Another Nigella Lawson favorite in our family is this crustless pizza. The hubs is okay with it but E and I enjoy it for lunch whenever we have cold meats in the fridge we need to use up. It is very easy to whip up but does require a cook time of 30 minutes in the oven at 400°F so do take into account the amount of time your oven needs to preheat.
I love banana bread but usually find it too sweet. This recipe is adapted from a banana chocolate chip muffin recipe. I tried making the muffins (sans chips) but they didn’t turn out as well and the muffins were hard to remove from the muffin liners. Why not make it into a loaf then? It took a couple of tries before I got the bake time right, but basically you make the batter and bake it at the same temperature and time as you would for a loaf of banana bread.
I have not gone paleo. I am not on a diet (though maybe I should be). I just had very ripe bananas on my counter and an excess of eggs. Also, I was running out of ideas what to feed my toddler for breakfast and bananas and eggs happen to be some of her favorite foods.
After E turned one and started snacking a lot, I started looking for portable snacks that I could carry around. At first I purchased some baby/toddler snacks but was a little dismayed at the ingredient list, even the ones from “organic” brands.
We don’t eat rice that often, but when we do, we usually have to spoon-feed E. Since E doesn’t quite like being spoon-fed anymore, it has been a challenge feeding her things that can be hard for her to pick up (think soups, porridge etc.).
This is a recipe I tried from the BLW Cookbook. It is a fairly simple recipe that can be put together in an hour or less. Of all the recipes I have tried so far, E likes these the most. E likes to mush them into smaller crumbly bits and eat each bit. The wedges (or sticks) freeze well and reheat well in the microwave. I also pack them for on-the-go meals. The hubs and I enjoy these as well.
When E first started solids, one of the first foods recommended by the pediatrician was rice cereal. It’s a common first food and many babies have started their journey on solids with this staple. My lactation consultant recommended otherwise since it is essentially nutritionally empty – think just carbs.
Eggs are a great source of protein for babies and making scrambled eggs is very easy. Do make sure the eggs are cooked through – but not over cooked!