After J hit the 1 year mark, I got a little more brave with cooking. Rather than just steaming everything, I started to experiment: first with sauteing, then sauteing and adding simple spices, then roasting, then marinating and grilling veggies. Yes, both J and I are veggie lovers. J was never that big on fruit or sweets but give the boy some zucchini and he will love you forever. Of course he does love his meats too and I leave the cooking of meats to J's grandpa and daddy, although I do marinate and steam, bake or broil fish for us.
I know I am lucky because J is not a very picky toddler. Right now he is anti-cheese, unless it is on melted in a sandwich like wholewheat grilled cheese, and anti-chocolate which I am totally fine with. I thought it'd be fun to share some of his favorite foods. If you have other foods that your little ones love, please share; I love finding new ideas for meals and/or sides!
- whole wheat french toast
- whole wheat grilled cheese
- sauteed spinach with fresh garlic
- grilled eggplant
- yogurt with fresh fruit
- sweet potato fries
- baked sweet potato
- pan-fried zucchini breaded with whole wheat bread crumbs
- cubed watermelon
- cubed cantaloupe
- broiled salmon
- lamb in any way, shape or form