If there is one thing that we believe in here at Chef and Steward, it’s making your life easier. You have enough on your plate already so our aim is to simply enrich your experience of life. One critical we we do so is to offer you recipes that make sense, with easily accessible ingredients (for most) and are cost effective. Most of our recipes also have the additional healthy component, as delectable decadence is definitely something essential in a sustainable healthy lifestyle. Today we came up with yet another recipe for baby food that I felt compelled to share with you. Whether you are the parent of 1 toddler or 3, or have older kids, or are a single and happy, this recipe is for you. Use it as a base and get creative according to what you have available in your home or simply enjoy it as it is. It’s so scrumptious that even though we made it for bubs, I still had some for myself (confession is good for the soul).
It is no secret that store bought baby food is expensive and adds up over time. It gets even more challenging if you have more children. While it is convenient to get bottles of organic baby food, I believe in developing recipes that are just as quick, easy and practical for busy parents like ourselves. This smoothie can me made vegan, or vegetarian. The best part is that everyone in the family can enjoy its deliciousness. That means less time in the kitchen for you, less pots and pans to wash up and quick and easy family meals for breakfast or any time of the day.
- ½ cup oatmeal
- 10-12 oz hot water
- 1-2 tablespoons date puree/ substitute with pitted dates (more on less depend use)
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 3 tablespoons plain yogurt (optional)
- Soak oatmeal, water and date puree for 2 hours.
- Blend and serve.
- Store remainder in fridge or freeze in an airtight container for later use. If storing in freezer, omit yogurt.
STEWARD’S NOTE: To fight constipation, add more dates and use only plain yogurt that contains live probitics. If you cannot find live yogurt, simply add some probiotics to the bowl when serving.
CHEF’S NOTE: You can turn this into a smoothie bowl by adding chopped fruits. This will give you more variety and older children and adults will love that option as well. Adding more water makes it more runner and less water makes it thicker.
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