Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sweet Potato in Bread Crumbs (A Healthy Baby Snack)

My baby loves this new snack of his. 


Sweet Potato (cut in strips)
Bread Crumbs


1.  Cook Sweet Potato in boiling water until soft.
2.  Drain water and roll in bread crumbs.
3.  Bake until crumbs turn golden brown.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Green Barley Soup Baby Version


Medium Barley
Chicken Broth
Turkey breast / chicken breast (cut into thin and small pieces)
Celery (cut into small pieces)
Green Peas
Broccoli (cut into small pieces)
Chayote (cubed)
carrots (diced)
Minced Garlico
Minced Onion


Cook Barley in water until soft. Add chicken broth, Turkey breast/chicken breast, broccoli, carrots, corn, chayote, green peas and spinach. Bring to boil. Simmer the mixture until the vegetables are soft and tender. For more flavor, add a dash of minced garlic, minced onion and parsley.

Macaroni and Cheese Baby Version

Last week, we went to our baby's doctor and he told us that he is at the lower percentile for weight compared to most babies. But he clarified that he is using the American chart so he also needs to take into consideration his race and genetic makeup. I myself was a skinny baby but I am perfectly fine and healthy so we weren't so worried about it. But then, I also have to think of ways to at least increase his food intake since I don't want him to stay in that category.

Before going to his pediatrician, I was only feeding him ready made over-the-counter foods. And most of the time, he doesn't finish it. Maybe that's why he is so light. So I experimented on some food that I think my baby would like. True enough, he ate it more than the ready to eat foods.

This is my baby version of Mac and Cheese

Macaroni (Acini de Pepe and Orzo Pasta) and Cheese Baby Version


Acini de Pepe and Orzo Pasta
Light Cheddar Cheese
Grated Parmesan Cheese
Minced Garlic
Minced Onion


Mix Acini de Pepe and Orzo Pasta and bring to boil. Wait until it is soft. Add butter and both of the cheeses. Mix until the butter and cheese melt. Add some dash of minced garlic and onion. Lastly, add the Basil for aroma and extra flavoring.