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Curried Cauliflower Bowl with Creamy Curry Sauce

So it all started when I was born… I remember those days well. JK – did I get you?! I HATE recipe pages that start with stories from childhood!! Anyone else just scroll past? Yup me too. So I’m gonna get right to it and share this killer recipe that I made the other night which has NOTHING to do with my childhood because I don’t think I ate a curry dish until I was 23 years old lol.

Ingredients:

  • 1 head cauliflower, roughly chopped and rinsed
  • 1.5 cups shelled edamame beans (I used frozen)
  • 1.5 cups cooked rice (I used the ancient grain mix from costco that cooks in 10 min)
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil (or melted coconut oil)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream + 2 Tbsp whole milk (I wanted to use tahini + water but didn’t have it on hand so I used sour cream + milk)
  • 2 Tbsp curry spice (mine is mild)
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp tumeric
  • 1/2 tsp cayanne
  • S&P
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice

Directions:

Preheat airfryer OR oven to 400 degrees. Mix half of all the spices in with avocado oil and pour over cut cauliflower, toss until mixed. Air fry for 7-8 min, toss then air fry again for 3-4 min (at 400 degrees, I did mine in 2 batches so it cooked evenly. You can also roast in the oven at 400 degrees for 15 min, stir and then again for 5-7 min until crisp).

Meanwhile while cauliflower is cooking steam or microwave edamame beans and once cooked add a pinch of salt and set aside. Finally mix the other half of the spices plus lemon juice with sour cream and milk (or tahini and water) and let sit. Once all components are cooked layer them into a bowl. I layered the rice first, then spread the edamame beans and cauliflower and topped with the sauce. This meal is excellent served deconstructed for little ones with the sauce as a dip.

I absolutely LOVED this dish and next time will go heavier on the spices and likely use potatoes as well cooked alongside the cauliflower to get crispy and spiced too. This dish took me about 15-20 minutes total and will likely become a staple in our home because it’s using ingredients we almost always have on hand.

Sleep and nutrition

Did you know that sleep and nutrition are linked? I give you my top 5 ways nutrition can impact your little ones sleep and how you can help them nutritionally so that they may be able to sleep better.

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All about communication with Carly and Katie from Wee Talkers

I got to chat with Carly and Katie from Wee Talkers about how they help parents increase their kids language skills. We talk about so many ways to help your toddler or baby communicate, including sign language and how to comment vs asking your toddler questions. This is such a good episode full of insightful tips for those of us with kids under 5 years old.

You can follow them on Instagram @weetalkers. If you are interested in their Toddler Talk course, their Baby Talk course or their Songs & Stories be sure to use my discount code “ALYSSA.” They also talked about their free toddler milestone checklist, a sign language blog post and an early intervention blog post.

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Table Talk Community

Did you know that I created a community for Table Talk grads? I wanted there to be a place for you to get your questions answered and a place for you to get encouraged and to encourage other parents going through picky eating as well. This episode is a sneak peek of what you will get if you join this community!

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LQ: What to do when they are hungry 15 minutes later

Today’s podcast is a listener question! I give you tips and ideas on how to help your little one know when they are hungry and full. As well as what to say to them if they are asking for more and the time to eat has past.

I also talk about podcast from a while ago on the division of responsibility, click here to listen!

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Head over to my Instagram account @nutrition.for.littles where I drop almost daily content helping you change the mealtime environment in your home (make sure to watch my stories where I teach and explain in more detail!)

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Back to school meal planning

Do you struggle with the transition of the kids going back to school and still getting dinner on the table? I share some tips on how to get started in this transition period as well as ideas on how to make planning dinners more manageable.

Looking to change up your menu? Look no further click here to learn more about the REVAMP system and how you can make small changes to your menu!

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Head over to my Instagram account @nutrition.for.littles where I drop almost daily content helping you change the mealtime environment in your home (make sure to watch my stories where I teach and explain in more detail!)

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Carrot Salad

I made this quick and simple carrot salad for my family and they loved it! It is becoming a go-to side dish in our house so I served it at lunch today. Give it a try and let me know if it was a hit in your household!

