Nutritious Dairy- Free Toddler Snack
(or breakfast), Serves 1
Coconut yogurt (Dairy free/Vegan Option)
Added (optional) toppings:
Raw honey (if over the age of 1)
Fresh fruit, like blueberries or strawberries
Why these toppings?
Sesame seeds are high in fibre which is great for digestive health. A mere three tablespoons of sesame seeds have a whopping 5 grams of protein. They are also high in calcium (3 tablespoons of unhulled sesame seeds have 22% of the RDI).
Goji berries contain all EIGHT essential amino acids. A single 4oz serving contains 10% of your daily value for protein... and it's a fruit! They are also great for added vitamin C, fibre and iron.
Flaxseeds are high in protein, fibre and omega-3 fatty acids.
Would your toddler enjoy this simple snack?
Tell me in the comments below!
This a quick and easy raw and cooked mezze platter that would make an excellent lunch, snack or dinner.
✖️Raw zucchini spears
✖️Cooked eggplant, sweet potato and zucchini
✖️Raw carrot spears
Would your toddler like this spread? Tell me in the comments below!
Zucchini, Dill and Feta Polenta Muffins
Makes 12 muffins
1 cup of polenta ( I use this kind)
1 cup of wholemeal flour
1 cup of milk (often times I'll use almond milk!)
1 large zucchini, grated
2 free range eggs
1 tablespoon of dijon mustard
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 clove of garlic, microplanned (or minced)
100 grams of feta (leave a little to garnish the tops of the muffins before they go in the oven)
1/2 tablespoon of fresh dill, finely chopped
Generous pinch of rock salt
Preheat oven to 180C.
Sift the flour, polenta and baking powder.
Grate the zucchini and squeeze in a clean, dry tea towel to remove excess moisture. Add the zucchini, garlic and and feta to the dry ingredients.
In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and mustard. Once incorporated, add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and fold together. Then add your salt, pepper and fresh dill.
Spoon mixture evenly into greased muffin tins and bake for 11-12 mins and golden on top.
I like to eat them warm out of the oven!
They make a great morning or afternoon tea as is.
For breakfast, slice one (or two) open and top with a runny fried or poached egg. Delicious!
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I made these up last week and we gobbled them up. I love easy recipes that my husband, daughter and I all enjoy .... especially if they are low fuss, and easy to prepare!
Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Cook Time: 45mins- 1 hour
Total time: 1hr 10 mins
Serves 2 adults
2 medium to large sweet potatoes
1 Tablespoon of taco seasoning
1 roasted red capiscum from a jar (I used these). Remove from jar, pat dry and dice.
1 300 gram tin of corn, drained
1 425 grams can of black beans, drained and rinsed
Shredded vintage cheddar cheese
Red onion (garnish)
Salt & pepper
-Preheat the oven to 175C
-Wash potatoes well and pick with a folk on all sides.
-Place in the oven for 45mins -1hour, or until completely cooked through and tender.
-Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes, as they will be too hot to handle.
-Cut them lengthwise and carefully scoop out the insides with a spoon and place them into a large bowl
-Add, to the same bowl, the tinned beans, corn, tablespoon of seasoning and the roasted capiscum (red bell pepper). Fold together gently.
-Carefully spoon the mixture back into the potato skins and top with shredded cheese, placing them back in the oven until the cheese is melted (2-3 mins).
-Remove and plate up. Serve with a dollop of greek yogurt, raw purple onion and fresh cilantro (coriander).
The weather has been fantastic is Sydney, so lovely and warm, and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to start giving my daughter some nutrient dense, refreshing smoothies.
Keeping with the theme of our "war on waste," I raided the fridge to get some inspiration and see what needed to be used. I came up with this delicious smoothie which I enjoyed just as much as she did! This smoothie makes a great snack or a wonderful addition to your toddler's breakfast.
Toddler Friendly Green Smoothie
Serves 1 hungry toddler
1/2 a zucchini, raw and unpeeled
1/2 fresh banana
1 large handful of kale (stems removed)
2 organic frozen strawberries
Almond Milk (carrageenan free). I'm trying this one at the moment, which is sold at Aldi.
-----> The more almond milk, the larger (and thinner) the smoothie. Personally, I like thick smoothies, but kids won't be able to drink them if the are too thick, so keep that in mind!
I eyeball the almond milk, but if I had to guess, I'd say about 1/2 a cup would do the trick!
Place all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. Very smooth if you have picky eaters or kids that are sensitive to textures.
Coconut flakes (make sure this is age appropriate for your child)
A drizzle of raw honey if your kids are 1 year +
TIP: I like serving it with a stainless steel straw because it makes less mess and also prevents choking hazards.
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