One of the best mom hacks out there is sneaking veggies into our little ones diets, am I right?! Smoothies, muffins, and my favourite puffs recipe are all great options…..but what about dinner ? I don’t know about your little ones, but Liberty is a pro at flinging her veggies across the room. My baby that once loved all food now snubs her nose at broccoli and won’t even look at a pepper, so what’s a mom to do but sneak the veggies in without being detected……self proclaimed mom ninja over here.
This has been my favourite recipe for the past few months, so simple to make, with only a few ingredients and under 20 mins! Oh and did I mention Liberty LOVES it!! I started off using it as baby food and then realized how delicious it was as a pasta sauce
Cauliflower is one of those veggies you wouldn’t think is full of nutrients, I only recently discovered how amazing this vegetable really is. Being plant based a good creamy sauce was one thing I was having a hard time finding, but using cauliflower has been a life changer. Combined with the nutritional yeast and hemp hearts this is the perfect dinner for a vegan or non vegan baby, FULL of protein, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. Did you know a single serving of cauliflower has all your recommended daily intake of Vitamin C?? Also nutritional yeast is an excellent source of B vitamins, which is one of the harder vitamins to get as a vegan, plus a whopping 8 grams of protein for only 2 tbsp! Wowza.
This is one of my favourite recipes for Liberty! It's quick and easy to make while also being packed full of fibre, vegetables, and vitamins. One of those meals you feel good about giving your little one
- 3 cups cauliflower chopped into 1" pieces
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 3 tbsp hemp hearts
In a pot, with a steam basket in the bottom, steam cauliflower until it falls apart easily when pierced with a fork.
Drain cauliflower and add to blender (or Babycook if using).
Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth
I don't season the sauce if I'm feeding it to Liberty. For the rest of the family I will use a little salt and pepper and serve over pasta, spelt or buckwheat are some of our favourites with this sauce.
* I have only used almond milk for this recipe but I'm sure any plant based milk would work
** I love our Babycook and use it for this recipe 90% of the time. It's all cooked and pureed in one so saves on dishes and time, that's a definite mom win! Only time I will use a blender is when I'm making larger batches or feeding more than two of us.
*** I will often make a double recipe and freeze in ice cube trays, then transfer them to freezer bags. Easy to grab out of the freezer, defrost and serve baby alone or over pasta!
One of the things that makes this recipe so easy is my Babycook, it steams the cauliflower and purees it all in one. I hate doing dishes and this makes my life much easier, when I’m in the kitchen too much already. I reached out to Beaba to see about getting a coupon code for those of you that don’t have a Babycook, and they were more than happy to give me one! I will have the code at the bottom of the page for anyone interested 🙂
I can whip this recipe up so quickly it’s become a lunch staple around our house. I make large batches of the sauce and freeze it in ice cube trays then transfer them to freezer bags. Perfect for when you need something fast, just pull out a couple cubes, defrost them and mix with pasta! It’s like Kraft Dinner for vegans lol.
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( please note, this post is not endorsed by or affiliated with Beaba USA, these are my true and honest opinions of their product )