The Happy Family Organic Superfoods Cookbook For Baby & Toddler

The Happy Family Organic Superfoods Cookbook For Baby & Toddler

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The Happy Family Organic Superfoods Cookbook For Baby & Toddler by Shazi Visram

Give your baby and toddler the best start in life by feeding them nutrient-rich superfoods in easy-to-prepare recipes created by Shazi Visram - the founder and CEO of Happy Family Organics, one of the fastest-growing organic food companies in the US - and Cricket Azima, founder and CEO of The Creative Kitchen and celebrated chef. With more than 70 easy-to-prepare recipes made with all-natural ingredients, The Happy Family Organic Superfoods Cookbook offers a fresh, nutritious, and accessible approach—and Shazi’s enlightened nutrition philosophy—to feeding children from 4 months to 3 years.

Recipes for babies (4–12 months)—From single to multi-ingredient vegetable and fruit purees, including Happy Family’s best-selling spinach, mango & pear recipe, to recipes with quinoa, chia, and kale —Shazi’s and Cricket’s superfood recipes will nourish and please every kind of baby.

Recipes for toddlers (1–3 years)—Meals include avocado & chicken whole wheat pizza; 3 bean farro risotto; and baked salmon with peas & rice balls; toddlers will love tasty snacks like strawberry-beet pudding with coconut milk and chia; avocado, melon & mint smoothies; banana, chocolate chip & quinoa muffins; and grilled nut-butter sandwiches with smashed berries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681880495
Publisher: Weldon Owen
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Pages: 136
Sales rank: 632,147
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Lauded for her entrepreneurial vision and innovation, Shazi Visram is on a mission is to positively impact the health of children through early life nutrition. She was co-author of Happy Baby: The Organic Guide to Baby’s First 24 months with Dr. Robert Sears and Amy Marlow, MPH, RD, CDN. She was honored as one of Babble’s 100 Moms who are changing the world and lauded by President Obama as "a rockstar of the new economy and a leader we can all emulate." She was recently named one of 15 Kick*** Women in Food by Food Processing Magazine. Shazi is mom to Zane and is expecting a little girl in July.

Cricket Azima is a professional chef who specializes in cooking for and with children, including recipe development and testing. Her children’s cookbook, Everybody Eats Lunch, was published in 2008. In 2014, her classroom cooking curricula, Everybody Can Cook, was published. Cricket is the founder of The Creative Kitchen, a company that hosts hands-on cooking classes and events and produces large-scale family food activations, such as the annual Kids Food Festival, in partnership with the James Beard Foundation. A graduate of NYU, Cricket has a master’s degree in Food Studies and Food Management. Cricket is mom to Kingston.

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Pasta Primavera With White Beans
 
 
8 oz whole-wheat pasta, cooked and drained
1 can (15 oz) white beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup frozen peas, defrosted
1/2 yellow bell pepper, diced (about 3/4 cup)
1/2 red bell pepper, diced (about 3/4 cup)
1/2 cup cubed mozzarella or grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Salt and ground black pepper
 
*Makes 10 Cups, About 6-7 Meals.
 
DIRECTIONS
In a large mixing bowl, combine the pasta, white beans, peas, yellow and red bell peppers, and cheese (if using) and toss until well mixed.
Stir in the basil, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar.
Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve warm or cold, as a pasta salad.
 
SWITCH IT UP
For a gluten-free version, use gluten-free pasta or substitute rice.
For a dairy-free version, skip the cheese.
Substitute other vegetables, such as cauliflower, carrots, or peas.
 

Table of Contents

A Happy, Healthy Start

The Happy Family Story 6

Our Enlightened Nutrition Philosophy 8

Feeding Your Baby 10

Keeping Baby Healthy 12

Feeding a Toddler 14

Best Methods for Storage 16

1 Simple Baby Purees: 4+ months, starting solids

Steamed Vegetable Purees 21

Tropical Fruit Purees 22

Roasted Vegetable Purees 24

Steamed Fruit Purees 25

Avocado & Banana Mashes 27

Meat Purees 28

Egg Yolk 29

2 Baby Meals: 6+ months, flavorful combos

Banana, Beet & Blueberry Puree 33

Apple, Blueberry & Oat Puree 34

Spinach, Mango & Pear Puree 35

Avocado, Kiwi & Kale Yogurt 36

Hearty Chicken & Veggie Puree 38

Baby's First Lamb & Barley 39

Turkey, Carrot & Apricot Puree 41

Spinach, Fruit & Chia Blend 42

Peachy Pear & Quinoa Puree 44

Turkey, Butternut Squash & Peach Puree 45

Carrot, Peach, Avocado & Flaxseed Puree 47

Strawberry, Avocado & Beet Blend 48

Green Bean & Lentil Blend 50

Vegetable Medley 51

Blackberry, Banana, Peach & Quinoa Puree 53

Carrot-Cinnamon Brown Rice with Yogurt 54

Apple, Cannellini Bean & Prune Puree 56

Savory Rice Pudding with Padava. White Beans & Spinach 57

Salmon with Kale & Yogurt 59

Tropical Oatmeal 60

Apricot & Spinach Yogurt 61

Beef, Sweet Potato & Broccoli Puree 62

3 Toddler Meals: 12+ months, first meals

Tofu & Veggies with Basil 67

Sweet Potato & Raisin Pancakes 68

Coconut Milk Chicken with Broccoli & Snow Peas 70

Broccoli Mac & Cheese 71

Baked Rice Balls with Salmon & Peas 73

Pasta with Kale-Spinach Pesto 74

Carrot & Spinach Meatballs 76

Orange-y Beef & Carrot Burgers 77

Whole-Wheat Pasta Primavera with White Beans 79

Coconut Milk Salmon with Cauliflower & Spinach 80

Chicken with Beet Mashed Potatoes & Green Sauce 82

Brown Rice & Lentils with Green Beans 83

Cereal-Crusted Fish Fingers 85

Quinoa with Chicken & Mixed Veggies 86

Lamb & Butternut Squesh Stow 88

Beef & Sweet Potato Stew 89

Three-Bean Farro Risotto with Lemon & Parmesan Cheese 91

Veggie Patties 92

Whole-wheat Tortilla Pizzas with Smashed Beans & Veggies 93

Soba Noodles with Sunflower Seed Butter 94

Avocado & Chicken Whole-Wheat Pizzas 97

4 Toddler Snacks: 12+ months, fun foods

Strawberry-Beet Pudding with Coconut & Chia 101

Clementine, Carrot & Raisin Lettuce Boats 102

Berry, Beet & Kefir Smoothie 104

Sunflower Seed Butter Smoothie with Almond Milk 105

Sunflower Seed Butter, Banana, Flaxseed & Maple Wraps 106

Mixed Melon, Turkey & Cheese Kebabs 109

White Bean & Basil Dip 110

Spinach & Cheese Mini Pies 111

Tofu, Tomato & Sweet Pepper Kebabs with Cheese 112

Baked Apples with Cheddar Cheese & Pumpkin Seeds 115

Savory Super Snack Mix 116

Sweet Super Snack Mix 117

Pumpkin & Zucchini Muffins 118

Mini Vegetables Stuffed with Yogurt Farro & Raisins 121

No-Bake Cranberry & Oat Granola Bites 122

Bran Muffins with Dried Apricots 123

Avocado, Honeydew & Mint Smoothie 124

Chocolate Chip, Banana & Quinon Muffins 126

Tahini, Banana & Cacao Dip 127

Grilled Nut Butter & Berry Sandwiches with Chia 129

Cream Cheese Pinwheels with Bell Peppers 130

Index 132

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