Monday, November 12, 2012

Turkey and Vegetable Chili for the Whole Family

I've been cooking up lots of comfort food since it's been so cold lately. This is one of those meals that will warm you up from the inside out on a cold fall or winter night. This chili is full of flavor and healthy, yummy goodness for the whole family. Not to mention it takes about 20 minutes from start to finish! This is for little ones 10+ months who are ready for finger food and Mommies and Daddies of all ages.

Here's what you need for 4 to 6 servings:
1 lb lean ground turkey
1 15 oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 14 1/2 oz can organic diced tomatoes
1 15 oz can organic tomato sauce
1 can corn, drained
1 1/2 cup chopped organic baby spinach
1 garlic clove minced
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
1 tbsp onion powder
Olive oil
Shredded cheddar cheese
Non-fat plain greek yogurt

Heat 2 tsp olive oil in a large deep skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add ground turkey and cook until browned (about 5 minutes). Add kidney beans, diced tomatoes, corn, chopped spinach, tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, Italian seasoning, onion powder and stir. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring chili to a boil, stirring frequently. Cook for 5 more minutes. Let cool, and then serve in bowls and top with shredded cheddar cheese, and a dollop of plain greek yogurt. I also served corn bread on the side. Test your little one's portion on your lower lip to make sure it is not too hot. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Little Green Pouch Giveaway!

It's time for another giveaway! Mommy and Baby food is giving away a 4 pack of Little Green Pouches! The Little Green Pouch is a BPA free reusable food pouch for babies, toddlers, big kids, even adults! I use these literally everyday. It makes traveling with homemade baby food SO easy. No spoons, no bibs, no mess!  Just hand your little one the pouch and let them enjoy. These pouches are dishwasher safe and can go in the freezer. I love these pouches SO much that I contacted the company and asked if they would be kind enough to give me a 4 pack to share with you. The little Green Pouch is such a hot item that it is currently sold out, but you have a chance to win a 4 pack right here! Here's how to enter:

1. Like Mommy and Baby Food on Facebook
2. Leave a comment on Mommy and Baby Food's FB page under the giveaway post

1 comment per entry, winner will be selected randomly, contest ends Friday 11/9 at midnight. Winner will be contacted through FB private message. Good Luck!

*This is not a sponsored post. I genuinely LOVE this product and just wanted to share it with all of you!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Guess Who Now Makes Yogurt...

Tillamook! I was so excited when Tillamook contacted me to ask if I wanted to tryout their new yogurt. My family has always loved Tillamook cheese, and no surprise, we love their yogurt too. We have tried Mountain Huckleberry, Oregon Strawberry, and Marionberry. Each flavor is better than the next!

Tillamook yogurt is farmer-owned for more than 100 years, is made with only natural ingredients, real fruit, and no high fructose corn syrup. Looking at the ingredients label, fruit is the second ingredient after milk, not sugar, not chemicals, fruit!

Tillamook yogurt is a great lowfat snack for Mommy, and a healthy meal or snack for your little one starting at 7+ months. You can give this to your little ones as is, or mix it into lots of different foods. I have mixed the yogurt with plain oatmeal, pancake batter, and even bisquick biscuits! I've even pureed it with spinach to make a yummy smoothie for myself.

Check out my sidebar for a coupon to try out Tillamook yogurt yourself!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Pan Roasted Apples and Spinach with Whole Wheat Pasta and Pecorino Cheese

This recipe was a total experiment that ended up really good!  I was trying to find something to make my son for dinner, and saw apples and spinach in our veggie drawer. I wasn't sure how that would taste together, but I knew my son liked it pureed together so why not. I pan roasted it with a few different spices and tossed with cheese and whole wheat pasta. Well the result was delicious, like so delicious I wish I had made more than a single serving. The flavor was just so different and surprising. I will definitely be making this family size the next time I make it! This can be pureed for little ones 7+ months or served as finger food for little ones 10+ months.

Here's what you need for 4 to 6 servings:
1 bag whole wheat pasta
2 to 3 organic apples diced (like 1/2 inch cubes)
1 cup finely chopped organic baby spinach
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup grated pecorino romano cheese
2 tsp olive oil

Bring a pot of water to boil and cook the pasta according to package. Heat 2 tsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat, add the apples, spinach, nutmeg, cinnamon, and a handful (1/4 cup) pecorino cheese. Cook until apples are tender and spinach is wilted (about 5 minutes). Add drained pasta to skillet and 1/4 more cup of pecorino cheese. Toss to coat, serve and enjoy! If you are pureeing, puree your little one's portion (4 to 6 oz) with a little water until you get desired texture.
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