After the weekend of my son being gone with his dad & a long day of research, dance class, conference calls & errands I decided to be completely lazy for dinner! Hmmm… what can be yummy, quick, painless & good enough for my toddler to eat?
Quinoa with Steamed Broccoli, Corn, Peas and Chia Seeds…
Sometimes you have to go back to the basics to make a night time meal tasty enough to be “Toddler Approved”, and come on how many of us out there have made meal after meal & the little ones just wouldn’t eat it? If not you then be thankful but in my house hold it’s common, when I make an extravagant meal, that I’m completely proud of & excite to eat, my toddler takes a few bites & say’s:
“I’m not Hungry”
Seriously kiddo I know you are hungry you were just asking, “What’s for Dinner?”, please just eat… well tonight I made a delicious & simple meal out of the few ingredients I have in stock & by total surprise it was Toddler Approved:
Dump the following ingredients into the Rice Cooker, turn on & walk away:
Ingredients: All Organic NO GMO’s or Pesticides!
1 c. Tri-colored quinoa
2 c. Water
1/4 c. Nutritional yeast
1/4 c. Coconut oil
Kosher salt & Pepper to taste
Ten minutes before rice cooker is done place a small amount of water in a saucepan, just enough to cover the bottom, place a steamer in it & fill with the following ingredients:
Fresh baby broccolis (whole)
3 Tbs. Avocado oil
Himalayan salt to taste
Bring to a boil for 3 minutes, cover with lid, turn burner off, set timer for 7 minutes, walk away… When timer goes off, rice cooker should be about done. Spoon Quinoa in bowl, top with steamed veggies, drizzle with avocado oil & chia seeds & serve…
Why choose chia seeds? Why NOT! They are packed with omega3’s, protein, healthy fat, calcium, magnesium, Magnesium, phosphorous, Zinc, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and Vitamin B2.
There you have it 10 minutes prep, 20 minutes cooking & delicious enough for your toddler to enjoy… Try it at home or share similar Toddler Approved meals down below in the comments I’d Love to hear what you can get the Little One’s to enjoy & eat…