One of my mom friends posted her menu from the other night and while it sounded utterly fantastic, she had fried or battered every vegetable on the plate.
She made sweet potato biscuits, zucchini crisps and fried green tomatoes.
I’m impressed with three vegetables in one meal, but are Southern moms negating the nutritional value of their veggies with these traditional preparations?
(Michael is throwing in his two cents that anything made from sweet potatoes is still giving you nutritional value.)
Loads of friends are posting photos of all their gardening achievement, but I am wondering how they are serving them?
Sort of related, I took the two oldest kids in for their well visit on Monday. It was interesting that the doctor could tell from their pee we had reduced carbs this summer. I have been grilling lean meats out a lot and then serving grilled corn on the cob, green salad, tomato salads or fruit salads all summer. They could tell from a chemical in their urine that I hadn’t been serving very many carbs. (They said that was OK, they just wanted to make sure there was a reason.)
What are your favorite ways to cook veggies for your kids? Do you treat your garden veggies differently than the ones you buy at the store? Tell us your favorite traditional Southern recipes and if you have any secrets to make them healthier?
Do you think Southern moms ruin the nutrition of their veggies with their traditional preparations?