Baby Basics

+4 Months

+6 Months

 

+9 Months

 

Toddler Recipes

Red Beet Gnocchi

Red Beet Gnocchi

Super fun recipe: the final result will happily surprise your kids, the vibrant pink color of these gnocchi is simply in Technicolor 🙂 The recipe is very simple and ready in 20 minutes. I simply added to the traditional potato gnocchi some boiled red beets. That's it, nothing more! Beets ...
Read More

Broccoli meatballs

Broccoli meatballs

Meatballs: they are a mom's life saver when it comes to picky eaters. It's difficult to find a kid that doesn't like meatballs, and you can really hide everything in meatballs, as long as they are tasty and with a nice golden surface. I particularly love this recipe because even ...
Read More
Crostata with homemade Nutella - no butter, no eggs, no milk!

Crostata with homemade Nutella – no butter, no eggs, no milk!

Crostata, tart, gallette. Three different ways to express the same concept: a flaky crumbly crust filled either with fruit jam or with a chocolate mousse and decorated on top with the same dough of the crust. Simply delicious, tremendously easy to prepare. Crostata is the very traditional sweet that you ...
Read More
Mini frittata

Mini frittata

A beautiful and fast idea for breakfast + a fun way to offer a complete meal to your kids. Frittata is the Italian version of an omelette, in today's recipe I used tons of ingredients for a very tasty final result: cheese, ham, fresh veggies, olives, herbs, bread...and of course ...
Read More

Family Recipes

Baked Teriyaki Chicken with Vegetables

Baked Teriyaki Chicken with Vegetables

This is one of my favorite family recipe, super kid friendly thanks to the bite size and the Teriyaki sauce taste. It's easy to make, healthy and I can substitute the vegetables following the seasons and pending what is available at the farmers market. I like to serve the Teriyaki ...
Read More

Rice Soup with Veggies

Rice Soup with Veggies

For the past few weeks we had an unusual cold weather here in Los Angeles and I totally lost my voice right before Christmas (not the perfect time of the year, I know...). It is not back 100% but at least I can communicate without using sign language 😉 The ...
Read More
Chickpeas and cauliflower soup

Chickpeas and cauliflower soup

My favorite recipes are the ones that can happily feed the whole family: baby AND the rest of the family at the same time. We all have very busy schedules and being able to prepare one meal for everyone in less than one hour using the same healthy ingredients for ...
Read More
Baked fish sticks - Gluten free

Baked fish sticks – Gluten free

White fish fillets might not be the kind of food kids dream about, but if you transform them in fun tasty crunchy sticks and you call them "sharky fingers" the situation might drastically change in your favor 😉 They were such a hit last night at home that I didn't ...
Read More

Baby Led Weaning Ideas

Lentil Veggie Almond Tots - gluten and egg free

Lentil Veggie Almond Tots – gluten and egg free

Red lentils are definitely one of my favorite ingredients to cook for my kids: from a nutritional point of view lentils are one of the healthiest foods you can think about and from a culinary point of view they are creamy, delicate in flavor (and easy to cook). Definitely a ...
Read More

Oat Zucchini Blueberry Apple Pancakes +9M

Oat Zucchini Blueberry Apple Pancakes +9M

I'm always looking for breakfast healthy ideas for the kids. Somehow breakfast is a tricky meal: there is not a lot of time to prepare, we are always in a rush during week days and my kids really like sweet food in the early morning rather than savory ones. Yes, ...
Read More
Carrot Coconut Chicken Burgers

Carrot Coconut Chicken Burgers

When you deal with picky eaters I found that playing around a trusted traditional recipe can help. If your kid loves pasta, why not dressing the pasta with a marinara sauce loaded with veggies? Or if your kid loves hamburgers, why not preparing them from scratch adding veggies inside? This ...
Read More
Quinoa Broccoli Meatballs EggFree / Dairy Free / Gluten Free +9M

Quinoa Broccoli Meatballs EggFree / Dairy Free / Gluten Free +9M

No doubt, meatballs are one of the easiest recipes to satisfy a picky eater and sneak in some veggies without complaints 😉 I've been rolling and rolling meatballs for my kids since they were little, any kind...meat/chicken/fish/veggie only. Pan fried or baked, with sauce or whiteout sauce. It's always a ...
Read More
Loading...

Did you make this recipe? Share the love, tag @buonapappa on Instagram and hashtag it #buonapappa I would love to see your creations!

332 Shares
Share127
Pin205
Tweet
+1
Stumble