We love food in this house, if you haven’t guessed. We love cooking and trying new things. Thankfully, we have been blessed with a little one that loves food too! I have really enjoyed introducing food to Ada. I love researching new meals for her to try and watching her discover new tastes and textures.
A lot of times, Ada just eats what we eat, but I do make some things just for her to enjoy. Here is a round up of her favorites:
Mini Cheese and Asparagus Fritattas: This is super easy and tasty! I diced the asparagus and sautéed them with a salt and pepper. I wisked up 4 eggs and a splash of milk, added a small handful of shredded cheddar cheese and the asparagus. Baked them in a mini muffin pan and done! I froze the frittatas and I reheat them when needed. Ada loves them so much! I have to watch her carefully, otherwise she will stuff her mouth full of them and choke.
Greek Yogurt and Fruit: This is another favorite of Ada’s. Our favorite greek yogurt is Cabot French Vanilla, it seriously tastes like vanilla ice-cream. It is my favorite yogurt and I always join her when I make this for her. 😉 I will sometimes give this to Ada as a dessert at the end of the day. Since she is such a good eater, I don’t mind giving her something sweet.
Healthy Banana Pancakes: This is a simple recipe and it is delicious! They taste similar to banana bread but they are much lighter. We eat them with and without maple syrup. And Ada’s favorite fruit is banana, so she eats them like candy. I make a batch and freeze them to use throughout the week.
Turkey and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches: These have been a favorite for everybody around here. I found some sliced white cheddar cheese and they make the best grill cheese! I add turkey for some protein and a tiny bit of mayo – best grilled cheese ever!
Mini Chicken Pot Pies: I have actually never made chicken pot pie before, so I wanted something easy. This recipe is so easy and fast, which is necessary in my book when it comes to cooking dinner. The witching hour occurs during dinner prep – ya’ll know what I am talking about, right? Worst time of the day!
Pasta e Fagioli: This is an all time favorite in our house. We all love this stuff! It is easy, so delicious, and healthy. What more can you ask for? I use my mother’s secret recipe, sorry can’t share! But there are lots of recipes out there that I am sure are amazing. I usually make a large batch and pressure can it.
Mexican Sweet Potatoes Skins: This is another favorite that everyone loves. I just add black beans, cheese, and a little bit of salsa to Ada’s potato. She loved this combo when she was eating purees, now she eats it like we do. For ours, we add a little more flavor with cilantro, cumin, onion, hotter salsa, etc.
You can find so many ideas and recipes for babies/toddlers on blogs and Pinterest. This is just some ideas that have worked for us and meals that Ada just loves. What are some of your go to meals for your littles? Happy Friday ya’ll!