I’m on a roll! Cooked for Little Man again whilst he had his afternoon nap and this time it was appreciated much more than Thursdays Chickpea Patties.
On the menu tonight were Veggie Nuggets and Frozen Bananas for pudding. As mentioned before we are avoiding egg after a potential reaction a few weeks ago so I was happy to come across this egg free finger food recipe. This recipe is adapted from one in this incredible PDF which is available for free online, it is full of 100 recipes perfect for BLW. I adapted it slightly to include more veg, adding parsnip (little mans new fave) and carrot.
CHEESY VEGETABLE NUGGETS
4oz Fresh Brocolli
1 Parsnip Grated
1 carrot grated
6oz Cheddar Grated
4oz Dry Breadcrumbs (I used Panko as I had some left in the cupboard)
2 1/2 tbsp Water
2 1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 – Preheat the oven to 190 deg C – 170 deg C (fan) – 375 deg F
2 – Steam Broccoli until cooked (about 5-7mins). Chop well.
3 – Combine Broccoli along with other ingredients and mix.
4 – Form into nugget or sausage shape (whatever your little one can hold easiest) and place onto greaseproof paper on a baking tray.
5 – Bake for 20-25 mins. Serve Warm.
They came out really well and held their shape in LM’s hand. The sweetness of the parsnip was a really nice compliment to the Broccoli and Cheese, I think these will also be great for lunchboxes and picnics cold.
I served LM’s with some Cous Cous, and after his negative reaction to stronger flavours the other day, I mixed it with some greek yoghurt and cumin to try and get him used to stronger flavours, he loved the nuggets, but did not like the Cous Cous, must have been a new texture as I gave him some minus the dressing and he reacted the same way! I think next time I will try serving them with a tomato based dip and some chicken. In my bad mummy move of the day I had used all of the veg cooking so there was none to accompany his dinner, but he’d had fruit for breakfast, veg with his lunch, and he had fruit for dessert! Speaking of dessert….
He has bananas so much that I wanted to mix things up for him a little, and in the aforementioned PDF there is a very straight forward recipe for Frozen Bananas, cover fingers of Banana in Natural Yoghurt (can you tell I had some Yoghurt to shift!?) and then roll them in Wheatgerm, whack them in the freezer and a little while later you have some healthy Bluth Bananas fit for your little one. He loved them and devoured four bits, his reaction to the coldness was priceless but he really enjoyed them.