Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Lemon Chicken and Vegetables

(The above picture is from weelicious.com)

This recipe came from weelicious.com. This stuff is yummy, make a batch for you dinner as well!

Lemon Chicken and Vegetables (10 Baby/Toddler Servings)

1 Chicken Breast
1 Cup Broccoli Florets
1/2 Cup Yellow Squash, chopped
1Tsp Lemon Juice
1Tsp Vegit (I used a vegatized seasoning salt)

1. Cook the chicken breast in a steamer pot over boiling water for 4 minutes.

2. Add the broccoli and yellow squash and steam 4 more minutes or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are fork tender.

3. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse.*

4. Cool and serve.

*It’s nice to keep this dish a little chunky if you’re serving it to a little one with a few teeth.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

New Gadget Alert: The Wean Machine

Have you heard of the Wean Machine? I don't even remember how I came across this (surfing the net I am sure!), but it seems really cool.

From the Juvenile Solutions website:

Introducing The Wean Machine™

Fill, squeeze and feed!
The Wean Machine makes nutritious and healthy food with
no noise, no mess, and no fuss!
Helps through each stage of weaning
Easy to use – fill, squeeze and feed
Saves time, no need to cook separate meals
Portable, compact and self contained
Easily sterilized and dishwasher safe
Contains no BPA’s, Phthalates or PVC
Not suitable for use in microwave
Never leave baby unattended when feeding
Always check temperature of food

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Egg Casserole

I got this recipe from the Wholesome Baby Food Blog.

We’re sharing a “casserole” from our favorite egg recipes site, the American Egg Board. This is called the Good Morning Casserole. You can use all egg yolks (12 of them) if your baby has not yet started whole eggs. Remember, many pediatricians still recommend whole eggs at 12 months of age so please be sure to consult with your pediatrician about eggs. Click to read all about eggs and egg allergies, and find more egg recipes too.

This recipe would be great for the 10 month+ baby who is enjoying lumps and bumps in food; a really great textured meal for the active “pincher”. I also suggest using this recipe to help baby learn self-feeding with a spoon. Enjoy!

• 4 slices bread, crust trimmed (try a hearty multi-grain bread!)
• 6 eggs
• 1 1/2 cups skim or low-fat milk
• 4 slices cooked turkey bacon, crumbled
• 1/4 cup (1 oz.) shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
• 1/4 cup (1 oz.) shredded Swiss cheese, divided
• 1/3 cup sliced mushrooms
• 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt, optional
• 1/2 cup frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed

Across bottom of lightly greased 9 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish, arrange bread slices, slightly overlapping. Set aside. In large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, bacon, 2 tablespoons each of Swiss and Cheddar cheeses, mushrooms and salt, if desired. Pour mixture over bread slices. Sprinkle potatoes and remaining cheeses over egg mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Bake, uncovered, in preheated 350ºF oven until lightly browned and knife inserted near center comes out clean, about 40 to 45 minutes

I cut this into baby size portions and froze them for later.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Avocados: A quick update

Just a quick update for those that may have had a similar issue. We tried avocados a long time ago and Drew broke out in a pretty good rash. Click here and here for the original posts. We tried it again while on vacation and had zero issues. I am excited to buy some more and try some new recipes with it!

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day everyone, I hope you all had a fantastic day. We've been on vacation so we haven't made any recent post. I will have some new post soon, but for now, here is a great video of Drew playing hide and seek with his Daddy.

Original Video - More videos at TinyPic

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs

Nothing special here, just some angel hair pasta with jarred spaghetti sauce and some of the organic frozen turkey meatballs I bought earlier chopped up. It is a huge mess, but ever baby has to do at least once.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Drew is not a big fan of fruits or vegetables right now, so I am having a difficult time trying to find ways to prepare them so he will actually eat them. I figured I'd try some beef stew. I could cook several veggies & meat at one time with loads of flavor infused in them. No way he could resist that, right? Well, turns out he actually does eat his vegetables; just when they are loaded with flavor. I just made my normal slow cooker beef stew recipe (Stew meat, onions, celery, carrots, potatoes, garlic and a season packet for stews). I actually froze several servings for later too!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Gerber's Toddler Nutrition Guide

If you are like me; you are confused about what exactly constitutes a serving size for a toddler is. By toddler, I mean a child that is walking (or tyring to walk) and eating finger foods. I recently received Gerber's "Start Healthy Stay Healthy" guide in the mail and found the chart below to be extremely helpful; so I thought I'd share. Click here for the original PDF file
Update: Thanks Sharee, she just let me know that Wholesome Toddler Food has some great information about this too. Click here to read their site.