This nutritious homemade toddler meal is great for busy nights, and it can easily be made as a healthy family meal as well. Each component of this can easily be made the night before, cut, and reheated that night. If you can, use all natural, organic sources for your ingredients. From this meal, your child will get some beta-carotene from the sweet potato and protein from the chicken. No matter what veggie you choose, they will be getting some awesome vitamins and minerals.
- 1 lb pasture-raised chicken thighs
- 2 TBSP grass-fed butter
- 1/2 tsp thyme
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 3 TBSP coconut oil
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- veggie of choice (broccoli, peas, carrots, cauliflower)
1. Melt butter, and add paprika, thyme, salt, and pepper to the butter. I microwaved them for about 30 seconds.
2. Pour seasoning mixture over chicken. Bake the chicken thighs at 350◦F for 25 minutes.
3. Peel and dice sweet potatoes. Dice into 1/2 inch pieces. Boil for 10 minutes.
4. Strain the sweet potatoes. Add them to a mixer or food processor. Add the coconut oil and cinnamon, and then, blend until the potatoes are smooth.
5. Steam the side of vegetables. My son loves cauliflower and carrots. These take seven minutes to steam. To steam them, I boil 2 cups of water in my steamer.
6. Cut the chicken into small bite sized chunks, and serve.