8+ Months: Broccoli with Avocado Dip

Maximize your cooking time by steaming extra broccoli florets. Store them in the fridge for up to three days and serve later with more avocado dip, or toss in a salad Ingredients: Makes about 1/2 cup avocado dip 1/2 cup broccoli florets 1/2 avocado 2 tablespoons plain greek yogurt 2 tablespoons maynonnaise 1 teaspoon limeContinue reading “8+ Months: Broccoli with Avocado Dip”

Pasta with Spinach Pesto

Ingredients for Pesto: Makes 1 cup pesto One 5 oz. package baby spinach 2 cups basil, packed 1/4 cup walnuts, lightly toasted 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese 1 small clove garlic 1/2 cup olive oil For Serving: 1/4 cup cooked whole-grain penne pasta Steps: Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add theContinue reading “Pasta with Spinach Pesto”

8+ Months: Cornmeal and Zucchini Pancakes

Serve these wholesome pancakes with Greek yogurt, sour cream, or applesauce for dipping. Ingredients: Makes about 24 pancakes 2 large zucchini, grated (about 5 cups) 1/4 cup finely chopped scallions 2 large eggs 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 3/4 cup milk Freshly ground pepper to taste 2 cups cornmeal 1 teaspoon baking powder 7Continue reading “8+ Months: Cornmeal and Zucchini Pancakes”

8+ Months: Maple Graham Animals

Skip the trans fat and high-fructose corn syrup found in many processed animal crackers. Mix up this lightly sweetened whole-grain dough instead and cut away. Animal-shaped crackers are cute, but little circles and stars also delight. Ingredients: Makes about 60 small crackers 1/2 cup whole-wheat graham flour or whole-wheat flour 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, plusContinue reading “8+ Months: Maple Graham Animals”

8+ Months: Smoky Squash Cakes

Babies and toddlers will love this veggie pancake. Nutrition bonus: butternut squash is full of vitamin A. Ingredients: Makes 12 patties 1 cup butternut squash puree 1 egg, beaten 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs 1 scallion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons chopped clinatro 3/4 teaspoon cumin 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more if necessary Steps In aContinue reading “8+ Months: Smoky Squash Cakes”