Nov 7, 2012

Dell Harper's Green Beans

Well, Baby Led Weaning is going swimmingly around these parts.  At Dell Harper's nine month appointment, her doctor was very pleased that she eats solely table food.  Ironic, since he was skeptical about baby led weaning at 6 months, yet wants her to be feeding herself by nine.  Hmmpph.

Anyway, based on her HUGE growth spurt, table food is treating her quite nicely.  She eats everything! 

A typical day is:

Toast fingers with jam (no sugar added), or Greek yogurt spread on top (1-2 pieces of whole wheat bread)
banana or blueberries

whole wheat penne with cheese and carrot or butternut squash or
baby mum mums spread with hummus, no salt added roasted turkey, and steamed broccoli and carrots

turkey meatballs
sweet potato wedges
green beans

Now, when I first tried steamed green beans with Dell Harper, she was unimpressed.  Then I doctored up those green beans with the following recipe, from that wonder Taste of the South Southern Suppers magazine that I keep telling y'all about.  The girl went crazy over the new green beans! She ate the whole darn batch.  I was proud as punch over my garlic loving green bean eating little chunk.

1 bag frozen green beans (thawed)
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons butter
salt and pepper to taste

Sauté the thawed green beans in a tablespoon of olive oil for about fifteen minutes until they are browned.
add the garlic, lemon juice, sugar and butter, and cook on medium heat stirring often until the garlic is browned and the butter is melted- about 5-6 minutes.

This is a great recipe for these winter months, when you have had it to here with broccoli, brussel sprouts, kale, and root vegetables.  Frozen green beans to the rescue!

Buddy is enjoying BLW as well.  Although yogurt is not his favorite.


  1. I find this post to be awesome. SS is also a turkey meatball kind of girl. Thanks for some new ideas!

  2. Never would I think of myself as one to check back to a blog all about feeding habits for DH. But I'm seriously obsessed! Her smiling face while dining just tickles me to death. My dear friend started Mom Made Foods. You have to try to find her turkey meatballs in the freezer aisle. Here is a link. Cheers to you all!


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