Monday, July 11th, 2011
Best for Babies 10+ Months
We’re normally very healthy eaters but I let Mason indulge this weekend in celebration of our friend Otto’s brief return to the States from Australia. On Saturday Bug enjoyed a brunch of buttery grilled cheese and an old-fashioned, cinnamon sugar-sprinkled cake doughnut at the buzz-worthy M Wells. (He also ate feta cheese and kalamata olives from my octopus salad.) On Sunday it was blisteringly hot so we popped into a local ice cream parlor for Mason’s first taste of ice cream — vanilla! — on our way to a play date in the park . For dinner we dropped by another local favorite, Cafe Henri, where Bug noshed on bits of burger, French fries, chunks of bread dipped in Gazpacho, and buttery rice with carrot and scallion. Mason only ate a few bites of each thing, and he still got plenty of lean protein, fruits, and veggies at home, but it was fun to splurge a bit with him while we were out and watch him enjoy all the new flavors and textures.
Of all the food he tried, Mason’s fave was definitely the burger so I’m planning on making more burgers for him this summer. Instead of a basic beef burger like the one he enjoyed last night, I want to make burgers with healthier twists (think fruit salsas, veggie mix-ins, and ground turkey and veggies instead of beef all the time) but that are still super delish. Here are 6 recipes that I plan on trying. What are your fave burger ideas?
Lamb Burgers with Indian Spices and Yogurt-Mint Sauce (light on the spice)
First taste of ice cream — vanilla!