Give your baby and toddler the best start in life by feeding them nutrient-rich superfoods in easy-to-prepare recipes created by Shazi Visram - the founder and CEO of Happy Family Organics, one of the fastest-growing organic food companies in the US - and Cricket Azima, founder and CEO of The Creative Kitchen and celebrated chef. With more than 70 easy-to-prepare recipes made with all-natural ingredients, The Happy Family Organic Superfoods Cookbook offers a fresh, nutritious, and accessible approach—and Shazi’s enlightened nutrition philosophy—to feeding children from 4 months to 3 years.
Recipes for babies (4–12 months)—From single to multi-ingredient vegetable and fruit purees, including Happy Family’s best-selling spinach, mango & pear recipe, to recipes with quinoa, chia, and kale —Shazi’s and Cricket’s superfood recipes will nourish and please every kind of baby.
Recipes for toddlers (1–3 years)—Meals include avocado & chicken whole wheat pizza; 3 bean farro risotto; and baked salmon with peas & rice balls; toddlers will love tasty snacks like strawberry-beet pudding with coconut milk and chia; avocado, melon & mint smoothies; banana, chocolate chip & quinoa muffins; and grilled nut-butter sandwiches with smashed berries.
Pasta Primavera With White Beans
8 oz whole-wheat pasta, cooked and drained 1 can (15 oz) white beans, drained and rinsed 1 cup frozen peas, defrosted 1/2 yellow bell pepper, diced (about 3/4 cup) 1/2 red bell pepper, diced (about 3/4 cup) 1/2 cup cubed mozzarella or grated Parmesan cheese (optional) 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil leaves 1/4 cup olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar Salt and ground black pepper
*Makes 10 Cups, About 6-7 Meals.
DIRECTIONS In a large mixing bowl, combine the pasta, white beans, peas, yellow and red bell peppers, and cheese (if using) and toss until well mixed. Stir in the basil, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve warm or cold, as a pasta salad.
SWITCH IT UP For a gluten-free version, use gluten-free pasta or substitute rice. For a dairy-free version, skip the cheese. Substitute other vegetables, such as cauliflower, carrots, or peas.
To celebrate 10 years of creating organic baby food goodness, Happy Family recently launched its first cookbook. Featuring 70 easy-to-follow recipes, the cookbook is the perfect companion to help you introduce your little ones to new flavors and textures before taste preferences set in and while they’re still willing to be adventurous. The coconut milk salmon with cauliflower and spinach and sweet potato and raisin pancakes were big hits in our home.
– Chicago Parent
“It's a wonderful resource for making baby food at home, and with more than seventy easy-to-prepare recipes made with all-natural ingredients, the Happy Family Organic Superfoods Cookbook offers a fresh, nutritious, and accessible approach that is really helpful. Even better, the recipes are packed with nutrient-rich superfoods that are easy to find at the grocery store (think quinoa, chia, and kale for babies; strawberry-beet pudding with coconut milk and chia for toddlers).”