Veggie Medley on the Ready
Serves 1 hungry 6+ month old
1/2 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
2 zucchinis, skin on, cut up into 2 cm pieces
1 medium sweet potato
1 small white potato
Place the cauliflower florets and zucchini in the steamer basket
Place the sweet potato and white potato in the boiling water at the bottom of the steamer
Cook for 15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender
Reserve some of the water and set aside
Add all the contacts to your blender and purée. If it is too think, add some of the reserved water to thin it out to your desired consistency.
Serve immediately or freeze in pods for another time.
Makes 4-5 servings, approximately 1/2 cup each
Use the hashtag, #ohmmybabyfood so I can see your baby food creations!
I'm obsessed with peanut butter!! It's not uncommon to find me on a weeknight watching Netflix with a spoon and a jar of Mayver's in my lap!
I stumbled across overnight oats on Pinterest, and thought it would be a great thing to try because, as a new mum, I wasn't eating breakfast until 11am most days. I also thought it would be a nice change of pace for my husband because it would mean no breakfast prep for his 6am start.
I usually make him a classic overnight oat recipe with grated apple which he loves, but I wanted to try a sweet version featuring my beloved peanut butter!
Peanut Butta + Banana Choc Chip Overnight Oats
1 LARGE serve, or 2-3 small serves
1/2 cup of rolled oats (heaped)
1/3 cup of yogurt (greek yogurt or coconut for a dairy-free option)
2/3 cup of almond milk
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Pinch of rock salt
1 tablespoons of honey (or maple syrup)
1-2 tablespoon of peanut butter
1 small/medium banana, cut in half longways, then cut into bit size pieces
Chocolate chips (quantity is your personal preference!)
Place all the ingredients into a bowl and fold together with a spoon. Mix well, then place in your desired container. I recommend chilling them overnight, but they are usually ready in about 4 hours.
You can make these on Sunday evening for the whole week so that you have a grab-n-go breakfast on your way to work. For the mamas out there, this no fuss meal that you can quickly shovel in your gob while your bubby has their morning play on their mat.
You can eat them as they are, add a dollop of fresh yogurt on top, or even a sprinkle of cinnamon if you fancy!
* If there is fresh fruit in the overnight oats, I try to consume it within 2-3 days *
What is your fav, go to breakfast? I'd love to know. Comment below...
Sorry I use my hands as measuring cups. I'll try to find more accurate measurements next time I make this bad boy!
This really is so easy and it takes no time at all to prepare. When you do your meal prep, you could have the kale and spinach measured / cut / washed in a tupperware so that all you really have to do is grab your lemon, coconut water and frozen mango.
A few things to keep in mind:
The greens don't have to be organic
I use curly kale or tuscan kale
The frozen mango is what makes the smoothie really thick and creamy. If you want an even creamier smoothie, add 1/2 an avocado
Why this smoothie:
Thanks to Joe Rogan's podcast, we discovered Found My Fitness by Dr. Rhonda Patrick. Rhonda is so fun to listen to and has studied the magical powers of sulforaphane. Sulforaphane is naturally produced when cruciferous vegetables are damaged (chewed, cut, blended). It's a cancer fighter, it helps improve gut health, enhances brain function, and some evidence suggest it helps to combat depression.
Pretty amazing stuff.
Other foods that contain sulforaphane are: brussels sprouts, collard greens, broccoli, cabbage, mustard greens, cauliflower, turnip, bok choy, watercress, radish and broccoli raab. I will share more sulforaphane enriched smoothies over the next few weeks.
If you like watching YOUTUBE, then you have to see this.
What are your favorite smoothie recipes? Comment below and let me know!
Creamy Beet Puree
Serves 1 hungry 6 month old
1 beet, peeled and cubed
2 large parsnips, peeled and chopped
1 medium white potato, peeled and cubed
TIP: Cut your veggies in similar size pieces to ensure all the pieces cook evenly
Place the chopped potato and beet in the water at the bottom of the steamer
Place the parsnip in the steamer basket, put the lid on.
Cook for 15-20, or until tender.
Reserve some of the fluid and set aside.
Drain excess water and place the cooked veggies in your blender and puree.
Add water until you reach your desired consistency.
Serve immediately or freeze in ice cube trays / baby food freezer pods
Makes 4-5 serves (approx 1/2 cup each)
If you give it a try, please add the hashtag #ohmmybabyfood so I can see your lovely creations!
Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Toast
This makes a great breakfast or snack
Serves 1 hungry Yogini
1 piece of toast (you choose, I like Ezekiel Bread)
CRUNCHY peanut butter
Drizzle of local honey
Chia seeds (optional)
Assemble. Take Photo. Enjoy.
P.S. Share your photos with #ohmmyrecipes so I can see your creations!
For the Love of Food
I think eating well is a form of self-respect, and that's evident in my recipes.