At the risk of my Road Warrior Husband (AKA as Big Daddy) laughing hysterically over the fact that I dare to post an advice article geared towards preparing foods for picky little eaters, I will do so anyway.
Because, if not I, then who?
After 5 kids it would be a shame if I didn’t learn a trick or two. Or in this case, 3.
Jessica Seinfeld encouraged mothers to sneak vegetable puree into their children’s food and desserts via her cookbook, Deceptively Delicious and before her was the Sneaky Chef. Now I’d like to make myself the Sandra Lee (Semi Homemade) of Toddler foods by encouraging you to take the easy way out of doing the above by using these Mommy Helpers.
Nurturme offers dried organic fruits and veggies in convenient pouches. They are gluten free, with no added salts, sugars, colors or preservatives.
Our favorite recipes taken from the website are:
It seems every Mama I know is going crazy about GogoSqueez but my favorite thing to do with GogoSqueez fruit is to make fruit leathers in my Excalibur Dehydrator. You can use any of the 5 flavors of applesauce pouches to create quick and tasty fruit leathers. I don’t even mind making it because it’s such a quick and NEAT process—no big kitchen mess to clean up!
- Line your dehydrator with a plastic sheet for fruit leathers
- Squirt the GogoSqueez around the center of the liner and spread so it is 1/4 inch thick at edges.
- Dehydrate for 3-4 hours at 135 degrees
I have no idea how to tell you store the leathers because ours don’t last that long. However, I’ve read that you can wait until it cools, lay plastic wrap over the top and peel and roll the fruit leather.
You can order GogoSqueez on Amazon.com and set up a subscription (using Amazon Prime for free shipping) so that you never have to worry about running out!
Living in Sunny Florida we tend to enjoy a sweet treat. My kids and I are now CRAZY over our Yonanas Machine. If there was stock in this thing, The Road Warrior would have bought it by now, as we’ve caused so many people to buy one…and given several as gifts.
Yonanas is the next best thing to soft serve ice cream. Using just frozen bananas and a mix of your other favorite frozen fruits you can create a delicious cold dessert. The machine is LOUD (which makes it hard to sneak a treat without others knowing) but easy to clean and simple to use. You truly have to taste one and you’ll be hooked. The company website has other recipes to try for more elaborate desserts, but we tend to stick with just the traditional Yonanas.