Recipes

Try one of these delicious recipes using ingredients from our stores.

Oatmeal banana bread with oatmeal cereal recipe

Prep Time:

2 large eggs

1/3 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 large over-ripe bananas

1/2 cup melted butter

1 cup unbleached flour

2/3 cup brown sugar

1-1/4 cup Gerber Oatmeal Cereal

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

 

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix eggs, milk, and vanilla and combine with mashed bananas and melted butter. Add baking soda, salt, cinnamon, flour, brown sugar, and Gerber cereal and stir. Batter will be slightly lumpy.

Banana Oatmeal Cookies for Baby

Prep Time: 10 minutes

  • 1 cup oatmeal – ground in food processor or coffee grinder.  (You can sub 1/2 cup coconut flour to make this grain-free/ Paleo.)
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

Directions: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix everything together really well.
Spoon onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. The batter was a bit runny, but it didn’t spread and they will fluff up nice when baking.
Bake for 11-12 minutes.
Allow to cool completely and enjoy!

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup non-fat plain yogurt
3 cups cornflakes, crushed
1 teaspoon dried thyme
½ teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Lightly grease a cooking sheet with cooking spray.
Cut chicken in 1 ½ inch pieces.
Place chicken in a bowl and coat each with yogurt.
Mix the crushed cornflakes, thyme, and pepper in a bowl.
Coat each chicken piece in the cereal mixture and place on the cookie sheet.
Bake for 25 minutes or until cooked through.

Easy Mexican Chicken and Beans

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Easy Mexican Chicken and Beans

1 lb uncooked chicken breast strips for stir-fry
1 package (1 oz) taco seasoning mix
1 can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed
1 can (11 oz) whole kernel corn with red and green peppers, undrained
1/4 cup water
Flour tortillas, if desired

Directions: 1 Spray 10-inch skillet with cooking spray. Add chicken to skillet; cook over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink in center.
2 Stir in seasoning mix, beans, corn and water. Cook over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until sauce is slightly thickened. Serve with tortillas.

Healthy Energy Bits

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Ingredients 10 Minute

Directions: Mix all ingredients well and form into balls and that's it.

Peanut Butter And Fruit wraps

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Peanut Butter And Fruit Wraps

Ingredients

Directions: Spread tortillas with peanut butter, then with spreadable fruit.
Top with bananas.
Sprinkle with granola.
Roll up tortillas

Homemade Teething Crackers

Prep Time: 25 Minutes

Homemade Teething Crackers

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup dry infant rice cereal with bananas (or other flavored or unflavored infant cereal)
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • ice water

Directions: Directions

Preheat oven 425 F degrees.
Mix flour and cereal.
Gradually stir in oil.
Mix a little ice water at a time (start with 1/4 cup) until dough begins to form a ball and pull away from the bowl.
Roll out to the thickness of a cracker on a floured surface and cut into desired shapes.
Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet 10-12 minutes or until lightly brown.
Cool completely.
Store in an airtight container.

Baby Cereal Pancakes

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Baby Cereal Pancakes

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions: combine all ingredients, adding enough liquid for the batter to get to the consistency you want.
spray the pan (or add oil or butter) and cook one side until you see bubbles. flip, and cook the other side.

Albondigas in Tomato Sauce

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Yields: 24 meatballs, 8 servings

  • 1 lb. 98% lean ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup grated onion
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 2 sprigs mint, leaves picked and chopped
  • ½ tsp. chopped Mexican oregano
  • ¼ tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 10 plum tomatoes, pureed
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 serrano pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided

Directions: 1. In a bowl, combine the ground beef, eggs, grated onion, carrot, mint, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper.
2. Roll and shape the meat mixture into golf ball-sized meatballs. Let sit five minutes.
3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and start browning the meatballs, making sure not to crowd them in the skillet. Allow all sides to get a nice color on them. Remove from the skillet and reserve.
4. Degrease the skillet if necessary. Add the other 2 tablespoons olive oil and sauté garlic and serrano. Let cook five minutes. Add the pureed tomatoes and bring to a low boil. Allow to simmer five minutes. Add the meatballs, carefully sliding them into the simmering tomato sauce. Simmer the meatballs 15 minutes, until fully cooked.

Healthy Quesdilla

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Favorite food made nutritious!

  • 1 oz Turkey Sausage Crumbles, cooked
  • 1 6″ White Corn Tortilla
  • 1/2 oz Green Chiles, chopped
  • 1 oz 4 Cheese Mexican Shredded Cheese
  • 1/2 tbsp Chipotle Salsa
  • 1/2-1 tsp Southwest Chipotle Salt-Free Seasoning Blend
  • 1/2 tsp Heart Right Buttery Spread

Directions: 1. Melt heart-healthy spread in a hot pan. Place corn tortilla and cover with cheese.
2. Place corn tortilla in pan and cover with cheese.
3. Add sausage and chiles to one side.
4. Sprinkle chipotle seasoning over all ingredients, then fold the tortilla in half.
5. Allow each side to brown until cheese is melted.
6. Serve with Chipotle Salsa.

Frosty Fruit

Prep Time: 20 minutes (4 hours in freezer)

A healthy way to cool off in the summer months!

  • Your choice of fruit (mango, peach, strawberry, etc)
  • Empty, rinsed yogurt cups
  • Popsicle sticks or straws

Directions: Frozen treats are bound to be popular in the warm months. You can also put fresh fruits such as melon chunks in the freezer (rinse first). Make “popsicles” by inserting sticks into peeled bananas and freezing.

Fruity Peanut Butterfly

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Let your kids' food come to life with these fun butterflies!

  • Baby carrots
  • Apples (can use mangoes or other fruit)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Dried fruit (dried cranberries, dried cherries, raisins)

Directions: Start with carrot sticks or celery for the body. Attach wings made of thinly sliced apples with peanut butter and decorate with halved grapes or dried fruit.

Bugs on a Log

Prep Time: 15 minutes

A fun way to encourage the little ones to eat their fruits and veggies! Select the kind of fruit of veggies that you know your kid loves.

  • Celery or Baby Carrots
  • Peanut Butter
  • Dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, dried cherries)
  • Nuts (peanuts, almonds, walnuts)

Directions: Use celery, cucumber, or carrot sticks as the log and add peanut butter. Top with dried fruit such as raisins, cranberries, or cherries, depending on what bugs you want!

Peanut Butter Muffins

Prep Time: 35 Minutes

These are definitely fun to make with mom or dad!

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup banana
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup frozen juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1/4 nonfat dry milk
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda1 cup peanut butter

Directions: First, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Then, in a small bowl, break the eggs and use a fork to beat them a little bit. In a large bowl, combine the milk, mashed banana, peanut butter, vegetable oil, apple juice, dry milk, and the eggs from the small bowl. Mix with a mixing spoon until the mixture is creamy. Add the flour, baking powder, and baking soda into the large bowl. Mix again. Line a muffin tin with paper liners or lightly spray with nonstick spray. Spoon in the muffin mix. Fill each muffin cup about 2/3 of the way up. Bake for about 15 minutes. When your muffins are finished baking, remove from the muffin tin and cool them on the wire rack.

Brown Rice Pudding

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

A delicious and healthy snack for your kiddos!

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup short-grain brown rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup raisins optional
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions: Bring the heavy cream, water, brown rice, and salt to a boil in a pot; reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until the liquid is completely absorbed, about 80 minutes. Fold the raisins into the mixture and continue cooking until the raisins plump, about 10 minutes more. Whisk the egg yolks, sugar, and cinnamon together in a bowl; slowly pour into the pot with the rice while stirring. Cook and stir until the mixture thickens, about 6 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract..

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