What do I feed these kids!


If you’re like me being creative at mealtime can be quite the struggle, especially with a picky eater that refuses to eat his oatmeal if the peanut butter is on the bottom of the bowl vs the top (preference changes daily) + yes he loves peanut butter in his oatmeal!

I decided to look to our Team Nipple foodie expert, Kelly Goughary, to get her take on what to feed these littles when feeding time gets a little redundant. Each week for the next few weeks I’ll be sharing her weekly recipes.

Weekly Meal Plan 1

Monday  

Breakfast: Banana almond muffin 

Lunch:  Leftover pizza 

Snack: Flaxseed bread with sunflower seed butter  

Dinner: ½ mild Italian sausage, cauliflower gnocchi, tomatoes, and corn 

Tuesday

Breakfast: Banana almond muffin

Snack:  Spinach, blueberry, and chia smoothie 

Lunch:  Leftover pizza 

Snack: Serenity Kids roots pouch

Dinner: Cheese quesadilla with mashed avocado, tomatoes, and sweet potato 

Wednesday

Breakfast:  No-mess oatmeal bake 

Snack:  Banana & Organic O’s  

Lunch: Rotisserie chicken with chickpea pasta 

Dinner: Rotisserie chicken, hummus, tomatoes, peas, and remaining chickpea pasta

Thursday

Breakfast: No-mess oatmeal bake

Snack: Spinach, blueberry, chia seed, and peanut butter smoothie

Lunch: Pasta & BBQ chicken 

Snack: Pirates Booty, leftover smoothie

Dinner: Only ate flaxseed bread (offered ground beef with sauce, cubed sweet potatoes, mozzarella cheese, and broccoli)

Friday

Breakfast:  No-mess oatmeal bake and banana

Lunch: Cheese quesadilla and ground beef, 

Snack: Broccoli florets, Serenity Kids veggie pouch

Dinner: Pasta with sauce, roast beef, and broccoli 

Saturday

Breakfast:  Banana almond meal muffin and prunes

Lunch: Roast beef, peas, and tomatoes 

Snack: Okra and cheddar cheese  

Dinner:  Sauteed grass-fed ground beef, corn, and black beans

Sunday

Breakfast:  No-mess oatmeal bake and Forager cashew milk yogurt 

Lunch: Cauliflower gnocchi, ground beef, and corn

Snack: Rice cake and Serenity Kids chicken pouch

Dinner: Ground beef, black beans, corn, and cheese quesadilla 

recipes

Banana almond flax muffins

These muffins are a low sugar, quick and easy, breakfast/snack option that both you and your little one can enjoy!

Ingredients

3 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract 

2 ripe bananas, mashed

1/4c coconut oil, melted but cooled 

2c almond flour

1/4c flaxseed meal

½ tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp cinnamon

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

In separate bowls, mix wet and dry ingredients

Incorporate dry ingredients into the wet mixture

Let sit for 5 mins allowing the flaxseed meal to fully absorb the wet mixture

Portion into silicon lined muffin cups

Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes 


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Pizza

Faster and healthier than takeout, pizza night is now even easier!  

Ingredients

Pizza crust

Tomato sauce

Cheese

Extra toppings

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F

Lightly brush crust with olive oil

Top with marinara sauce, cheese, and any other favorites 

Bake pizza on a sheet pan until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown (roughly 10-12mins)


Flaxseed bread

A savory bread, versatile bread that can be enjoyed with butter, cream cheese, nut butters, hummus, or even jam.  This bread is packed full of healthy fats, fiber, and protein to keep 

Ingredients

5 eggs

2c flaxseed meal

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

¼ tsp pink salt

½ c water

¼ c olive oil

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Coat bread pan with a little olive oil

Mix together dry ingredients

In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, oil, and water

Incorporate dry ingredients into wet

Let sit for about 5 mins before pouring into the bread pan

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 40mins

Let cool 

Stores well in the fridge for up to 1 week


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TJ’S Cauliflower gnocchi

Very versatile dish,  can be roasted alongside any protein and/or vegetable you like.  This hand’s off method gets the gnocchi nice and crispy on the outside, while staying soft in the middle. Never ever ever follow the instructions on the packaging! 

Directions

Preheat oven to 425

Line a sheet pan with parchment paper

Spread frozen gnocchi evenly 

Bake for 30mins, or until golden brown, flip halfway through


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Spinach blueberry chia smoothie

A “PB&J” in a cup!

Ingredients

1c unsweetened almond milk 

2 handfuls fresh spinach or roughly 1c frozen chopped spinach

1 tsp chia seeds or 1 tbsp flaxseed meal (just looking to add fiber)

Handful of organic blueberries

1 tbsp sunflower seed butter

Directions

Blend all ingredients in a blender & serve 


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No-mess oatmeal bake

Oatmeal and toddlers are like oil and water, they simply do not mix.  Unless, of course you bake the oatmeal and serve it in bar form!  This was truly a life altering moment for me. 

Ingredients

2c oatmeal

1c almond flour

2 mashed bananas

¼ c coconut oil, melted and cooled

1 tbsp vanilla extract

½ tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

2 tsp cinnamon

Splash of milk (your choice)

Handful of raisins (can omit)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Mix ingredients thoroughly then bake in a coconut oil greased pan (9×9) for 28-30 minutes  

Cut and serve once cooled 


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Spinach almond muffins

Ingredients

3 eggs

1 cup cooked & pureed spinach

1 tsp vanilla extract 

1 ripe banana, mashed 

1/4c coconut oil, melted but cooled 

2c almond flour

2 tbsp coconut flour 

1/4c flaxseed meal

½ tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp cinnamon

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

In separate bowls, mix wet and dry ingredients

Incorporate dry ingredients into the wet mixture

Let sit for 5 mins allowing the flaxseed meal to fully absorb the wet mixture

Portion into silicon lined muffin cups

Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, depending on your oven  

Popeye Pancakes 

Makes 10 silver dollar pancakes 

Ingredients

2 eggs

1 tbsp coconut flour

2 tbsp flaxseed meal

Splash of unsweetened almond milk

3 tbsp pureed spinach

Dash of cinnamon

½ tsp vanilla extract 

Directions

Melt unsalted butter in a pan over medium heat

Beat eggs in a bowl

Add all ingredients and mix thoroughly

Spoon a small amount of batter into the heated pan

Cook until edges are crispy, and then flip

Serve and enjoy!

Pancakes do not need to be served with syrup; my little guy loves his with sunflower or nut butter 

kitchen essentials

There are certain items I keep in the fridge or pantry at all times.  My toddler goes from happy to hungry in seconds and I’ve found that having certain foods readily available make both our lives better. Here they are! Scroll right to see all my faves.


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January 29, 2020

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