When it comes to Sweet P, I try hard to mix things up for her. As you know, I'm sort of a looney-toon about making sure she eats organic and making her food myself. On Monday I wanted to try a few new things for her. Here's what she had:
Rice and Lentils
1/4 cup cooked organic brown rice
2 tbsp cooked organic lentils
1/3 cup cooked organic spinach
dash of paprika
dash of cumin
1 tbsp yogurt
1 tsp grated organic cheese
Cook the spinach in olive oil (not a lot) in a skillet and then add it to the rest of the ingredients. Mix ingredients together and serve. I burnt the first batch of lentils I made...apparently I didn't put enough water. That happens with beans A LOT in this household. She loved it (she loves most stuff right now, but hey, I take what I can get).
This was Sweet P's first experience with cheese. The Farmer and I had a discussion about cheese for Sweet P because I know there are a lot of kids out there that try cheese and then only eat cheese and not much else until they are 12. I know this because Auntie K was one of those kids. So I came up with the idea that we would only feed her cheese mixed into things and never as a food on its own. We'll see how that goes. Ask me again when she's 12.
If you haven't tried beans with your baby, they are a great source of fiber and protein (especially when paired with rice which makes a complete protein). And I'm pretty sure your baby will like them.