It is so much fun when your little one can be more independent during meal times. They are learning to do things on their own and it is a joy to witness. But it can be a true task to keep fresh, healthy foods at the ready when they seem to be eating non-stop! It is no wonder there are so many pre-packaged snacks, crackers, puffs, fruit squeeze-things on the store shelves. Even I find myself pacing those aisles thinking about how much they could make my life easier...that is until I realize I want to give her the freshest and purest start possible. Sigh, back to the kitchen.
This week, I was looking in my fridge to find some finger foods for my youngest and I saw that I had a zucchini left over from the farm last week and some mushrooms. With that, I decided to cut them into chunks and sauté them into the perfect finger food! It took about 20 minutes total, and now I have a fresh and healthy snack at the ready (for a couple of days at least).
Mushrooms and zucchini are a great sources of dietary fiber, protein, vitamin C, vitamin B6, iron, and potassium.
4 oz white mushrooms
1-2 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp oregano
- Chop the vegetables slightly larger than your child can handle eating. They will shrink when cooked and can be cut down further after cooking.
- Heat the oil in a medium fry pan over medium heat.
- Add the vegetables and herbs into the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until very tender (about 15 minutes). Allow to cool completely before serving to your toddler.