Children and Vegetables · Vegetables

Saucy Green Beans

As I child I had a confusing relationship with green beans. Every summer, as soon as the green beans were ready I would sit in my parent's garden and snack on them raw. It's still one of my favorite ways to eat them. However, at the dinner table, often canned or cooked too soft for… Continue reading Saucy Green Beans

Articles · Children and Vegetables · Feeding Baby · Mealtime

Feeding Baby: Minced Vegetables

I don't always have energy to cook full, fresh meals. Often, I just make a new grain or soup and add it to the mix of leftovers available. One thing I do prioritize is having a fresh vegetable dish at every meal. This can get tricky when I am feeding adults, a four-year old and a… Continue reading Feeding Baby: Minced Vegetables

Articles · Children and Vegetables · Lena's Lunchbox

Lena’s Lunchbox 7: Noodle Rolls

It can be hard to provide variety in children's packed  lunches. A lot of items that are loved at home, especially those of the saucy variety don't pack well for school. Plus, some foods just aren't as delicious at room temperature and it can be a little too fussy to send a thermos. Hooray for… Continue reading Lena’s Lunchbox 7: Noodle Rolls

Articles · Children and Vegetables · Lena's Lunchbox · Mealtime

Lena’s Lunchbox 6

Lena will be four-years-old  in a few weeks. An exciting thing she has learned recently is how to make her own nori rolls. Her favorite filling is rice and avocado, but we were out of avocado this week, so she got creative. These nori rolls are filled with pressure cooked brown rice, steamed kale and currants. Yum!… Continue reading Lena’s Lunchbox 6

Children and Vegetables · Feeding Baby · Lena's Lunchbox

Stars and Hearts: Food Shapes

Sometimes a whole lot of fun can be had with very little financial investment. Last week I bought these two cute little food cutters for one dollar. I found them in a local store that sells Asian items. I first saw similar ones at a friend's house last fall. We were cooking together, preparing a… Continue reading Stars and Hearts: Food Shapes