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I could go on and on regarding the importance of what we put into our bodies, why I became vegetarian and why I continue to be vegan, or how food can be an incredible form of medicine, but I’ll save all that for another time and skip to just chatting about what we’ve been eating after a brief intro. From the beginning we wanted Pfeiffer to eat healthy and eat what we eat (I don’t want to be making separate meals for each member in our family). We started her on solids, loosely following the Baby Led Weaning method for food introduction, and have been intentional with what we give her (broccoli was her first food, from our garden I might add). I am determined to raise a healthy little one so I’m focused on only nutritious foods in her body that contain low or no added sugar (I am not referring to natural sugars such as fruit but added sugars in store bought items) and she follows a plant-based diet (minus organic cage/hormone/antibiotic free eggs as a compromise to my hubs).
Anyways, I’ve had multiple people ask me for suggestions for veg meals, whether for their kiddos or for themselves so here are a few things we’re eating lately. Please keep in mind that I am not a professional chef (I am aiming to do new recipes each week) nor am I a food blogger. That being said, things may not be complex or pretty but they are nutritious and tasty. Here goes!
Oh also, let me say sorry in advance for mostly pictures of Pfeiffer. I don’t often take pictures of myself eating or solely my food but I will try to remember to! And also, these are just the things I’ve taken pictures of. It’s not second nature for me to snap any pictures with food but again, moving forward, I will try to remember to more often. (Food not pictured that we love lately is oatmeal, edamame or chickpea pasta, smoked tofu, sweet potatoes plain or stuffed with any favorite toppings, Cutie oranges for the extra vitamin C, daily Shakeology for me and Jeff, and all the special holiday fare hah)
Ingredients for 4 servings
1.5 cups whole wheat flour
1.5 tablespoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1.5 cups non-dairy milk
1.5 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1.5 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup mixed berries
Can add a little stevia if not sweet enough.
-In a medium bowl, add the flour, baking powder, and salt, and stir to combine.
-In a mixer, add milk, apple cider vinegar, vanilla, and fruit and mix to combine.
-Pour the liquid mixture into the dry mixture and whisk until smooth.
-Let batter rest for 5 minutes.
-Pour about ½ cup of batter onto a nonstick pan or griddle over medium heat.
-When the top begins to bubble, flip the pancake and cook until golden.
I hope this was helpful! If it was, please let me know and please let me know if you have any questions or comments!