Breakfast: Sweet Potato & Oatmeal Pancakes
I scoured the internet (well did a quick 5 minute search) and couldn't find a pancake mix that incorporated the ingredients I wanted and didn't include ingredients that MJ isn't eating (milk, eggs, wheat, excessive sugar), so I fudged my own recipe and it didn't turn out too bad. I'll include notes on adjustments I plan to make next time around though.
1 baked sweet potato
1 cup of oat flour (Easily made by throwing some oats into the food processor)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tbsp brown sugar
Coconut milk added as needed
|I mixed all the ingredients to a pancake mix consistency.|
Added a very small amount of coconut oil to the skillet and cooked pancakes on low
|Added raisins to a couple for fun.|
|Finished product ready to be frozen.|
|First Samples: Mine with water, MJ's with coconut milk|
This recipe yielded about 8 small pancakes, although MJ and I each had one so now there are enough to last til Saturday. He wasn't a big fan of the raisins so I'm glad I only put them in a couple. I will most likely top with pureed blueberry or applesauce.
Note: Next time I plan on adding more liquid to thin the mixture because oat flour is pretty dense and the first couple pancakes I had trouble gauging when the insides were done because the outsides browned pretty quickly even on low, but the insides were not thoroughly cooked. I also had no other sweetener aside from honey, which isn't safe for babies, but next time I would probably prefer to use maple syrup--yum!
Lunch: Brussels Sprouts and Portobello Mushroom Soup
adapted from this recipe
Replacements: Portobello Mushroom instead of Shiitakes
Cannellini beans instead of Great Northern
|Chopped Brussels Sprouts, Portobello Mushrooms, Onion, Garlic|
|Sauteed in olive oil|
|Added rice, vegetable broth, water, spices|
|Simmered for 40 min|
|Done when rice has cooked|
|After being food processed--ready to eat.|
Pop it in the food processor for easier eating for the toothless. MJ sampled it and liked it, so this seems like a good Brussels Sprouts recipe for him.
Dinner: Kale Chips and Barley
|Look at this delicious kale....yum. Now chop off the stems.|
|Add a little olive oil & spices. Pop them in the oven for 10-15 minutes.|
|Kale chips! So easy!!|