Friday, April 18, 2008

lie to me

Are sweet potato frites from Trader Joes the same as feeding your three year old vegetables? Can it serve as an entire dinner if you include ketchup?

It can, right?


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25 comments:

hele said...

I'm afraid I cannot lie to you:
Sweet potato frites from Trader Joes is the same as feeding your three year old vegetables.

McDonalds is a far better way of preparing her stomach as a global eater.

marymurtz said...

If the Reagan administration can classify ketchup as a vegetable, then all bets are off anyway.

Hetha said...

dude, sweet potato and beet chips have been a vegetable serving in this house for months!

heather said...

Absolutely. Also fish sticks count as fish, chicken nuggets as chicken, and where the hell does TJs keep the sweet potato fries? I'm so going to look for those today.

Gwen said...

Hmmm. You know sweet potato fries with mayonnaise are even better. And extra healthy!

Defiantmuse said...

I'm w/ Gwen. that's always how I eat my sweet tater fries. And sometimes if I'm feeling super adventurous I even mix the mayo WITH the ketchup. Boo-yah.

Beck said...

Sweet potato fries are fine. Especially when you make them yourself and bake them in the oven - mmm, I have an idea for lunch.

Deb said...

They count as a vegetable and so does ketchup. All condiments count as vegetables, don't ya know?

Julie Pippert said...

Babe! Of course it counts! I also count spinach and carrots baked into lasagna, and zucchini baked into bread.

Maybe this is why I don't think my kids have an eating problem?

;)

Magpie said...

Hmm. She eats them? I may have to try them.

liv said...

if i could get yams in any form in my kids i'd be crazy ass happy.

painted maypole said...

of course it can

Denguy said...

Uh, were the frites fried in extra-virgin olive oil?
Technically, ketchup is a fruit.

Chicky Chicky Baby said...

It counts as a vegetable in my house. We eat a lot of baked sweet potato fries and chips in my house.

Kyla said...

Dude, if she'll eat it, count it as whatever you want. That's my personal motto.

Ron Davison said...

marymurtz beat me to it.

KC said...

Dude. YES. Anything orange counts.

gurukarm said...

well, you may remember that our esteemed (cough cough) former prez Mr. Reagan had the school lunch program rules changed to state that ketchup counted as a vegetable. So. There you go. :-)

urban-urchin said...

You serve them with ketchup which is wayyyyy more advanced then we round these parts in fact it's down right gourmet.
BESIDES-You heard KC- she's the Dr. she should know.

Amanda said...

Some days I really grade myself on whether there is anything ingested, not so much caring about the "what."

Susanne said...

Of course. With the ketchup you have tomatoes too.

FENICLE said...

What an excellent question! I say YES!!!!

luckyzmom said...

So many people in denial 8)

crazymumma said...

I cannot think of a better dinner.

Expatriate Chef said...

Easy answer: Oh yes!

Longer one: Sweet potatoes are one of the healthiest foods you can eat, loaded with beta carotene and vitamin A. Even though they taste sweet naturally, they have a lower glycemic index than white potatoes.

You can easily bake your own SP fries at home in about 15 minutes. It's a recipe that generally gets about four helpings from the kiddo and it's all good stuff.