Do you ever have those days that seem to fly by? Today was one of those days.
After Stroller Strides today we went and did a little shopping then came home to cook up some food for the love nugget. Since I had stocked up on veggies the day before I wanted to make one of his favorites.
1 cup of steamed vegetables of your choice (broccoli, zucchini, carrots, bell peppers, cauliflower
1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup panko bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Steam vegetables until tender.
Puree vegetables in a food processor until chunky. Add in the rest of the ingredients and pulse until mixed scraping down the sides with a spatula once or twice.
Using a cookie scoop, drop onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and press down to make a nugget. Bake for 10 minutes then flip and bake for 7 minutes more. Alow to cool before your little one enjoys!
Today I threw in zucchini, bell peppers, and broccoli but there are a lot of options here. The love nugget enjoys them all!
Spinach Chickpea Nuggets
1 cup of rinsed chickpeas
2 cups of fresh baby spinach
1/3 cup of grated parmesan cheese
1/3 cup of panko bread crumbs
2 tbsp vegetable broth
Pulse chickpeas and vegetable broth in a food processor until smooth. Add spinach and continue pulsing until mixed scraping down sides with a spatula. Add parmesan cheese and bread crumbs.
Drop onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper using a cookie scoop then press down to make a nugget. Bake for 10 minutes on one side, flip and bake for 7 minutes more.
Tofu Pineapple Won Tons
1 cup of extra firm tofu
1/2 cup of chopped fresh pineapple
12 -14 won ton wrappers
Pulse tofu in a food processor until chopped.
Add in pineapple and puree until blended and smooth.
Lay out won ton wrappers and wet the sides with water. Drop a teaspoon of tofu pineapple mixture onto the center of the wrapper then fold diagonally and press down. The water should seal the edges. Place onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 5 minutes then flip and bake for 5 more minutes.
You could use any fresh fruit you have on hand this was just what I had in my fridge ready to go!
People are always asking me what type of tofu I buy. I prefer the extra firm tofu that is in a vacuum sealed pack compared to the water soaked type. At most grocery stores the brand is Wildwood but Trader Joe’s has their own brand as well. This tofu is a bit firmer than the other brands and you don’t have to press it with paper towels trying to dry it out some.
After a long day of cooking food for the love nugget, we went and met a friend at the park for some play time. But… the weather started to get yucky on us and the boys weren’t having that much fun so we cut it short.
Now I’m off to make dinner for the hubby and I. Tofu and broccoli slaw for me, steak and zucchini for the hubby.
Have a good night!