Tuesday, March 13, 2012

TAT: Kiddie-Friendly Food

My T is pretty picky, okay...really really picky.  He'll like one thing one week, but hate it the next.  Every meal can turn into a knock-down, drag-out fight.  So...I'm always on the lookout for fun foods that I can put my "healthy" and organic twist on.  Plus, now that B is eating table foods, I like to find items that they can both enjoy, since I'll be a SAHM this summer.  Yes, ya'all, I've already given B peanut butter ::gasp:: and honey ::double gasp:: (it's so different with your second).  I can't wait for all these TAT ideas that I can hopefully add to my repertoire.  I can't really take credit for 2 of the 3 items on this list, but, hey, don't we all rely on the Internet for inspiration?!  I'm a pinterest freak, and I love to try all kinds of new things on my 4.5 year old picky eater.  Here are our favorites that have been a hit thus-far:

1. Peanut Butter & Banana Roll-up
I recommend the mini chocolate chips, natural peanut butter with honey (we like Skippy) and organic bananas with a wheat wrap.  I usually cut the wrap in half, as a full one is too much for my boy's tummy.  With those ingredients, it's a bit less indulgent.  T is a big fan!
2.  Spaghetti Monsters
We had such a blast making these, even hubs got into the fun.  I thought they were tasty.  We used turkey hotdogs and wheat pasta, boiled until pasta was cooked, added ketsup for dipping, and it was a fun meal. 
3.  English Muffin Pizzas
This one is all me, although not that inventive.
I make veggie purees (carrots, sweet potato, cauliflower work best)
Toast wheat English muffins, spoon on organic tomato sauce and add spices, sprinkle Parmesan cheese, add veggie puree(s), sprinkle shredded Italian cheese -or- use fresh mozzarella, microwave or use oven to melt cheese and cut into bite-sized pieces. 

Link up with Mama G @ Growing up Geeky for Toddle Along Tuesday, and share those baby/toddler/kiddo ideas! 




8 comments:

  1. How did the kids like the spaghetti hot dogs? I've been thinking about making them for Noelle.
    I just tagged you in a post!
    http://growingupgardner4.blogspot.com/2012/03/eleven-things.html

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    1. huge hit!! The prep was half the fun. We even named them! Thanks for the tag!

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  2. My hubby and kids are guinea pigs for all the new, wonderful recipes I find on Pinterest. LOVE PINTEREST!

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  3. Heck I'd eat that banana wrap! Looks amazing!!!

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  4. I'm a Pinterest addict too! I saw the cutest one today that you might like... http://pinterest.com/pin/61220876154602227/

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    1. love that one. will pin and try! Love your blog, btw!

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  5. We've done the hot dog and noodles before and I can't eat it. I think it is creepy! :) I am a Rep. for Wildtree and I think our products could do wonders for picky eaters. http://www.mywildtree.com/rebeccaverkerk
    I am also a new follower from the March Blog Hop.

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