Fudgelet Food, Part 6: Healthy Banana Bread Cookies

The Fudgelet is still figuring out what foods are his favorites. Apples are near the top of the list. Each time he sees an apple, sees the steamer I use for cooking them for him, or even sees some of the containers that often hold his cooked apples he gets super excited and starts clamoring for “apples, apples!”. Luckily, we live in an apple state. But, a boy cannot live on apples alone. Thankfully he eats a pretty good variety of food, so no worries about that. When he does an especially good job with a meal, I will sometimes let him have a treat. I’ve tried some of the “toddler cookies” from the store, but he doesn’t care for them that much. They tend to be really dry. He prefers his food to be moist. I discovered he even prefers gravy on his mashed potatoes, rather than eating them plain (even if they have seasoning added). Other times I give him a treat during snack time. Those treats I prefer to be healthy and filling. A string cheese, peanut butter on crackers, etc.

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Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips

During the many times that K and I eat tacos, or taco salads, we discovered that tortilla chips are extremely addicting. Sometimes we have some guacamole leftover, or maybe some salsa…either way, K started buying lots of tortilla chips. I am not saying that we will stop buying them, now that I have this recipe, but I will say that it can be nice for a day when I don’t feel like running to the store for chips, or if we have leftover tortillas (which happens occasionally). It can also be nice for a day when I want a healthier treat…yep. Sometimes I go for healthy, even if my title of “Fudging Ahead” doesn’t make you think that.

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Healthier Twice-Baked Potato

On Monday, I mentioned that I made chicken with a side dish. Well, here it is! I used to make a version of these potatoes back when I was a single cooker. It started in college when I would use Ranch seasoning with some sour cream and broccoli mixed in with the potatoes. They were an easy meatless dinner. I would eat one half for dinner, then save the other half for lunch the next day. When I had my own house, I would make them for myself, too. I don’t think I could convince K to eat these as a meal, and I didn’t have any of the ingredients I normally used. But, I decided to try something new. This filling was so good, that I didn’t care I couldn’t fit all of the filling in the potato halves–I just ate it with a spoon!

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Healthy Lobster Bisque

On Friday I referenced this recipe. Or, at least, I teased that there would be an awesome recipe to pair with those cheddar buttermilk biscuits. Hopefully lobster bisque was worth waiting for; especially a healthy one! I came across a recipe for Creamy Cauliflower Sauce from Pinch of Yum and it was perfect timing after we had just eaten a soup at a restaurant which was basically this sauce. I told K I could make it for him. He also requested a bisque. He did not care what kind, but said he wanted seafood in it. I did a little research to see what was involved for a bisque. There were lots of recipes that used cooked lobster meat, and I am sure they are fine, but if I am going to make a bisque, I wanted to do it fully. Lobster popped in my mind because of my goals, and I know that lobster is actually good for you.

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