I get a lot of questions on Instagram and Facebook about what we feed our 11 month old son Hal. I thought I would start a weekly segment on the blog with various meals Hal has eaten during the week to show the variety of food that vegan kids and babies eat and to share ideas with other parents of vegan kids! I know I'm always looking for meal inspiration for Hal.
Hal generally eats a version of whatever meal we are having for dinner (without salt), and I save him a portion to have for lunch the next day. That way I know he is having a nutritious and filling meal for lunch, but I don't have to think about what to make him, or actually cook something at lunch time! It's a great time saver and makes feeding him fairly stress free.
This morning's special Saturday breakfast! Tofu Scramble*, Baked Beans, Veggie Sausage, Fried Potatoes and Blueberries.
*Crumbled tofu sauteed with onion, garlic, nutritional yeast, Braggs Liquid Aminos and herbs.
A normal weekday breakfast. Spiced Carrot Spelt Muffin*, Tinned Peaches, Strawberries and a little Whipped Coconut Cream.
*I veganized this recipe by subbing a mashed banana for the eggs and soy yogurt in place of the yogurt, and I used wholemeal spelt flour as we are trying to limit the amount of wheat that Hal eats. I recommend freezing these so they stay fresh and just taking one out of the freezer the night before you plan to serve it.
Goodie's Spicy Tomato Stars, Cucumber (without the skin) and watermelon.
Goodie's Carrot Sticks, Fresh Pineapple with Whipped Coconut Cream and some leftover Breadcrumbed Tofu* from dinner the night before.
*Cut extra firm tofu into cubes, dip in Tamari or Liquid Aminos and coat in herbed breadcrumbs before frying for a few minutes until browned.
Burrito Bowl*, Avocado and Strawberries.
*Brown Rice, Bean Chili, Cashew Sour Cream*, Sweetcorn & Black Olives topped with a sprinkle of Cumin.
*Make Cashew Sour Cream by blending soaked cashews with enough water to make a smooth, thick cream. Then add some lemon juice and apple cider vinegar. Keeps well in the fridge for a week.
Chick'n Stir Fry Noodles*, Fresh Pineapple & Sweetcorn with Cashew Cream.
*Chick'n Stir Fry consists of Fry's Chicken pieces stir fried with Spring Onions, Peppers & Mangetout in a sauce of Liquid Aminos, Chinese Five Spice and a little Maple. Stir through soaked rice or bean noodles.
Pesto Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower, Breadrumbed Tofu and Strawberries with Cashew Cream.
Mac & Cheese* with Broccoli & Nutritional Yeast, Strawberries, Blueberries and Watermelon.
*Sauce is made by blending 1/3C soaked cashews with 1/4C water, 1Tbsp nutritional yeast and a little garlic.
See you next week!
If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments!