Buona Pappa https://www.buonapappa.net – Italian Baby Food & kids' friendly recipes – Fri, 22 Jun 2018 20:19:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 https://www.buonapappa.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/bpfavicon.png Buona Pappa https://www.buonapappa.net 32 32 Beet Chickpeas Rainbow Chard Nectarine Baby Puree +9M https://www.buonapappa.net/beet-chickpeas-rainbow-chard-nectarine-baby-puree-9m/ https://www.buonapappa.net/beet-chickpeas-rainbow-chard-nectarine-baby-puree-9m/#respond Fri, 22 Jun 2018 20:19:34 +0000 https://www.buonapappa.net/?p=11193 A lovely nutritious puree for little one, full of nutrients and color!!  Only seasonal ingredients: nectarines, beets, swiss chard and chickpeas to add some protein for a complete baby meal. Nectarines vs peaches. Do you know the difference? to be sincere they are very similar, cousins I would say. The main difference is in the skin, soft and smooth for the nectarines and fuzzy for the peaches. I also find […]]]> https://www.buonapappa.net/beet-chickpeas-rainbow-chard-nectarine-baby-puree-9m/feed/ 0 Zucchini Pistachio Pasta +9M https://www.buonapappa.net/zucchini-pistachio-pasta-9m/ https://www.buonapappa.net/zucchini-pistachio-pasta-9m/#respond Wed, 06 Jun 2018 23:28:01 +0000 https://www.buonapappa.net/?p=11169 Zucchini are a summer favorite: lightly sweet background flavor, soft pulp and skin, easy to digest, so versatile. A perfect baby food ingredient! Today I’m using the zucchini for a tasty pasta dressing. I will enhance the zucchini flavor roasting them and than I will create a pesto adding pistachios and smoked ricotta. This recipe is lovely for babies (considering the texture I would recommend it starting from 9 months […]]]> https://www.buonapappa.net/zucchini-pistachio-pasta-9m/feed/ 0 Baked White Fish with Olives Potato Pear +6M https://www.buonapappa.net/baked-white-fish-with-olives-potato-pear-6m/ https://www.buonapappa.net/baked-white-fish-with-olives-potato-pear-6m/#respond Thu, 31 May 2018 23:11:18 +0000 https://www.buonapappa.net/?p=11142 Fish is a very good source of protein for your little one and you can start introducing it in your baby’s diet at around 6 months of age. I always like to start with delicate flavors so I would suggest a white fish fillet for your very first fish baby recipe. Sole is a lovely choice: delicate in flavor and easy to digest, but you can always opt for a […]]]> https://www.buonapappa.net/baked-white-fish-with-olives-potato-pear-6m/feed/ 0 Turkey Veggie Bolognese Sauce +12M https://www.buonapappa.net/turkey-veggie-bolognese-sauce-9m/ https://www.buonapappa.net/turkey-veggie-bolognese-sauce-9m/#comments Fri, 25 May 2018 23:45:32 +0000 https://www.buonapappa.net/?p=11108 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 are dealing with a picky eater one strategy is to start from a recipe that he/she really likes and slowly […]]]> https://www.buonapappa.net/turkey-veggie-bolognese-sauce-9m/feed/ 1 Chicken Asparagus Zucchini Meatballs +9M https://www.buonapappa.net/chicken-asparagus-zucchini-meatballs-9m/ https://www.buonapappa.net/chicken-asparagus-zucchini-meatballs-9m/#comments Fri, 11 May 2018 22:19:01 +0000 https://www.buonapappa.net/?p=11065 I love cooking chicken, it’s lean meat and such a versatile ingredient to play with. Only one side effect: if overcooked, the chicken can dry out easily. That’s why in this recipe I used both the zucchini and the asparagus to give moist…and flavor back to the chicken. The final result are super moist, tender and tasty meatballs. The recipe can be served to babies starting from 9 months of […]]]> https://www.buonapappa.net/chicken-asparagus-zucchini-meatballs-9m/feed/ 1 Fava Beans & Cashew