I felt like sun-dried tomato pesto pasta today and I want the kids to eat more greens, so I made this sun-dried tomato and kale pesto. I added some chickpeas to make it even more nutritious and filling and because chickpeas go great with so many things. I don’t know about other kids, but my kids will eat anything if it’s on pasta! But you could also serve this pesto mixed with grains, baby potatoes, beans or lentils.
I love chickpea salad sandwiches so decided to make this version using mashed avocado as the dressing, and it was such a success with the kids, so I thought I’d share the recipe! It’s really simple and quick to make, can be adapted to use whatever veggies you have, is oil-free and really healthy, and also yummy.
This is a really simple recipe that I made a few times recently. I’m going to be starting baby led weaning with Síofra in a few weeks and I thought this would be a great recipe for baby led weaning, so decided to share it. But it’s also good for older kids and grown ups. Me and the kids love beetroot. This recipe is very healthy and makes a nice side dish, or pair it with one or two other salads as a light lunch. It’s also very pretty, and I think kids who like pink would love it!
I’ve been having so much fun dressing Síofra in cute clothes lately. I never really had to buy baby clothes before because my kids got so many as presents, but Síofra is growing fast and needed new clothes. I had heard of Frugi organic kids’ clothes from other vegan parents, so decided to order a couple of outfits. They’re so cute, but I’ll let the photos of Síofra show that!
Last week I wrote about how I’m trying to make our home more eco-friendly and some small changes I’m making to reduce the amount of waste we’re creating. I find this especially challenging since having kids but am so happy with the changes we’ve made so far. Here are some more things I changed this week to try to reduce our impact on the environment, even just a little bit.
After making my Carrot Hot Dogs I had the idea to use roasted carrot in these wrap roll-ups things. My kids love wraps, but I find they’re much easier for them to eat if they’re rolled up and sliced into little bite-size pieces like this. They love it! I thought the carrots would go really well with houmous, and make these a very nutritious snack. They also would work well for lunch boxes or kids’ party food!
Hot dogs are something that my son has asked for because he sees them on TV (and he didn’t know what they were made of). Of course we have to make them vegan, and we don’t eat a lot of faux meats, so carrot hot dogs are perfect! They taste really nice, they’re healthy, they’re really simple to make, and they get the kids to eat vegetables! I added mashed avocado to make it even more nutritious and because it’s yummy, but you can add more traditional toppings or whatever you like. It is actually surprisingly like eating a hot dog!