My quality time with my kids is most important, and as much as I love to eat, what I love even more is fast and delicious meals for the whole family!
I am going to be sharing with you some of my favorite recipes that are EASY and NUTRITIOUS!
If you try one of these please leave a comment and let me know how your little eaters enjoyed it!
3 Ingredient Zucchini Fritters
I find healthy snacks the most difficult to make, it’s hard to find an easy balance between healthy and easy without it being boring.
I came across these Zucchini Fritters as we are baby led weaning and wanted something that I could pre-make and freeze and whip out during snack time. We had a play date and they were a hit with all the babies!
Let me know how your little ones like it in the comment section and if you have any go to snacks you use for your fam!
Recipe courtesy of www.babyledweaningideas.com
- 1x large Zucchini
- 2x free range eggs
- 1/4 cup of chickpea flour ( I replaced the plain flour with this for a healthier choice)
Grate the Zucchini, in a separate bowl (or over the sink) take handfuls of the grated Zucchini and squeeze out the excess water and place the ‘grated’ zucchini into a big bowl. Mix all ingredients: dryer grated zucchini, 2x eggs and flour in a bowl, and your mixture is now ready! Prepare a plate with paper towel and set aside near the stove top (for the fritters after cooking). Place a frying pan with a couple of tablespoons of olive oil on medium heat. Using a tablespoon, spoon out zucchini fritters to the size you would like and flatten them down a little bit. Cook both sides from approx. 1.30 to 2min each side.
Overnight Slow Cooker steel Cut Oats ( Photo and Recipe Courtesy of Wellplated.com )
In my family our go to breakfast is oatmeal, firstly because its healthy, secondly its filling, and third and most important to a busy mom once I found this recipe it is easy peasy! Set it and forget it. My sister sent me this and Jenna loves it!
- 1.5 cups steel cut oats (do not substitute quick cooking, instant, or rolled oats)
- 4 cups water
- 2 cups milk any kind ( I use one cup 2% and one cup almond milk)
- 2 large mashed ripe bananas
- 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- For serving: chopped toasted walnuts raisins, chocolate chips, maple syrup, peanut butter, or any other mix-ins you enjoy with banana bread
Directions: Place all of the ingredients in the bottom of a 4-to-6-quart slow cooker and stir to combine: Steel cut oats, water, milk, mashed bananas, flaxseed meal, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours (overnight) or on high for 4 hours. Remove cover and stir to evenly combine the ingredients.
Add your desired toppings and enjoy!
This breakfast always ensured there was something ready for me to eat and I was very grateful for that!
Please comment below with some of your favourite breakfasts for the busy mom!
- Lasagna Noodles ( 6 strips of can vary based on tray size)
- Onions- 1/2
- Chopped Garlic – 1 tsp
- Sweet peppers- 3 large ones
- Grated carrots- 2 large carrots
- Mushrooms- 8 small
- Cottage cheese – ½ container
- Parmesan cheese- 1 cup
- Mozzarella – ½ cup
- Pasta sauce- 1.5 bottles
- Ground meat ( turkey, chicken) – 1 package
- Basil- 1 tsp
- Coriander -1 tsp
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil- 2 tbs
- Salt and pepper to taste
Directions: Preheat oven to 350c . Heat oil in the pot, Chop the onion finely and place in pot with chopped garlic. Once the onions are brown, add ground meat; cook meat then add chopped veggies ( peppers, carrots, mushrooms). In a separate pot boil water ( add oil and salt) then lasagna noodles. Add pasta sauce to meat and veggies. Let that simmer add coriander and basil ( or any other seasoning). Let sauce continue to simmer for 15 min. In a separate container mix cottage cheese and parmesan cheese
Once noodles and sauce are cooked prepare lasagna; Place one cup of sauce on the bottom of the pan, add one layer noodles, a layer of all cottage cheese mix, another layer of noodles, one layer of sauce, add one layer of mozzarella cheese
Cook covered for 40 minutes/ Uncover and cook for 10 more minutes
Enjoy with family and friends!