On my plate – Vegetable Hot Pot

In the life of every parent comes the moment when you decide to start feeding your child the same food you eat on a day to day basis.

In my life, this was a moment of truth.
I looked at what I had been eating for the last few weeks and suddenly realized that it had been neither wholesome nor nutritious and for sure not the kind of food I would want Little Bean to have.

And if your diet is that bad you wouldn’t want your child to eat that way, you´d better make some changes!

Nutritious, quick and suitable for children was my mission, and being that talkative person I am, I decided to take you with me and share some recipes.

Greens for Spring

First one on the menu: A Vegetable Hot Pot.

Please keep in mind: I don’t believe in following a strict diet. Neither do I do Low-Carb, cut out dairy completely, feel the need to eat gluten-free nor do I count calories. 
I am a part-time pescetarian due to the fact that most of the meat we get is full of antibiotics and that the animals suffer to keep up with the obscene amount of meat the western world consumes everyday. Part-time because my husband is a hunter, and I gladly eat the meat he brings home, for I know the game he gets me roamed the woods freely and wasn’t fed growth-inducing hormones.
Feel free to adapt the recipes to your own dietary needs and preferences.

When I grew up, my mother claimed I wouldn’t eat anything green. Of course that was a major exaggeration, but I was kind of picky with my vegetables.
One thing that I always loved though was sweet corn, so it was an obvious first choice as the main player in my Vegetable Hot Pot.

The ingredients:
– Sweet Corn
– Peas
– Green Beans
– Potatoes
– Feta Cheese
– Vegetable Broth
There are no indications of quantity as I usually just eyeball everything, but if you need reference, two big potatoes for any adult and two handful of each vegetable along with one 250 g feta cheese will get you some leftovers.

Delicious!

How to:
1. Peel and cut the potatoes
2. Boil the potatoes in the vegetable broth
3. About five minutes before the potatoes are done add the sweet corn, peas and beans
4. Another five minutes later (longer when the vegetables are still frozen) add the cut up feta cheese.
5. The cheese will melt and form a creamy, cheesy sauce with the not evaporated Vegetable Broth.

I usually make a big pot of this and take the leftovers to work the next day, as it tastes extra delicious heated up.
This recipe is gluten-free, contains no processed food but contains dairy/lactose.

If you serve this to small children, make sure you mush the peas and sweet corn so they don’t choke on them!

Little Bean loves it, I enjoy the fact that except from peeling the potatoes there is absolutely no preparation necessary and the cheesy flavor makes it the perfect comfort food when it is rainy and grey outside without being to heavy.
Ticks all my boxes!

What are your go-to healthy recipes?
And what is your favorite vegetable?

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  • Kat Horrocks

    This looks delicious! I am vegetarian so this recipe is great for me 🙂

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  • The Beauty Highlights

    Thanks for sharing this looks amazing.

  • This sounds really tasty, I will have to try it! I am always on the lookout for healthy recipes!

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  • Looks great and super healthy! I LOVE avocado a ton.

    XO Naomi in Wonderland

  • So heeeeeeeeeaaaalthy 🙂 Looks good.

  • I think I'm a bigger fan of you now, Linda! You had me nodding my head in agreement while reading the 'Please keep in mind:' part. I'm the same but we do eat lots of meat but these days I have been trying to cook more fish with cod, salmon and tilapia as our favourites. I try to make our food healthier by incorporating more vegetables too and by making everything from scratch instead of using store bought.

    This looks super healthy and definitely something that my family would thoroughly enjoy too.

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  • Swati Sharma

    I am not very fond of vegetables…..but this bowl looks yummy….

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  • Great recipe! Going to try it but tweak it as I'm intolerant to dairy/lactose!

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  • Maireem Maneje

    This sure looks tasty 🙂 My favorite veggie has to be broccoli 🙂 love eating those little trees. Makes me feel like a giant 😛

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  • Haha, I never thought of it that way! But I like broccoli, too. Usually I serve it with salmon and some rice, but I love the gratin, too. What is your favorite way?

  • Well there is lactose free cheese you could use. Or take Lactase.

  • Not fond of vegetables? How do you get your greens? Do you juice/drink smoothies?

  • My husband eats a lot of meat, too, and I didn't raise Little Bean vegetarian, so please feel free to shares some of your homemade healthy dishes to inspire me.
    I must admit your "Pulled Pork Sandwich" had me drooling…

  • And tastes even better!

  • Ah, Avocado. I like that one a lot, too, but usually spread it on toast. How do you serve it?

  • Tweet me a picture if you do. The great thing is: It doesn't taste "healthy" in the way you would expect a vegetable hot pot to taste. The cheese adds just the right amount of creaminess.

  • You are welcome. What is your favorite vegetable dish?

  • Let me know if you give it a go! Any vegetarian dishes you advise me trying?

  • Looks good – my little girl is soooo fussy. We're always trying to sneak veg in to her meals 🙂
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  • Corinne C

    I love meals like this! A massive plate of veggies to fill you up and get loads of goodness 🙂

    Corinne x
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  • That looks so healthy and yummy!

    Nati xx
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  • yum !! I love vegs so I would love that dish 🙂

    xx

  • Me too. I don't like to limit my portion size, so I have to make sure I am eating plenty of the right things.

  • I really like it. What is your favorite vegetable?

  • I thought about adding some red bell pepper to make it even more colorful, but that disturbs the taste.

  • It makes almost no effort and is done very quickly.

  • Thanks for sharing such a great recipe with us!

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  • Love it!

  • You are welcome. Are you a vegetable fan?

  • Glad you like it.

  • I don't really have a favorite one (:

  • So you like every vegetable? You mum must have been very proud of you! My daughter is the same, at least right now.

  • Oh, how old is she? My daughter is eating literally everything at the moment, but she is only 14 months, so I guess this is about to change some day.

  • idu

    Great recipe. I will try it this week. I love sweet corn. Thanks for sharing. http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

  • She's three and half! Once she discovered she could say No, we were in trouble 🙂

  • Kat Horrocks

    We LOVE Italian pasta dishes and Mexican in our house. We make chunky vegetable pasta sauces with sautéed courgettes, peppers, etc. and we also love homemade guacamole/salsa with refried beans in tortillas 🙂

  • Sounds great!

  • This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing

    x,Abril

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  • templeofbeauty

    This looks delicious and easy to make. Thanks for the tip 🙂

    xx Z&G

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  • You are welcome. How do you get your vegetables on a day to day basis?

  • Thank you for stopping by.

  • That sounds amazing. I'd definitely eat that (just without the cheese), I'll have to try making it.
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  • Are you going vegan or just dairy-free? I guess you´d need an alternative to get the creaminess on if you´d skip the cheese.

  • Neither, I'm just not a big fan of cheese.
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  • My husband dislikes cheese, too, but he eats this one.