Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Sauteed Zucchini and Mushroom Finger Foods


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.  



Ingredients

1/2 a large zucchini
4 oz white mushrooms
1-2 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp oregano



Directions

  1. Chop the vegetables slightly larger than your child can handle eating.  They will shrink when cooked and can be cut down further after cooking.  
  2. Heat the oil in a medium fry pan over medium heat.  
  3. 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.  

5 comments:

  1. We love mushrooms. This is such a simple and flavorful recipe. A great way to get more veggies into our days. Thank you for sharing, Lindsey!

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  2. What a great idea for your little one! Your menu sounds great also! Enjoy your day.

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  3. Hi there. This week's Food on Friday is all about mushrooms! So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.

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  4. Super that you linked in. cheers

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