I have been experimenting the past couple of days with ways to make oatmeal for Coop. He is very hands on with his food and a bowl of oatmeal just won’t do. I have come up with two great recipes and both have been a success! Let me know how they work out for y’all and enjoy! Perfect for lil hands and just the right amount of sweetness. Again a wonderful breakfast item which is super kid friendly!
Pancakes! What is there not to like? Bread like goodness with syrup! I have learned however, there is an art to making the perfect pancake and while I am not at perfection level by any means, I have discovered a few key points and created a fantastic recipe for tasty, fluffy pancakes! Anatomy of a Pancake (Written by Rick Martinez on Bonappetit) Flour and liquid create the structure in any dough. Mixing the two together develops gluten, the protein that gives elasticity to dough. When making bread, gluten is a good thing; it allows the bread to hold its structure and supports the formation of the gas bubbles created by…
My lil dude likes variety when it comes to his food. I don’t blame him being a foodie myself, so I have come up with creative ways to incorporate fruit & veggies into his breakfast. So far they have all been a huge success! Snowman Banana French Toast: 1 egg Splash of milk 3-4 slices of bread of choice ½ banana Cinnamon Cardamom EVOO for skillet Cookie cutter shape of choice, I used a snowman Whisk egg & milk together until blended. Mash banana in the egg mixture. It is okay if lumpy. Push bread slices in the mixture, both sides, until well…
Zucchini & Apple Puree: Stage 2 1 apple 2 zucchini (I used two varieties) Peel all veggies and fruit & slice Place in saucepan with enough water to cover Bring to boil then lower temp to simmer Once soft add to food processor and puree Add cooking water, bm or formula to reach desired consistency
Ingredients: 1 mango, cut into chunks 1 banana Preparation: Place the mango and banana chunks in to a food processor. Blend until smooth. Serve.
Ingredients: 3 cups strawberries, cored 2 cups pears, peeled, cored and chopped 1.34 cups peaches, pitted and chopped Directions: Place pears and peaches in saucepan, just covering with water. Simmer gently until tender. Drain water. Transfer pears, peaches and strawberries to blender. Puree until desired consistency is reached, adding water if needed.
Wonderful Stage 2 Food! Ingredients 1/2 cup chopped baby carrots 1 cup chopped mango 1 cup peeled and chopped apple Preparation Put carrots in a steamer pot over boiling water for 3 minutes. 2. Add mango and apple for 2 minutes or until everything is fork tender. 3. Put in a food processor until smooth. 4. Cool and serve.
My new found favorite and my lil man’s too is butternut squash! He is still in stage 1 foods but will graduate to stage 2 soon and I am excited to make this for him. You will need: 2 Organic Apples 1/2 Organic Butternut Squash cooked 3 medium Organic Carrots Instructions 1- Core and chop apples. 2- Cut butternut squash in half, seed and peel. If cooked the peel comes right off. 3- Peel and chop carrots into small chunks. 4- Place apples and carrots into a medium steam basket over boiling water, covered, for 15 minutes. When fork tender they are done. 5- Let cool slightly and add the…
Ingredients 1 organic avocado, mashed Instructions If Serving Fresh / Immediately Mash the avocado with a fork or blend it in a food processor. Mix with breastmilk, formula or water to reach desired consistency. If Freezing Mash the avocado with a fork or blend it in a food processor. Divide into ice cube trays, wrap/cover, and freeze. Thaw in the fridge the night before use, or thaw by putting the ice cube in a bowl over a bowl of hot water on the counter to defrost. Once defrosted, mix with breastmilk, formula or water to reach desired consistency
Barley Cereal 1/4 c. ground barley (barley ground in blender or food processor) 1 cup water Step 1: Bring liquid to a boil. Add the barley and simmer for 10 minutes, whisking constantly Step 2: Mix in formula or breast milk or juice and add fruits if desired Step 3: Serve warm