Take all the guesswork out of feeding your baby (and your kids) with Dr. Sonali Ruder’s Natural Baby Food cookbook. Full of recipes, including these fun & tasty Grilled Cheese Dippers with Creamy Tomato Sauce, this book is not just for parents with babies.
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Fun recipe alert! Grilled Cheese Dippers with Creamy Tomato Sauce
This take on everyone’s favorite cold-weather comfort food – Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese – is the perfect meal/snack for warmer months. I love a good bowl of tomato soup but not really when it’s hot outside.
However, this combo is still a great way to get in nutrients. Whole grain bread has filling fiber, cheese has satisfying protein, and tomatoes offer tons of antioxidants and nutrients.
Instead of having your tomatoes as soup, how about as a dip? It’s always fun to dip, right?
To top it all off this entire recipe has only 7 ingredients! Seven. That’s it.
My friend, Sonali, of The Foodie Physician is at it again with a new cookbook, and it’s as lovable, knowledgeable, and delectable as the Natural Pregnancy Cookbook. Natural Baby Food is the next step to getting nourishing food into your family’s life, and Sonali does a great job of giving you tips & tricks plus easy & approachable recipes.
This isn’t a bunch of mashed up baby foods that only your 9-month-old will eat. Yes, there are a few puree recipes in the cookbook, but there is so much more. Sonali eases you into the idea of “Becoming a Baby Food Chef” without any condescension or guilt-trips, and she breaks down when and how to feed your baby what.
What I like best is that the book is full of recipes that everyone can enjoy and is an excellent way to get your babies to grow up learning to eat all different types, textures, and cuisines. Natural Baby Food isn’t your chicken nugget, french fry, cookie filled cookbook but it’s not a apple-aloe-kale juice diet book either. It’s a happy medium of knowledgeable yet easy to digest information, delicious & nutritious yet easy & approachable recipes.
Similar to The Natural Pregnancy book, you don’t have to have babies or be pregnant to enjoy this cookbook. Strawberry and Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast, Zucchini Tots, Barbecue Cheddar Mini Meatloaves, and Apple Pie Quinoa Cookies all have my tummy rumbling. Next up, I’m making the Baby’s Chicken Curry (which isn’t just for babies)!
Take all the guesswork out of feeding your baby (and your kids) with Dr. Sonali Ruder’s Natural Baby Food cookbook.
These Grilled Cheese Dippers were a hit at our house. When I served these, everyone enjoyed them! They are fun to eat & who doesn’t love a good grilled cheese?!
We had them as a little appetizer but they’d be great for lunch or dinner. And if you have any leftover sauce, save it to serve over pasta for an easy meal!
Grilled Cheese Dippers with Creamy Tomato Sauce
What You'll Need:
- 1 can no salt added tomato sauce 8 ounce
- 2 TBSP cream cheese
- 1/4 tsp dried oregano
- 1/8 tsp garlic powder
- pinch of salt optional
- 8 slices whole grain bread
- 1 TBSP butter softened
- 4 ounces cheddar cheese
How to Make It:
Make the creamy tomato sauce:
Add the tomato sauce, cream cheese, oregano, garlic powder, and salt (if using) to a small saucepan. Heat over medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally until sauce is creamy & cream cheese is melted.
Make the grilled cheese:
Meanwhile, heat a griddle or large skillet over medium-high heat. Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread. Place the bread, butter side down, into the skillet. Top evenly with cheese. Top with the other slice of bread, butter side out.
Cook for 2-5 minutes per side, until cheese is melted and bread is golden brown & toasted.
Cut each grilled cheese into four slices and serve with creamy tomato sauce. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes*You can have the cheese in slices or shredded. Use one ounce of cheese per sandwich which is about 1 slice or 1/4 cup shredded.
*Based on the Grilled Cheese Dippers with Creamy Tomato Sauce from Natural Baby Food