baby foodie [bā'bē fōō'dē] noun, plural -ies A young child having an enthusiastic interest in the preparation and consumption of good food.
Conor loves to eat! He does very well with a wide variety of tastes and textures. I plan our meals with him in mind, and knowing he will be eating what I prepare makes me more conscientious of the ingredients I use. Though I am known to serve him a Wagon Wheel or 10 from time to time, I feel guilty giving him a lot of crap food. It’s great motivation to cook the way I want to, but often do not.
As a result, Conor is getting to be quite the Baby Foodie – experiencing a variety of foods, developing a love for flavors and textures and enjoying good food made from quality ingredients. I document the different things he tries and share the recipes I use, which I try to make with a reasonable amount of good ingredients.
It is my hope that he will eventually learn to appreciate where his food comes from – I envision backyard vegetable gardens, trips to pick strawberries and apples, tours of Guernsey Farms dairy, visits to the farmer’s market, and classes at Zingerman’s Bakehouse (maybe even summer Farm camp???).
Baked Pasta with San Marzano Tomatoes and Mozzarella Cheese
Black Bean Burgers and Sweet Potato "Fries"
Banana Quinoa Muffins
Michigan Mac & Cheese
Homemade Cereal Bars
Crunchy Squash Sticks
Mini Pot Pies
Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash with Black Beans and Lentils
Honey Couscous and Peas