Monday, May 11

Asante Sana Squash Banana Wewe Nugu Mimi Apana

Ok it's really just spaghetti squash, but quoting Rafiki from the Lion King sounded more fun.

Nora seemed to enjoy spaghetti squash, but while easy, it did take a long time to make since it has to cook for an hour. It was my first time trying it too, and though I didn't hate it, for the cost ($2.33/lb!) it wasn't amazing and I don't think this will become a regular staple on the dinner menu.

But in case any loyal readers are dying to make this for their little one, here's our recipe.

Spaghetti Squash

Preheat oven to 400. Cut squash in half lengthwise and place seed-side down in a glass baking dish in about 1/4 inch of water. Bake 1 hour.

Let squash cool 10 to 15 minutes, then scoop and discard seeds. Scoop the remaining fleshy part of the squash out with a spoon. Depending on baby's age, you can chop into small bite sized pieces or puree.

If you reserve some for the adults to enjoy, add a couple tablespoons of butter and salt to taste. Since it doesn't have a lot of flavor, its a good "hidden veggie". Add it to soup or a casserole for additional fiber and calcium.

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