The grilled cheese sandwich is often a childhood favorite for many. I think every kid enjoys the cheesy bread. My goal with every meal is to try to serve all food groups. That’s why I decided to make it a tad bit healthier by adding an avocado to it! I also coated the bread with a milk and egg mixture for added protein. This avocado grilled cheese sticks recipe is so easy to whip up and so delicious. It’s also perfect for little fingers to grasp and hold. Give it a whirl, you can’t go wrong!
I’ve tried several times to make chicken nuggets taste like the nuggets most kids associate with. This comes pretty close! I’m well aware store-bought nuggets definitely have its time in place, but I wanted to give you a homemade option to try! Best of all, it’s all great ingredients and not processed! Furthermore, I know many of you have children who are really picky about texture. This chicken veggie patties recipe is soft and juicy and super tasty.
1/2 c. green zucchini (one small zucchini), grated
3 broccoli florets, grated (optional)
2 extra small bell peppers, chopped finely
1/4 c. cooked chicken, chopped finely (I use rotiserrie chicken)
1/4 c. green onions, chopped
1/4 c. flour
Dash of Salt
Dash of Pepper
Olive oil for frying
Wash and grate zucchini and dry with paper towel
Chop all vegetables and set aside
In a bowl, mix all ingredients until well incorporated
In a pan add 1 tbs of olive oil on medium high heat
Using a spoon or ice cream scooper, scoop about a tablespoon of batter onto the pan for each pattie. Use a spoon to flatten the scoop into a patty form. Cook until golden brown and flip on the other side for a few minutes.
“A toddler friendly twist to a hometown classic recipe”
Chicken pot pie is a comfort meal that almost everyone loves. Since I haven’t ventured into cooking homemade pies, I created this easier and faster recipe for busy parents. This pie is a slight variation to one of my most popular recipes, Mini Turkey Pot Pies. Frankly, why wait until Thanksgiving to have this yummy meal?
All you need is 30 minutes, four ingredients, and some self control. That’s because you’ll want to eat more than one. A plus side, there’s lots of veggies in it.
P.S. This recipe is highly recommended by my toddler. See food review below in the video 😉
“The better for you tater tot! These tasty sweet potato tater tots are packed with nutrients!”
I recently bought a package of frozen sweet potato tater tots and wasn’t impressed with the flavor. I was hoping it would taste like a sweet potato, but it tasted very artificial. Even my toddler only ate one or two. That’s kind of a world record.
Since I have sweet potatoes on hand all the time, I tried making my own. This orange veggie is one of my oldest’s first foods and he still loves it to this day.
Don’t forget to check out how to peel a sweet potato video if you want to learn the easy way to do it.
In a large pot, boil sweet potatoes and white potatoes until you can pierce a fork through it. Depending on size it should take 15 minutes or so. You can also cut it up so it will cook faster or steam it.
Eating steamed vegetables can get a little boring. Why not jazz it up by making these veggie fritters? From the start of our son’s eating journey we would always serve veggies in its natural state. If I made a “hide the veggies” dish, I’d also offer the real vegetable. I believe it’s one of the reasons he’s not super picky. As he is getting older though, he does like some vegetables more than others.
These yummy fritters contain a garden medley of corn, carrots, peas and green beans. I made these twice in a day, because I didn’t want to think of what to cook. He ate six of them the first time, then only two for dinner. He only left his mother, his servant/chef aka me, 1.5 patties *wink
First you prep your ingredients. I usually like to measure it all out in small bowls and spoons before cooking. For this one however, you can pretty much prepare everything in the same container since you will be mixing it all, except for the egg.
In a separate bowl, beat the egg. Then mix all ingredients until well combined. Then I like to use an ice cream scooper to shape each patty. It makes it so much easier. No messy fingers!
Then add some olive oil in a pan and cook on medium. You can also use a wet spoon to flatten each mound if you like flatter patties. Cook until brown and crispy and enjoy!
We love easy recipes and we love bread around here. When I’m in a rush to make dinner, store-bought dough is such a huge help. Couple it with cheese and you pretty much have dinner. This spinach pizza pull apart bread is also great for holiday get together as an appetizer. It’s bound to be a crowd pleaser for all your guests . Add your favorite dip to it and it’s even tastier.
This recipe is a marriage between two of my most popular recipes, my Blooming Pizza and Blooming Spinach dishes. It’s fast easy and delicious! It takes just a few minutes of prep time and only half an hour to cook
If you have followed my Instagram page, you may have noticed we’ve done a lot of swim practice. My son no longer finishes his sandwiches. I don’t blame him, he’s probably super bored of it. The problem is, it’s super easy for me to pack the night before or early in the morning. When I changed the shape and form, he’s back to eating. This is a twist to my strawberry cheese rollups, less work because there’s no cooking required.
These are the best fried chicken wings ever. Well, at least that I’ve ever made ;). This is obviously a cheat treat for my little guy, but it sure beats frozen chicken wings. Plus, if you’re on the organic train you can make these 100% organic.
So here’s the back story. My best friend and I used to eat chicken wings in Koreatown all the time. These days we both have two kids, and it’s nearly impossible to get out. I’m not really sure how to explain the taste of this. It’s not teriyaki and it’s not barbecue. I call it incredibly delicious. Fast forward to today, while deleting stuff off my phone, I recently found a note listing possible ingredients to my favorite chicken wings. The last time I ate this at a restaurant, I basically sat and tasted every morsel very slowly trying to figure out the ingredients. And then today I tried it!
My toddler doesn’t like stringy vegetables like ones you normally would put in an egg roll. You may have noticed I try different stuffing for my egg rolls (like bananas or breakfast egg roll) so naturally I wanted to try my son’s favorite, with avocado.
I recently found out though, that avocados are not created equal. After two attempts of making this recipe I finally succeeded. One more try, I would have quit lol. At the last grocery run, I purchased several avocados. I bought them not fully ripe since it always goes bad before we can eat them all. This time, I placed them in the refrigerator. Bad idea. They never really really fully ripened, but it did soften a bit.Problem is, the ones I used didn’t seem hard or green
I went on with my recipe testing as I normally would, but when I took a bite of my finished product, it was disgustingly bitter. I said hmmm.. maybe it’s the onion! I made a second batch with onions and some without to test. I also used a different cooking spray just in case. But to my surprise, the second batch was still unsuccessful.
Then I turned to Chef Google and searched, “Why is my eggroll bitter?” Just kidding, I searched “Why is my avocado bitter.” Lo and behold, an avocado that is unripened will produce a bitter taste.
So the moral of this long story is… make sure to use a ripe avocado!
Tip: Press an avocado gently. If it leaves a little dent it is ripe. If there’s no dent, then the avocado is not ready to eat. If it dents very easily though, then it is overripe. You can also ripen it by placing it in a brown bag. If you leave it in a plastic bag it won’t speed up the process.
I also have to admit, that I think this would be incredibly tasty fried. This does however give you a healthier alternative if you’re watching your weight or trying to cut fats.
On a side note, can you believe I had time to do my nails? With two kids under three I feel like I’ve won the jackpot. One week later my nails are still going strong and I am an excessive hand washer. Jamberry gave me a few sheets to try and needless to say I’ll be using them all the time from now on. It feels great that one part of me doesn’t look like a mombie. There was a learning curve, but once you get it.. it’s awesome! Any who, I don’t sell it or anything, just offering a tip! See my pretty nails shown on the video below 😉
We love mac and cheese in my household. Problem is, I can ‘t cook it everyday because it isn’t entirely that great for you. But what about if you add some veggies in it?
Makes you feel a little better serving it right? Just try this, you or your kids won’t be able to tell the difference!