Since I officially have a one year old now, I figured I needed to step up my game when it comes to what she is eating. She is still a big fan of baby food, but I think it’s important to get her eating more “real” food now. I used the three day weekend to test out some new “tiny foods” for the little lady, and, to my surprise, they came out really well. Another awesome fact: these freeze great. I know there are other mamas out there looking for healthy, freezable foods so I had to share! These two recipes are great for breakfast or snack time.
Turkey and Broccoli Mini Quiches
Adapted from Pragmatic Attic
1/2 pound ground turkey
12 ounces frozen broccoli, thawed, squeezed and chopped
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 cup milk (I used some of baby’s whole milk)
1/2 cup grated cheddar or Colby jack
1 1/2 tablespoon flour (optional, can also use potato starch)
Brown turkey and crumble or chop fine so your baby can easily eat it.
Combine everything and put in a well greased muffin pan (12 size pan). Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes, or until the muffins are firm all the way through to the center and the tops are browned.
Remove from pan and cool. Wrap individually in freezer or wax paper and place in freezer bag. Store up to one month in freezer.
Makes 10 to 12.
Apple Date Oatmeal Bars
Adapted from Wholesome Toddler Food
1 1/2 cups quick rolled oats
1/4 cup flour
2/3 cup dates, chopped
1/4 cup orange juice
1 1/2 cups raw apples, shredded (use a cheese grater!)
Combine all ingredients. Let stand 10 minutes. Press mixture into 8″ x 8″ baking dish. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes. Loosen with spatula, and cut into bars while warm. Let cool and wrap individually with freezer paper and place in freezer safe container. Store up to 1 month. To reheat, place in microwave for 20 seconds.
Makes 10 to 12 bars.