the desired consistency adding liquid if needed.
Mix in the cinnamon and Enjoy!
-Bake the apples and parsnips instead, intensifying their sweetness.
Be sure to cover the dish to retain moisture.
-Add a bit of orange juice to brighten it up
-Mash with potato
-Mix into oatmeal or other grains
-For adults: serve as is or leave out the cinnamon and turn this into a soup by adding chicken stock, a few tbs of butter and a dash of cream
Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months
Parsnips are rich in vitamins A, C & E, fiber, folate, manganese, copper, potassium and magnesium.
Apples have lots of fiber, vitamin C, beta-carotene, riboflavin, thiamin, potassium, phosphorus and calcium.