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Toddler Recipes

Broccoli Pasta with Cashews cream

Broccoli Pasta with Cashews cream

A friend of mine asked me if I liked the โ€œAlfredoโ€ sauce (aka butter + heavy cream + cheese + garlic sauce) and I replied with a smile that I never tried or made it, even if Iโ€™m Italian and even if Iโ€™ve been living in the States for more ...
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Zucchini White Beans Mac And Cheese +9M

Zucchini White Beans Mac And Cheese +9M

Mac and Cheese. A staple in every kid's menu at any restaurant, from the fast food chain to the fancy one. They just use different quality of cheese ๐Ÿ™‚ There is a reason why. Mac and Cheese is comforting, cheesy, soft, without scary colors, creamy...all winning points for a kid ...
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Stuffed Zucchini with Beef and Cauliflower

Stuffed Zucchini with Beef and Cauliflower

Stuffed Zucchini are a traditional Italian recipe, very simple and tasty. It's naturally kid friendly both for the taste (salty and cheesy) and for the shape as the final result resembles a boat. You can even get more creative and add a sail made with a toothpick and a slice ...
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Tomato Mushroom Quiche with Gluten Free Paleo Crust +12M

Tomato Mushroom Quiche with Gluten Free Paleo Crust +12M

We are tomato lovers here. When they are at the top of the season (end of summer) their taste is simply unbeatable: sweet, warm, intense. You can really taste the summer sun in them. This recipe is a great way to use ripen summer tomatoes and also use different colors ...
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Family Recipes

Lentil Broccoli Soup Recipe +10M

Lentil Broccoli Soup Recipe +10M

Nourishing and comforting, that's why I like this soup ๐Ÿ™‚ High iron, protein and fiber content. It's one of my kids favorite so far. Little one like it very creamy (the immersion blender does its part) and big one more chunky. I like it either ways ๐Ÿ™‚ The soup is ...
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Turkey Veggie Bolognese Sauce +12M

Turkey Veggie Bolognese Sauce +12M

The classic Italian Bolognese sauce is made with ground beef + pancetta + tomato. Insanely good and super kid friendly. The recipe that I want to share with you is a version loaded with seasonal vegetables that keeps the yummy taste and gives an extra boost of nutrients. If you ...
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Fava Beans & Cashew Cream Pasta +12M

Fava Beans & Cashew Cream Pasta +12M

I'm always looking for pasta sauces loaded with nutrients like this fava beans and cashew one as my kids will say "yes" to pasta anytime, anyway ๐Ÿ˜‰ Fava beans (aka broad beans) are finally back in season: their bright green and tender texture definitely recalls Spring! Those large flat beans ...
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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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 ...
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Baby Led Weaning Ideas

Spinach Almond Waffles - Gluten and Grain Free +6M

Spinach Almond Waffles – Gluten and Grain Free +6M

Breakfast. One of the most important meal of the day from a nutritional point of view. Our kids need an healthy boost of energy to start their day full of activities and fun. Coming from an Italian background I like sweet flavors at breakfast, that's how I was raised. Every ...
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Spinach Almond Waffles - Gluten and Grain Free +6M

Spinach Almond Waffles – Gluten and Grain Free +6M

Breakfast. One of the most important meal of the day from a nutritional point of view. Our kids need an healthy boost of energy to start their day full of activities and fun. Coming from an Italian background I like sweet flavors at breakfast, that's how I was raised. Every ...
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Turkey Veggie Meatballs in Marinara Sauce - Egg Free

Turkey Veggie Meatballs in Marinara Sauce – Egg Free

This is definitely one of my staple recipes for the kids: they love their turkey veggie meatballs in marinara sauce. I always have a batch of meatballs ready to be cooked in the freezer. Meatballs really make my life easier: I can load them with so many nutrients (veggies, seeds, ...
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Boccoli Muffins with Brown Rice - Gluten Free +9M

Boccoli Muffins with Brown Rice – Gluten Free +9M

Savory muffins can be a fun way to offer vegetables to picky eaters. They have a fun and "safe" shape that the kids will like, they are easy to handle...and they taste good! Today I replaced the flour with brown rice, to give more texture, add creaminess and also offer ...
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