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View from the Kitchen: My New Favorite Homemade Toddler Snack

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I just need to give a shout out to my friend Katie who gave me this recipe from Little House Living. These Sweet Potato Toddler Snacks are so easy to make you only need: flour, baking powder, salt, water, and a mashed sweet potato.  For all of the directions to make this yummy snack CLICK HERE.  Some tips from me make sure you have small cookie cutters and you will need more water than the recipe says.  Good luck and hopefully your little ones enjoy!

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View from the Kitchen: Cheese Spinach Squares

I love to share anything I learn along the way with my friends and I consider you readers my friends.  I was on the lookout for a new recipe for my son. I’m trying to keep his protein intake high and I like to keep my meals simple and easy.  I am a vegetarian so any time I can make my little one something without meat I appreciate.  I’m not good at cooking it and it makes me uncomfortable. Also something that’s good a few days later or something I can freeze is always appreciated.  Then I came across this recipe for Cheese Spinach Squares  and let me tell you they were a resounding success.

It’s always good to find a meal full of protein and full of a great veggie like Spinach! I have served it with turkey meatballs for dinner and with some veggies and fruits for lunch.  My brother thinks it makes a great brunch dish.  It can really be eaten all day long it’s so versatile.

Serves 6-8 or your little one for a whole lot of meals!

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup (8 fl oz/250 ml) whole milk
  • 1 cup (5 oz/155 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 lb (500 g) Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 lb (500 g) chopped frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1/4 cup (1 oz/30 g) grated Parmesan cheese

I actually skipped the butter and pachment paper step and instead used some pam on my glass pan and it worked just fine!  I also didn’t have enough cheddar cheese and I was worried that my Seriously Sharp Cheddar would be to much for my little one so added a little Colby Jack to cut the sharpness.

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Here are the directions according to parenting.com

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a 9-by-13-inch (23-by-33-cm) rimmed baking sheet or baking dish with parchment paper. Pour the melted butter into the prepared pan and spread to coat evenly.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs until well blended. Whisk in the milk, flour, baking powder and salt. Add the Cheddar and spinach and stir until combined. Pour the spinach mixture into the prepared pan and spread in an even layer. Sprinkle the Parmesan evenly over the top.
  3. Bake until the top is lightly browned and the juices are bubbling, 30–40 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool until just warm to the touch. Cut into 2-inch (5-cm) squares and serve.

I hope you and your little one enjoy these yummy treats!