Life as a mom & business owner is downright busy. On most days, I feel like I’m running after myself until the moment I plop into bed for a few hours…then I wake up and do it all again. I think this is reality for a lot of moms.
One of the ways I keep my life just a little bit simpler is to feed Lucy the food I eat myself. Unless I’m eating a salad containing only crunchy ingredients, there’s always some component of my meal that’s appropriate for a hungry baby who doesn’t really chew much. And it’s much easier to share this with Lucy than to buy or make separate baby food. Plus, I know it’s both healthy and tastes good.
Take yesterday for example. My friend Christa was over at lunchtime and we needed to eat pretty quick before Lucy’s nap. We found a zucchini, yellow squash, fresh cilantro, some leftover black beans, and a few tortillas. I almost always have eggs and cheese in the fridge, so we combined all this to make a veggie + egg quesadilla.
This meal took less than 10 minutes to make. We simply sauteed the squashes with a little salt until they softened, then added the beans to the pan to warm.
We added beaten eggs and stirred into a scramble.
Melted cheese onto tortillas using the same pan after the eggs were cooked.
Then filled these with the egg mixture and folded up into a quesadilla/burrito.
Since you can’t exactly give a baby her own quesadilla and expect things to go well, I gave her some of the veggie-egg-bean filling to eat as finger food.
She loved it!
So, even though my life is crazy and often complicated, feeding my baby is not!