Veggie Nuggets

This recipe can be made egg-free and dairy-free (substitutes listed) Ingredients: 1 cup shredded carrots 3 cups broccoli florets 1 garlic clove 2 tablespoons chia seeds 6 tablespoons water 1 1/4 cups breadcrumbs divided 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese OR dairy free cheese alternative 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoon grassContinue reading “Veggie Nuggets”

Starting Solids- The Essentials

Starting Solids with your little one is such an exciting time! One of the most asked questions when preparing for solids is: WHAT DO I NEED?! To be honest, you really don’t need much! A few simple products for food prep, cleaning, and feeding and you are good to go – as long as yourContinue reading “Starting Solids- The Essentials”

Strawberry Chia Jam

Growing up peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were a staple food in our home. Now, as an adult, I want to share that meal time nostalgia with my own child! However, if you have ever flipped over those store bought jellies and read the ingredients and nutrtion information it can make you a little hesitant.Continue reading “Strawberry Chia Jam”

Spinach and Banana Pancakes

Vegetables for BREAKFAST! Yes, that is correct. Vegetable. For. Breakfast. Incorporating veggies as part of your meal and snack routine is a very important part in helping toddlers and children learn to like these foods. Rather than pushing vegetables off until dinner time, I highly encourage you to look for opportunities to include them atContinue reading “Spinach and Banana Pancakes”

One Pot Garlic Butter Chicken and Rice with Broccoli

One pot meals are ALWAYS the best! Less dishes, less work, but still delicious. This Garlic Butter Chicken and Rice is perfect to make for the whole family to enjoy together! I use my Dutch Oven for this recipe but any large pot with a lid will work. This post contains affiliate links. See hereContinue reading “One Pot Garlic Butter Chicken and Rice with Broccoli”

Make Meals Fun!

One of my favorite tips for Parents of Picky Eaters is to make meals FUN! Novelty and imagination goes such a long way with little ones! It can transform a normal meal into something completely new and exciting with something as simple and quick as cookie cutter & a sandwhich– and in less than 5Continue reading “Make Meals Fun!”

Homemade Hummus Recipe

Hummus is one of my FAVORITE foods to make at home! Before I learned this recipe, I didn’t know how good hummus could truly be! It is such a versatile food that can add extra protein, healthy fat, calcium and non-heme iron to a meal that would otherwise lack those things! INGREDIENTS 1 can (15Continue reading “Homemade Hummus Recipe”

Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Jumbo Shells with Marinara and Ground Beef Sauce

Ingredients 1 pound ground beef 1/2 cup wilted spinach, fresh or frozen  1 can (24 ounces) marinara sauce 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, split 24 pieces jumbo pasta shells 24 ounces ricotta cheese 2 cups freshly shredded mozzarella cheese 1 egg, beaten Directions In a large pot over medium heat,Continue reading “Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Jumbo Shells with Marinara and Ground Beef Sauce”

5 Fast Smoothie Recipes with Veggies

I always advocate that people (especially children) get their nutrients primarily from the foods they eat. And that they only use supplements if they absolutely can not meet their daily needs through what they eat…sometimes I have to find creative ways to get extra nutrients in! And one of the easiest ways to get a toddler to unknowingly have 2-3 servings of veggies- a smoothie!