This toddler-friendly recipe makes enough for parents to enjoy too. Jazz up the adults’ bowls with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, freshly ground black pepper and shredded Cheddar cheese.
Carrot and Pea Soup
Vegetable Bolognese Pizza
When you just need to get dinner on the table, this is the pizza to make. Our Bolognese sauce has a “meaty” texture, but is vegetarian. Check the label on your mozzarella if you’re serving vegetarians; some mozzarella cheese contains rennet.
All the flavours you love in Mexican fast food on a pizza crust instead of a tortilla. If you have a pizza paddle, this is the time to use it! It makes transferring the assembled pizza to the oven rack a cinch.
Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Cranberries and Sliced Almonds
Sweet potatoes are a great source of Vitamins A and C, and make a great substitute for white potatoes in many recipes, including potato salad. Roasting them brings out their sweetness.
Easy Roasted Green Beans with Balsamic Vinegar and Goat Cheese
Roasting beans brings out more flavour than boiling them. Making a roast for a crowd? Throw these beans in the oven after the roast comes out and is resting before carving; the roast and the veg will be ready to eat at the same time.
Roasted Cauliflower with French Vinaigrette
Your turn to host the big holiday meal and you’re tired of the same old sides? Try this easy cauliflower side dish, large enough for a crowd, but requiring very little prep.
Tomato Basil Pizzettes
These mini pizzas are sure to be a hit with your toddler. If your toddler likes cooked broccoli, peas or spinach, add them before baking.
Wholesome Chicken Carrot and Brown Rice Puree
If you’re making chicken breasts for the entire family, throw an extra one on to use in this pureed baby food. Alternatively, you can use leftover roast chicken or poached chicken breast. Chicken is often one of the first meats recommended for babies’ diets, as it is easily digested.
Smooth Sweet Potato Soup
A warm lunch that’s easy to make for baby, and mom can enjoy some too! Cinnamon is a good “starter spice” for babies. Store leftovers in the refrigerator or freeze in ice cube trays for easy portioning later on.
Silky Quinoa and Squash
Make quinoa for supper and pull out 1 cup of it to make this dinner for baby. Quinoa is an ancient grain that is high in protein. Store leftovers in individual portion sizes for use in the following days; freezing it in ice cube trays makes for easy portioning later on. Don’t give up if your child doesn’t seem to like quinoa, or any other specific food- you need to expose children to a new flavour up to ten times before they take to it.