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Jerry Seinfeld’s Wife Deceives Her Children

Jessica Seinfeld, wife of Jerry Seinfeld, has come up with an ingenious way to get her three kids to eat their vegetables: she purees them and sneaks them into similar-colored foods that her kids actually like. For example, cauliflower puree … Read More

By / October 4, 2007

Jessica Seinfeld, wife of Jerry Seinfeld, has come up with an ingenious way to get her three kids to eat their vegetables: she purees them and sneaks them into similar-colored foods that her kids actually like. For example, cauliflower puree in scrambled eggs, beet puree in chocolate cake, butternut squash puree in mac and cheese…it goes on and on. Now, when I first came across her blog, I was mortified. I thought she was crazy. And then I thought, no, she's a genius! She's a crazy genius is what she is! And not only did her idea win her a spot on Oprah's food Web site, she parlayed a book deal out of it, too.

But my question is this: if the only way you can get your kids to eat their veggies is by sneaking veggie mush (essentially baby food) into their meals, have you really won? I mean, I guess if your goal is not to make your kids like veggies, but simply to ingest them, then yes. But when her kids get older and realize what she's done to them, it'll probably be so traumatizing that they'll never even be able to look at another vegetable again let alone eat one.

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