For those of you with toddlers, I thought I would start a new feature here at VI " Bite Sized Recipes" I'm always looking for new ways to create yummy foods for our one year old daughter who is grain free, sugar free and mostly dairy free (she occasionally has organic butter and a small bite of cheese here and there). We've decided to introduce those things to her later when her gut has had the chance to mature a bit longer.
She loves all kinds of foods though, eggs, veggies, meat etc. She likes food with flavor, just like we do. When we're headed out for the day, I'm always fixing up a little cooler for her so she can have yummy food on the road. Sometimes, figuring out what to take can be a challenge and I'm always looking for new ideas. Maybe we can swap ideas?
For the most part, she eats what we eat. She's a whole foods baby. That just means she's never ate out of a baby food jar. We tried those new pouches awhile back and she liked them for a day and then wouldn't have anything to do with them. It was nice to have on the sandy beach though.
For the record she has 14 teeth and has two more coming in as we speak. You'll have to judge whether these foods would be safe for your child. You also need to be sure they're fully able to chew their food and handle it. For more information on this whole foods approach or "Baby Led Weaning" check out the Baby Led Weaning Website.
Recipe: Bite Sized Sauteed Zucchini
2 Small Organic Zucchini
1T Organic Coconut Oil
Pink Sea Salt
Dash of Basil
Dash of Oregano
Dash of Garlic Powder
To make: Heat a small skillet on medium heat, add 1T of yummy organic coconut oil. Add the sliced zucchini and spices accept for the salt to the pan. Sautee until just fork tender. Remove from heat and add a pinch of salt.