One Pot Noodle Soup

When you have a toddler and an infant below a year, one pot dishes really come to your rescue, especially with the limited amount of time I seem to have at hand to tend to ALL their needs. haha!

Trilok wanted noodles for dinner I wanted him to have his veggies we compromised and I made him some noodle soup. Easy peasy lemon squeezy! This one’s a breeze to make and is pretty tasty too.

Recipe courtesy, my super mom BFF from Winty’s Kitchen on Instagram.

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Here’s what you will need:

A bunch of veggies chopped coarsely. One can use absolutely anything!

  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Celery sticks small
  • Cauliflower
  • French Beans
  • Mushrooms
  • Garlic pods
  • Salt and pepper to tase
  • Butter for a quick stir fry
  • Noodles (one could select the whole wheat kinds too)

Method:

  • Sauté the veg in deep sauce pan, add the seasoning and dunk in the veggies and noodles for a bit.
  • Add a couple of cups of water to immerse the veggies and noodles in completely and let it all come to a boil. Keep a watch and let it remain soupy.
  • Keep a watch and do not let everything overcook. My son likes a little crunch to his veg so I keep it that way. Plus I wouldn’t want the noodles to turn into an overcooked mush.
  • Serve warm.

It makes for a really yum dinner for adults too. Pop in some dinner rolls with garlic butter in the oven and the whole family is good to go!

Bon Appétit folks!

 

 

 

Fresh Fruit Crumble: Instant Gratification for the hungry toddler

I think most mums will concur that there are times when your toddler is so hungry he can hardly wait for you to fix him/her a snack, and when mine gets like that I have a 5 minute window to quickly get him something to eat.

Fruit has always topped my list of snacks for him. Recently, I’ve started mixing up fresh fruit with some warm pear purée or apple sauce or date paste. All the puréed stuff I already have frozen and ready to go if and when needed. Also, now that he understands what he is eating he likes to fix himself the snack so, I just place the ingredients out and he mixes them up. Fun times for the lil chef!

This snack has been our latest favorite. He loves the fresh fruit crumble. I call it the “faux apple crumble” :) It’s super easy to make and it’s delicious!

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Here’s what you will need

  1. Cubed fruit of your choice
  2. Two digestive biscuits coarse crumbled
  3. Date paste
  4. Fruit purée of your choice

Here’s what you will need

Layer up the ingredients the way you or your toddler would like and attack!