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spinach meatballs, broccoli-asparagus soup, carrot juice

Ever since posting What’s on Pixie’s plate?’ last Tuesday, I’ve received messages and feedback from friends (especially Mommy friends) who got inspired and interested too in preparing healthier meals for their babies/kids. I’d be glad to share whatever I learn to cook along the way so keep posted. 🙂

Here’s what’s on Pixie’s plate from yesterday’s breakfast:

I made quick french toast. Doesn’t cost you a lot of time to prepare! It was Pixie’s first time to try it and she loved it! For veggies, I boiled broccoli florets and baby carrots. She finished 2 carrots and all her broccoli florets! Horrayy! And for fruits, she happily munched 2 slices of that mouth-watering watermelon. 🙂

***French Toast Recipe***

Ingredients
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup almond milk
1 tsp cinnamon
whole meal bread

Directions:
1. Just whisk egg together with the almond milk and cinnamon. (note: i’m thinking to replace egg with ground flax seeds next time to make it a superfood french toast!)
2. Dip bread on the mix on both sides and cook in the pan. Flip to one side when browned enough.
3. Serve. 
This recipe only coats about 4 slices of bread. Just increase amount of ingredients accordingly if you want more. 🙂

As for my daily juice, I threw in a few raw carrots and a little ginger for breakfast in the juicer. I always love munching on raw carrots but never drinking the juice before. So as a first time, I managed to finish half of the glass. Boo! 😛 But promise to self, next time, I’m gonna drink ’em all bottoms up! 🙂


***Breakfast juice: Raw carrots + little ginger***
And here’s the recipe for what we had during lunch.

***Spinach Meatballs Recipe***
i love eating meatballs but it never occurred to me to mix in spinach (or anything) until finding ways to come up with healthier meal.so this isn’t something i invented…i’ve been following online recipes too and just alter some ingredients that are most available to me. I can’t wait to try mixing ‘Kale‘ meatballs next time. 🙂

Ingredients:
ground beef (can vary)
wholemeal flour (i purposely used this for its healthier benefits, higher protein/higher fiber)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 egg
chopped spinach (or blended)
grated Parmesan cheese (or use any favorite cheese you have)
Mccormick Italian herbs (if you have fresh herbs at home, much better)
sea salt and pepper
olive oil

Directions:
1. In a large bowl, add all ingredients: ground beef, wholemeal flour, garlic, egg, grated parmesan, chopped spinach, herbs, salt and pepper. Mix until thoroughly combined.
2. Roll into little meatballs.
3. In a non-stick pan, add olive oil in low heat.  Add in meatballs. Turn sides until browned.
4. When finished, place meatballs on paper towels to blot excess oils. Serve.
***Broccoli-Asparagus Soup Recipe ***
I craved for some soup and decided on following a recipe online basically from here but I just added asparagus.

Ingredients:
1 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
broccoli
asparagus
2 cups chicken broth
1/4 tsp nutmeg
sea salt and pepper

Directions:
1. Heat olive oil and sautee onion and garlic.
2. Mix in broccoli, asparagus and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, simmer for about 10mins or until broccoli and asparagus are tender.
3. Using a blender, puree the whole mixture until smooth. Return to the cooking pan and season with salt, nutmeg and pepper.
4. Serve.

Pixie’s plate for lunch: brown rice, spinach meatballs, broccoli-asparagus soup and papaya.
There you have it! If you’ve done better than this or cooked/prepared it another way, I’d love to hear from you! Would love to learn and experiment more! 🙂

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