My sister-in-law has been in town and she has the cutest little boy just 5 months younger than Audrey. (Be sure to check out the funny video below of them.)
My sister-in-law's son is gluten and dairy free also so she has been picking my brain for the types of meals I feed Audrey. Since my husband and I mostly eat gluten free and dairy free, Audrey eats what we do. I simply chop it up for easier chewing.
However, there are some occasions when we do have a little dairy in our meals and on those days I need something quick and easy to throw together for Audrey. This next recipe only takes 5-7 minutes from start to finish. It's a great meal to sneak in a lot of vegetables. I categorized this meal as a "Kid Meal" to the right but you can also try this for adults. Simply leave the noodles whole. You'll be amazed how the carrot and spinach just blend right into the sauce.
Fortified Spaghetti (Toddler Version)
(Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
Created by jalene
Tip from jalene:
If you start adding in food when a child is young they are more likely to eat it as they get older. If your child is having a hard time with "weird" vegetables talk about the food you are giving them. For instance, if you know your child may have an adversion to "green things" in their spaghetti teach them about the powers of spinach! Use Popeye if you need to! (If you need some help of the benefits of spinach see HERE.) Often letting a child know what a vegetable will do for them (spinach-strong bones & immunity, carrots-better eye sight) will encourage them to eat it.
Audrey & her cousin...
(Ps- It was a windy day. You may want to adjust your volume accordingly.)
He throws the ball while she runs the bases. Hilarious!
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