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!
Have you ever had a savory muffin? While I do love sweet muffin varieties, sometimes a little change is a good thing. Plus, when it comes to breakfast, I’d prefer savory. I’m always trying to create fast on the go meals that include as many of the food groups as possible. This broccoli cheddar muffins recipe is tasty and packed with all kinds of goodness!
In case I haven’t persuaded you to go make this yet.. check out what it looks like on the inside!
Without further due.. here’s the recipe (actually, my second son who used to sleep 12 hours is going through a sleep regression, and well, I can’t keep writing, because he just woke up!)
Okay, I digress, here it is!
P.S. this is SUPER toddler approved by my almost “threenager”
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I always have store-bought dough of some sort in my refrigerator. For fast meals I often use crescent rolls. These rolls are so incredibly tasty, I couldn’t stop eating it. For the sake of my waistline I won’t make these turkey Swiss rolls again for a few months. It’s THAT good. I did however, sneak in some spinach in it so the meal included more food groups.
TIp: I used crescent rolls, but a sheet of dough will work better like crescent dough sheet or pizza crust.
“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
Calling all picky eater parents! I feel you. If you’re tired of smoothies, try this veggie muffin!
My oldest son recently had a 24 hour bug. It’s super hard to see them sick but it’s even harder to know they haven’t eaten for some time. I’m thankful his illness was short-lived, but as he got better, his normally hefty appetite didn’t come back. It’s been days since he got the bug and still no appetite, except for toast and fruit. I panicked!
Today I decided to make baking an activity. I’ve found if he’s involved in the cooking procedures he is eats the fruits of his labor. Sure enough, he ate FOUR of item.
It probably acted as an appetizer for him because he topped it off with a bowl of rice, chicken, sweet potato and boiled egg. I’m so excited he’s back!
This muffin isn’t the most photogenic, but it tastes great and is packed with several fruits and vegetables. It has apples, bananas, spinach, and carrots. I also used coconut oil instead of vegetable. In the past, I’ve cut down the sugar by a tablespoon and it’s still delicious!
Tip: you can also blend the carrots in with the wet ingredients, if you have super picky eater who picks out veggies out of their food.
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Ever have one of those days where you have a limited amount of food left in your house and you just kind of slap everything together? I’ve been so busy with work lately I pretty much just through everything that made sense into a slow cooker and came up with this pleasant surprise. I’ll keep this short and sweet because work beckons.
Tip: The Rotel was a bit too spicy for my little one but does provide a nice spice to the dish for grownups. Used diced tomatoes instead for the little folks who can’ eat spicy foods yet.
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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!