Mealtimes have become a little bit of a battle around here recently. A certain little man has decided to start asserting his independence in the form of rejecting my food.
Dinner time especially is quite the battle but it seems it’s mostly just for my benefit and he’s pretty good with Mum. His other food ‘thing’ is wanting everything that we have.
One morning Will was having baked beans and even though Ollie was happily eating his own breakfast, as soon as he spotted Will’s he insisted on it being shared. Since then, baked beans are a failsafe meal. Of course I’m too hard on myself to think opening a can can count as a meal so wanted to make my own homemade version.
I’m not a fan of baked beans (well not the canned version) but as soon as I had a mouthful of these, I was a convert. I was going to say they’d be perfect for meatless Monday but they do have bacon in them. I guess you could leave it out.
What was the verdict from my 19 month old food critic? Well he took one look at them, held the spoon to his mouth then returned the spoon to the bowl and pushed it away shaking his head. I tell you, that should be one challenge on Masterchef – make 5 meals that don’t get rejected by a toddler.
No one can say I didn’t at least try. I guess there will be one meal Ollie eats from a can.
I had one lot of beans for lunch the day I made them then divided the rest between holes of a muffin tin and froze them so they’re already portioned out. Perfect for an easy lunch or quick dinner, healthy and delicious. Enjoy.
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