Recipe:

1. Wash 6 big carrots (your little one will love to help scrub them with a veggie brush)

2. Use a peeler to peel all 6 carrots (if they are old enough, let your little one help peel)

3. In a bowl, mix about 1.5 Tbsp of Dijon mustard

4. Stir in 1 tsp of honey

5. Stir in 2 Tbsp of olive oil

6. Squeeze the juice of one lemon into the bowl and stir

7. Stir in the carrots, top with chopped fresh parsley (optional) and salt to taste

Enjoy!

P.S. Pictured with carrot salad is nan bread and honey Greek yogurt (1 tsp honey to 1 cup Greek yogurt), and wild rice. And as always, if your little one tends to reject flavors like mustard or honey, you can start will less and slowly increase the amount each time you serve the dish.

Readiness for lunchtime at school

I go over all the things that you can do to help your little one when it comes to eating their lunch at school. I give you ideas on what to practice at home beforehand so that when they get to lunch they are ready and can be successful! I also talk about food allergies, I partnered with @kirstrussell and we had a whole post on Instagram that talked about how to talk to your kids about food allergies at school.

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Have you tried Daily Harvest? I am loving their smoothies! Click here and use my code NUTRITIONFORLITTLES for 40% off!

If you haven’t yet make sure to subscribe to my other podcast The Mama Well yes I have two!

Loving the podcast but looking for more?

Head over to my Instagram account @nutrition.for.littles where I drop almost daily content helping you change the mealtime environment in your home (make sure to watch my stories where I teach and explain in more detail!)

Hope this episode was helpful for you! If it was it would mean so much to me if you left a written review it only takes you a second but helps other mamas just like you!

Also if you liked this episode share it with your friends and family because it really does take a village to raise kids and it helps when your village is all on the same page!

Thanks for tuning in, until next week mamas!

Packing lunches

Are you tired of packing the same lunch for your kids? Or are you kids tired of the same foods in their lunchbox? I am giving you my top tips, trick and hacks to change up packing lunches for your kids!

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Looking to change up your menu? Look no further click here to learn more about the REVAMP system and how you can make small changes to your menu!

Click here to enroll in Safe Beginning’s online CPR course. Use code Alyssa20 for 20% off.

If you haven’t yet make sure to subscribe to my other podcast The Mama Well yes I have two!

Loving the podcast but looking for more?

Head over to my Instagram account @nutrition.for.littles where I drop almost daily content helping you change the mealtime environment in your home (make sure to watch my stories where I teach and explain in more detail!)

Hope this episode was helpful for you! If it was it would mean so much to me if you left a written review it only takes you a second but helps other mamas just like you!

Also if you liked this episode share it with your friends and family because it really does take a village to raise kids and it helps when your village is all on the same page!

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How to Food Chain with Strawberries

Is your little one not too wild about strawberries but loves blueberries? Try food chaining!

Food chaining strawberries is easiest coming from another berry. Think through is there a berry your little one will already accept? Try cutting the strawberry up to be a similar size to that other berry. Then try mixing a small amount of those cut-up strawberries with the berry your little one already accepts.

It’s ok if they pick out the strawberries. Continue to slowly increase how many strawberries are mixed in each time you serve it. Sometimes using a bridge can be helpful too like yogurt, whipped cream, or peanut butter (strawberries + PB are the new banana + PB, trust me!)

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Cooking meals with Chef Claire Tansey

Today I am talking with Chef Claire Tansey all about cooking and how it can be simple and tangible for busy parents. Claire gives you tips on how to uncomplicate dinner as well as her back pocket dinners. She also dives into cooking with kids and how she has started a class specifically for tweens to start getting confident in the kitchen.

Check out Claire’s website www.clairetansey.com or find her on Instagram @tanseyclaire. Here are her back pocket dinners that she has so graciously shared for just listening to this podcast! Also if you have a tween and are interested in her kids camp click here use code NFL20 at checkout for $20 off. If you want to sign up for her FREE De-Stress Dinner Challenge in September click here!

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If you haven’t yet make sure to subscribe to my other podcast The Mama Well yes I have two!

Loving the podcast but looking for more?

Head over to my Instagram account @nutrition.for.littles where I drop almost daily content helping you change the mealtime environment in your home (make sure to watch my stories where I teach and explain in more detail!)

Hope this episode was helpful for you! If it was it would mean so much to me if you left a written review it only takes you a second but helps other mamas just like you!

Also if you liked this episode share it with your friends and family because it really does take a village to raise kids and it helps when your village is all on the same page!

Thanks for tuning in, until next week mamas!