Monday, November 7, 2011

Recipe: Roasted Vegetables + Chickpeas

Photo courtesy Better Homes and Gardens

Henry has gotten to the point where he knows the difference between his pureed foods and the food we're eating, and he prefers the latter. So now we try to cook foods that he can eat right alongside us (just in smaller bites).

This recipe for roasted vegetables and chickpeas is delicious! It was easy, tasty, healthy, and inexpensive, which is exactly my kind of recipe.

We still feed Henry at his Montessori weaning table for breakfast and lunch, and he still joins us for dinner in his high chair pulled up to the table. The only difference now is that I mainly feed him what I'm eating: vegetarian chili, quinoa with butternut squash, black-eyed peas, vegetarian pizza, cheese quesadillas, black beans and rice, sauteed spinach--the kid sure does love to eat!

My hope is that by exposing him to lots of different flavors and tastes while he's really young, we'll get him accustomed to eating normal food and we won't have to get into the habit of making something separate for him, like peanut butter and jelly (although I know it's easier said than done!).

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5 comments:

Rebecca said...

You'll probably also like this recipe:

http://www.bhg.com/recipe/beans/vegetable-casserole/

I made it for the first time last Thursday. I threw it together in the morning and had my husband turn the crock pot on low around lunch time. So easy.

Kelly said...

This looks delicious! I have loads of butternut squash still waiting to be appreciated and this looks perfect! I love the idea of roasted vegetables, but it always helps to have something extra to give them a little kick.

My experience has been that babies/young toddlers are great eaters, but as they get older they all go through pickier phases. You kind of have to keep retraining their taste buds by continuing to offer different foods and accept that they're just not going to like every food at every age. You shouldn't have to worry about that for a while, though. :)

Sara E. Cotner said...

Thanks, Rebecca! I'll add it to this week's plan. Looks delicious!

Kelly, too bad we're not in Austin yet. Henry loves butternut squash!

Raquel.Somatra said...

I just roasted butternut squash for the first time this weekend! I made it in a cheesy pasta-- your recipe looks much healthier (but still yummy!)

Raquel.Somatra said...

Oops! I just scanned the recipe to see if I had the ingredients, and apparently I thought the sweet potatoes were butternut squash! Oh, well, still delicious.

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