This week our sweet little Harry turns one.
I still can’t quite believe we are celebrating his first birthday. It seems like only yesterday I was cradling the sweetest smelling cuddly snuggly newborn baby boy on my chest, beaming with pride wondering what I did to deserve such a divine little fella. And now my bright bubbly blonde boy is racing around the house giving his big sister a run for her money. Time truly does fly.
This weekend we are throwing our big birthday boy a special little party to celebrate. Along with the usual decorations, family and friends there is going to be a lot of delicious (a.k.a sugar laden) food including a Peter Rabbit inspired birthday cake. So with the sugar onslaught set to begin I decided to balance the food scales a little today and put together this super simple everyday salad with hasselback sweet potatoes for supper.
This salad couldn’t be simpler to prepare. Just cover a serving dish in a layer of fresh greens (today I used baby spinach, rocket and mint leaves) and adorn row-by-row with your favourite salad ingredients. After a dig around the refrigerator this afternoon I decided to use capsicum, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, carrot, avocado, corn and some delicious garlic and herb scented feta. The results were a fresh, crunchy, delicious salad full of all of the good stuff.
The hasselback potatoes are an old family favourite of mine. The slits along the sweet potato help the orange hued vege roast to gorgeous golden perfection and add a lovely crunch to each deliciously creamy bite of sweet potato. If you haven’t tried sweet potato like this you must give it a go! The kids love it!
In terms of baby led weaning, this salad and sweet potato are perfect for the little ones! Just be sure to slice your salad ingredients into long thin pieces so that blw beginners can easily grab the goodness and once your little one has mastered their pincer grip they’ll have no issues with the smaller pieces (corn, cherry tomatoes). When serving the sweet potato, simply slice them up into smaller pieces to they’re easily picked up.
To create your own bright and fresh everyday salad and hasselback sweet potatoes simply…