Monday, September 26, 2011

Lunch-time Favorites: Spinach pizza

When I make pizza, I reserve a bit of dough so that I can make itty-bitty (about 3 inches in diameter) pizza crusts for my toddler.  However, if making pizza dough is not  your thing, an english muffin would work just as well.

This pizza was a hit with my little one!

Ingredients:


  • 1/3 cup frozen (you could use fresh if you wish) spinach
  • 1 teaspoon parmesan and romano cheese blend
  • 1 tablespoon grated mozzarella and provolone cheese blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
Steps:

Cook the spinach according to the directions on the package (if using frozen.)

When the spinach is cooked, drain then return the spinach to the pot.

Add the cheeses and spices to the spinach.

Stir until melted.

Spoon the mixture onto a warm crust.

Cut and enjoy!!!

                                                                 

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This pizza is also delicious when topped with cooked frozen vegetables that have been chopped up in the blender, then mixed with cheese.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sweet Hash Browns

Last night we had brinner, (you know, breakfast for dinner) we had banana pancakes, eggs, and hash browns.  All were suitable for my little princess, except for the hash browns.  So I decided to come up with my own version of hash browns just for my little one, so that she was able to have exactly what we were having.

Ingredients:


  • 1/4 cup grated zucchini
  • 1/4 cup grated sweet potato
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure maple syrup (make sure that your baby is at least over 1 year old, and that you have checked with your baby's doctor)
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baby cereal (flour would work as well)


Steps:

Heat a small pan over medium heat.

Spray pan with cooking spray.

Combine the zucchini, sweet potato, nutmeg, cinnamon, baby cereal and maple syrup.

Mix throughly.

Pat mixture into a 1/2" thick patty.

Cook on each side for 3-4 minutes.


Your toddler will love this yummy (and nutritious) treat!

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