How to make it

  1. Lightly toast bread. Spread the bread with almond, nut or seed butter and then layer the banana slices on top.
  2. Sprinkle with the seeds and gently cut into triangles or quarters.

12+ months

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Serve with cauliflower rice and steamed broccoli

How to make it

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Spray or line a baking sheet.
  2. In a medium bowl, place all of the meatball ingredients. Mix all ingredients with your hands or fork, until well mixed.
  3. Using a small cookie scoop or tablespoon, spoon mixture into your hand and roll into a ball. If the mixture is sticking to your hands, wet hands before rolling meatballs.
  4. Place all meatballs on baking sheet, place in oven, and bake for 20-25 minutes or until brown and cooked all the way through (center of meatball will be 165°F when fully cooked).

How to make Cauliflower Rice

  1. In a medium skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add in 1 minced garlic clove and heat for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add in 2 cups of riced cauliflower and cook for 6-9 minutes or until the rice is cooked and no longer has any liquid in the pan.
  4. Optional – add in a pinch of pepper for flavor.

Time saving tip: use the frozen riced cauliflower found in most grocery stores in the frozen foods aisle.

12+ months

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How to makeit

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 inches of water to a boil. In a steamer basket, add in the cauliflower, place basket over boiling water and cover. Steam for 10 minutes or until tender with a fork. Add in the mango, and steam for an additional 1-4 minutes depending on if you are using fresh or frozen mango, or until tender.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Reserve steamer water. 
  3. Add all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes or until smooth, adding in reserved liquid in 1 tablespoon increments to blender if needed.

6+ months

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How to make it

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 inches of water to a boil. In a steamer basket, add in the broccoli, place basket over boiling water and cover. Steam for 10 minutes. Add in the spinach and steam for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Reserve steamer water. 
  3. Transfer all ingredients into a blender or food processor. Add in avocado and puree for 1-2 minutes or until smooth, adding in additional liquid in 1/4 cup increments if needed.

6+ months

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How to make it

  1. In medium saucepan, bring 2 inches of water to a boil. In a steamer basket, add in the sweet potato cubes, carrots and chickpeas, place basket over boiling water and cover. Steam for 12-15 minutes or until all ingredients are tender when pricked with a fork. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Reserve steamer water. 
  2. Transfer all ingredients into a blender or food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes or until smooth, adding in additional reserved steamer water in 1/4 cup increments if needed.

To make into a Toddler Dip – follow directions as stated above, but increase the chickpeas to 1 cup. Then add into the blender 1 garlic clove, 1 teaspoon cumin and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Blend as directed. Serve with cut veggies and whole grain pita bread wedges.

6+ months

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How to make it

  1. In a medium sauce pan, add in all of the ingredients.
  2. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes or until the apples are tender. Let cool slightly.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, transfer all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor, leaving the liquid behind. Puree until smooth, adding in extra liquid in 1 tablespoon increments if needed.

6+ months

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How to make it

  1. Heat oven to 425°F. Place tin foil on a baking sheet for easy clean up.
  2. Top each half of a bagel with the marinara sauce, spreading all the way to the edge.
  3. Top with roughly 2 tablespoons of mozzarella.
  4. Sprinkle on the peppers.
  5. Place on baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  6. Let cool and serve

12+ Months

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How to make it

  1. Place the tortilla on a cutting board.
  2. Spread the hummus over the entire surface of the tortilla.
  3. On the bottom 2/3 of the tortilla, sprinkle the carrots. Pat down to make them stick in the hummus.
  4. Lay the turkey deli meat over the carrots, but avoid the top 1/3 of the tortilla.
  5. Starting with the bottom of the tortilla, with the carrots and turkey, tightly roll the tortilla all the way to the top. The top 1/3 section of hummus will act like glue to help the tortilla stay in place.
  6. Cut in 1-inch sections.

To make into an adult meal – add a huge handful of kale or spinach on top of the turkey before rolling.

12+ Months

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How to make it

  1. Place the carrots, orange and pineapple in a blender and blend on low for 20 seconds or until all of the ingredients are incorporated. Once incorporated, blend on medium high until completely smooth, scraping down sides as needed.
  2. If using yogurt, spoon 1 teaspoon of yogurt into the bottom of each mold.
  3. Pour liquid into popsicle molds.
  4. If using yogurt, gently swirl the yogurt and popsicle liquid around with a small spoon.
  5. Freeze for at least 4 hours.

Tip – This recipe makes roughly 6 oz of liquid, so you may need to double this recipe depending on the size of your popsicle mold.

12+ Months

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How to make it

  1. Lightly toast bread.
  2. Smash the avocado with the back of a fork, spread onto the toasted bread.
  3. Roughly chop the hardboiled egg, sprinkle on top of avocado.
  4. Cut avocado toast into strips or chunks, and serve.

Your little one can help!

This recipe is also a great one to have your toddler help you make. Ways toddler can help:

  • Load the toaster up with the bread
    • Smash the peeled avocado with the back of a fork
    • Chop the hardboiled egg with a dull kid-friendly knife
    • Spread the smashed avocado onto the toasted (and cooled) bread
    • Sprinkle the egg chunks on top of the avocado

Modify for adult

This avocado toast is a great breakfast, or snack, for you as well. Make it the same way as the Tot version, but add red pepper flakes, Everything Bagel spice mix or a drizzle of Sriracha on top before eating.

12+ Months

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