Stating that something tastes like baby food doesn’t exactly whet one’s appetite.
Unless you’re talking with Liza Huber, founder of Sage Spoonfuls. Huber’s baby food system (which includes an immersion blender, food processor, storage containers, freezer kit, and recipe book) gives new parents the tools to make tasty eats for baby.
Since she’s perfected the art of quick, nutritious, and delicious for the smallest foodies, we asked her for a dinner idea that would please those in high chairs, boosters, or big-girl seats.
I believe in cooking one meal that can feed everyone, babies and toddlers included. If you’re roasting a chicken with veggies for dinner, take a little and puree it to the appropriate texture for your baby. Or if you’re serving something that your baby is not quite ready for, like these quesadillas, simply steam the spinach, mango, and red bell pepper for five minutes, puree, and serve.
Mango Veggie Quesadillas
Olive oil spray
3 whole-wheat tortillas
3 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
1 mango, washed, peeled, and diced
1 red bell pepper, washed and diced
3 c. baby spinach, washed
Sour cream for dipping (optional)
1. Coat medium skillet with olive oil spray. Heat skillet over medium-high heat.
2. When skillet is hot, add 1 tortilla and sprinkle 1 c. cheese evenly on top.
3. Lower heat to medium and let cheese melt for about 1 minute.
4. Add 1/3 mango, 1/3 red bell pepper, and 1 c. spinach.
5. Using a spatula, fold tortilla in half, reduce heat to low, and let cook for about 1 minute. Flip over and cook another minute.
6. Remove quesadilla from skillet and place on a cutting board. Cut into triangles and serve with a dollop of sour cream.
7. Repeat with additional tortillas.
For more from Sage Spoonfuls, go to sagespoonfuls.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Sage Spoonfuls