Perfect first sandwich for babies and toddlers. Use any filling you like from soft bananas or jelly for babies to ham and cheese for toddlers. This is for babies who have teeth and can hold, bite and chew semi-soft bread products without any problem.
DUE TO THE "COMMENT" ON THE RATING SECTION, I THOUGHT IT BEST THAT I POINT OUT THAT THE GROUND BEEF IS LEAN GROUND BEEF, OR GROUND TURKEY CAN BE USED IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE FAT CONTENT. I ALSO THINK THERE MAY BE AN ERROR IN THE COMPUTATION OF THE NUTRITIONAL DATA. i usually feed my toddler strictly fish and veggies but wanted to add a bit of meat to her diet for once and a while. small meatballs with just enough sweet taste for a toddler and just the right size for those that are too independent to be fed and get frustrated with forks and spoons. you can also add a dipping sauce on the side. i use all organic ingredients for these and i never really measure so use your best judgement; i am just a beginner cook and i am sure you can improve these vastly!!!!! i also froze them and they were just as good when i cooked them up.
This is not haute cuisine! A modified Southern Living recipe, I came up with this for the baby and am posting so I can find it easily next time. The sauce is pretty sweet. Can sneak in shredded carrots. I freeze leftovers in individual baby portions.
Tip for oatmeal: make it in the crock pot overnight! It comes out very creamy from the slow cooking, and I love being able to get up and have that hot steamy bowl right away without having to do anything at all. You do have to clean up the crock pot, but you can make a large quantity and refrigerate the leftovers to be heated in the microwave for the next several days. I use two cups of oatmeal at a time, which is enough for four breakfasts (for me, anyway; probably more for people who don't have huge bowls like I do).