I make batches of basics that both kids and adults can enjoy. In this round, a batch of garden kale steamed with garden onion, quinoa, broccoli, and ground turkey meat.
|Kale and onions from our garden|
Variety is great in making each mix. I rummaged through our fridge to look for little leftovers and found bow-tie pasta and sweet potatoes. You'll also want to look through your spice drawer, flavor is critical to yummy food. Salt and pepper are not used in this process.
Based on the size of chunks you want, fill the food mill with all the ingredients that are too big for your little one to munch down. In our case I hand cranked the kale, turkey meat, pasta, and broccoli. For both the turkey and broccoli, I left some aside to break apart by hand. The sweet potato mushes up with a fork in the bowl. This addition of larger chunks ads texture and sometimes comes in useful as finger foods when I need a moment to take a bite of my own dinner.
I did two different meals with the same basic ingredients.
Option 1: Pasta, turkey,broccoli
Option 2: Quinoa, turkey, remnants of broccoli (and pasta), kale, sweet potatoes
In both instances, I added seasonings that I enjoy from the spice drawer. I highly recommend options such as hot peppers (just not too much), paprika, sesame seeds, cumin, garlic (if you don't have fresh heads cooked into any of the food), and this amazing Israeli Meat blend that comes direct from Tel Aviv thanks to family. I'd tell you want is in it if I knew, but it's all in clear plastic baggies when it arrives here from their market.