THIS POST WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED ON NAPTIME DIARIES. ENJOY!
When it comes to feeding kids I SO thought I had it in the bag. I mean I’m a food blogger, I love fresh ingredients, and there are only a handful of things that I really do not enjoy eating (water chestnuts – how I loathe them!). I figured it only made sense that I would bear forth sweet babies who would be pulling at my shorts and begging for roasted brussels sprouts, fresh carrots, or perhaps a smattering of matchstick bell peppers and hummus for a snack.
Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that my darling boy would only ever ask for NutriGrain bars for every meal. EVERY MEAL. For the love…
So now I’m a food blogger who moonlights as a short-order cook for a 2-year-old. I know that’s frowned upon, but the reality is he’s got to eat sometime. And we are gradually making changes as his taste for different food improves, so the way I see it I have a fun little adventure ahead. The first favorite for my guy? These sweet potato and chickpea burgers! They are SO flavorful, completely vegan, gluten-free and great even sans bun.
Don’t be afraid or the long-ish ingredient list though – it’s just a little veggie chopping and then you let your food processor do the rest. I also usually make my beans/legumes from scratch using dried beans, but do what you have to do. I always love a good canned bean too 😉