We eat a lot of eggs for breakfast and I wanted to try a different protein source. The yogurt sitting in the refrigerator was about to expire. I basically experimented with this recipe and it was a hit with the little guy. But then again, he does eat almost everything I give him. Regardless, I’m going to ride the “he will eat anything” train as long as I can.
The consistency is a much softer option for babies, especially BLW beginners!
1 Ripe Banana
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp of baking powder, for a less fluffier pancake use 1/2 tsp
1/3 cup plain yogurt (I’m sure you can use flavored if you wish, just expect to taste that flavor)
1. Mix plain yogurt and smash ripe bananas.
2. Mix in all-purpose flour with baking powder
4. Cook in butter
We drizzled honey, but I thought it was too sweet. The ripe banana was sweet enough. Also, no honey before one!
I have a lot of corned beef left over from St. Patrick’s Day. I had to think of a way to use up the leftovers. As usual, I looked in my freezer and refrigerator and got to work. My store-bought organic pastry dough was about to expire. I instantly thought of meat pie!
By the way, I ended up filling some with peanut butter and jelly. I also splurged and stuffed one or two with Nutella. I prefer the sweet varieties better.
P.S. One more recipe with corned beef coming up, and that’s it! I think the next time I’ll buy corned beef will be in 5 years lol
Pastry dough (I used store-bought organic, but I’m sure you can make it, I’m just not that talented.)
Any stuffing you like: peanut butter and jelly, Nutella, cookie butter
1. Roll out pastry dough
2. Cut in small rectangular pieces
3. Add stuffing on rectangular piece, add another piece over it.
4. Seal with a fork (as shown below)
5. Bake at 350f until cooked. Took about 25 minutes for me, but all ovens vary.
When we have eggs, we either boil, scramble, or fry it. I wanted to try something different. We made “egg” rolls! It’s an easy dish and you can add just about anything in it. You will need enough stuffing so it can hold its shape however.
2 string cheese sticks
2 tbs of water
1. Mix eggs and water
2. Cook a thin layer of the scrambled egg. Flip when done cooked on one side.
It’s 93 degrees Fahrenheit in sunny California. Naturally, I think of ice cream.
I have to admit though, cold weather never curbs my appetite for ice cream ;). When I was a kid, my aunt made me a dessert called ice candy. It was basically fruit, milk, and sugar frozen into little plastic bags. I wanted to replicate something similar, minus the sugar. I didn’t have fancy plastic bags, so as usual, I improvised.
I experimented and came out with delicious homemade ice cream! It’s so yummy and has only 3 ingredients. You can obviously make yourself an ice cream sundae and add all your favorite toppings. I’m already drooling at the thought of making Nutella ice cream. Or how about Cookie Butter ice cream? For the baby though, I kept it simple.
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup frozen strawberries (frozen works best, but i’ve tried fresh too)
1 frozen RIPE banana (frozen works best, but I’ve tried fresh too)
Condensed Milk – for those with a sweet tooth.
1. Mix all desired ingredients
2. Blend all ingredients until creamy
3. Place into a freezer safe bowl or container. We used our Ooga bowl so I can easily give it to my baby without transfer (after I take about 8 bites so he won’t have too much). Freeze for about an hour and half. To me, this is the perfect amount of time to get the consistency and texture I like. Remember, if you’re wanting a more traditional super sweet ice cream, add condensed milk.
All freezers aren’t created equal so you can always check on it and test it. Just don’t check it too often because you might not have any left to share. It’s that good lol. It won’t hurt to leave it in longer, you will just get a more icy texture. It has no preservatives or added chemicals so it won’t have the same texture as ice cream, but I think it tastes better than store-bought!
Vegan option: replace cream with canned coconut milk.
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Is it just me or does every baby want whatever you’re eating? Well, I wanted some chips with my sandwich, so i decided to make some! This way I can control the amount of salt I add.
It’s also a great way to use up tortillas .
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp chili powder (decrease for baby and add onion powder)
1 tsp paprika
3 tbs grated parmesan
12 small corn tortillas, we only had flour but it worked fine!
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt (optional for baby)
1. Mix Seasonings
2. Add olive oil and stir
3. Spread on tortilla with a brush and layer tortillas for cutting
4. Cut and bake at 350f for 8-10 minutes or until crispy.
I’m not sure if there is a “clingy buzzer” that goes off when a toddler turns 18 months, but it sure feels like it. It’s been a lot harder to cook for him these days. I have to carry him more than usual. That means I can’t use sharp knives and can only do minimal cooking. .
There are days I have to improvise. Dinner is sometimes simple consisting of a boiled egg, a kiwi, and an avocado. I would say that satisfies all the major food groups right? lol.
I would say he certainly brings out the best of me. Here’s how we get by. Hopefully it will help you if you find yourself in the same situation.