With my son now eating table foods I have had to rethink all my menu ideas. For the first year of his life I was making a meal for the Husband and I and also food for him (mind you he had to eat purées and we didn’t want to, ha ha). So, now at 12 months old I have put an end to the two meals meal.
I have also been trying to make a weekly meal plan so it takes a lot of the guess work out of my grocery trips; roaming the isles until an idea comes to mind. This week I knew I was going to make a meatloaf and jam pack it full of veggies (have to hide them for the kid) but didn’t know what side dish to go along. I had a couple sweet potatoes and thought, “how can I prepare them so they are healthy and toddler friendly?” We’ll, here is what I did.
What you will need (about 4 servings as side dish):
2 medium sweet potatoes, washed and skin scrubbed
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/2 tablespoon of cumin
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Slice sweet potatoes about 1/3 inch thick and place in bowl. Add olive oil, cumin, salt and pepper and toss to coat.
2. Arrange coins on baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes, turning sweet potato coins over halfway through cooking process.
So, there you have it, a successful one meal for the whole family. Healthy and satisfying!