Cream Pasta +12M https://www.buonapappa.net/fava-beans-cashew-cream-pasta-12m/ https://www.buonapappa.net/fava-beans-cashew-cream-pasta-12m/#comments Thu, 03 May 2018 16:49:40 +0000 https://www.buonapappa.net/?p=11033 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 😉 Fava beans (aka broad beans) are finally back in season: their bright green and tender texture definitely recalls Spring! Those large flat beans are a concentrate of good nutrients (thiamin, vitamin K, vitamin B-6, potassium, copper, selenium, zinc and magnesium) and a lovely […]]]> https://www.buonapappa.net/fava-beans-cashew-cream-pasta-12m/feed/ 1 From Puree to Finger Food – How to introduce texture in your baby food https://www.buonapappa.net/from-puree-to-finger-food-how-to-introduce-texture-in-baby-food/ https://www.buonapappa.net/from-puree-to-finger-food-how-to-introduce-texture-in-baby-food/#comments Thu, 26 Apr 2018 23:12:50 +0000 https://www.buonapappa.net/?p=10995 Baby food texture and consistency is a very interesting topic to discuss as I receive many questions about when to move from purees to lumpy foods or comments from parents concerned because their toddlers still ask for purees at 18/20 months of age or, on the contrary, babies asking for small bites totally refusing the purees. Let’s start from the basics. The three stages of baby purees. Stage 1, 2, […]]]> https://www.buonapappa.net/from-puree-to-finger-food-how-to-introduce-texture-in-baby-food/feed/ 1 Cocoa Banana Cauliflower Porridge – Toddler breakfast https://www.buonapappa.net/cocoa-banana-cauliflower-porridge-toddler-breakfast/ https://www.buonapappa.net/cocoa-banana-cauliflower-porridge-toddler-breakfast/#respond Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:07:22 +0000 https://www.buonapappa.net/?p=10965 A super yummy and nutritious breakfast for your toddler that you would love to taste too!! Let’s start the morning in the best way with a breakfast full of nutrients = vegetables (hidden, yes, but still there!!) + vitamins + fast digesting carbs and proteins…and a lovely chocolate flavor that will make your little one smile at first sight!!! This recipe is lovely for toddlers (12 months up) or, if […]]]> https://www.buonapappa.net/cocoa-banana-cauliflower-porridge-toddler-breakfast/feed/ 0 Chickpea Asparagus Mackerel Puree +9M https://www.buonapappa.net/chickpea-asparagus-mackerel-puree-9m/ https://www.buonapappa.net/chickpea-asparagus-mackerel-puree-9m/#comments Fri, 13 Apr 2018 22:38:47 +0000 https://www.buonapappa.net/?p=10938   This is such a great brain booster and super energy charger recipe for your little ones!! The recipe is recommended for babies starting from 9 months of age as we are using chickpeas that might be a bit too difficult to digest for a young baby. Chickpeas are a superb baby food. They can be introduced in your baby’s diet starting from 9 months of age. They are a […]]]> https://www.buonapappa.net/chickpea-asparagus-mackerel-puree-9m/feed/ 2 Egg Yolk, Avocado Sweet Potato Baby Puree +6M https://www.buonapappa.net/egg-yolk-avocado-sweet-potato-baby-puree-6m/ https://www.buonapappa.net/egg-yolk-avocado-sweet-potato-baby-puree-6m/#respond Sat, 07 Apr 2018 19:39:07 +0000 https://www.buonapappa.net/?p=10902 This super creamy baby combo is a powerful brain booster for your little one! Egg yolks are loaded with Omega 3 fatty acids and Choline, two natural brain fuels. Omega 3 helps the growth of brain tissue and Choline improves concentration and memory. On top of that I added avocado, an almost perfect food for so many reasons: rich in Omega 2 (again, yessss!!), folate, iron. And to activate even […]]]> https://www.buonapappa.net/egg-yolk-avocado-sweet-potato-baby-puree-6m/feed/ 0