Cooking for Kids: Smart Bites for Baby, Mika Shino - Page 2
The first two chapters of Smart Bites for Baby, “4-6 months: Introducing Solids” and “7 months: Stepping It Up,” feature recipes for fruits, grains, vegetables, and meats that require a food processor or blender, thereby rendering “soft” foods. In addition to providing a good variety of dishes, these chapters also provide inspiration for those who can tailor the techniques to add even greater variety to an adult soft diet.
The recipes for older babies and toddlers offer kids culinary excitement along with support of brain growth. You really don’t have to be a baby to enjoy “Hawaiian Halibut with Macadamia Nut and Flaxseed Crust,” “Scallops with Pomegranate and Cilantro Chutney,” “Shrimp and Grits,” or “Linguini with Girolle Mushrooms.” Once your little ones have tried “Creamy Orzo with Shredded Crabmeat” there may be no going back to good ol’ mac and cheese…but if there is, there’s “3 Cheese Brainfood Mac and Cheese.”
How easy are the recipes? Why not try this one and find out?
Banana Coconut Tapioca with Sesame Seeds
2 cups coconut milk
1 tablespoon brown sugar
¾ cup tapioca
2 tablespoons sesame seeds, roasted
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1. Peel and cut the banana into small pieces.
2. In a pan, add the coconut milk, brown sugar, banana, and tapioca and cook on medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes.
3. When the tapioca turns pearl-like, remove from the heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
4. Sprinkle with sesame and chia seeds and serve.