One important detail I love about the Montessori World is that in essence, it is a world made smaller for little people!
Everything becomes easier when portions, sizes, and even words are made smaller.
Mini plums for snacking.
I have found some great "mini" portions of certain foods that make all meals more of a joy!
Here are some examples.
An assortment of mini bagels to build sandwiches and snacks.
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Cream cheese, smoked salmon & capers.
Butter & cheese.
Peanut butter & banana.
Cream cheese, honey & raisins.
Tomato, onion & cheese.
Eggplant spread, roasted red pepper spread, avocado refried beans!
Mini Pasta Mexican Soup- A classic in my kitchen
Take half an onion and 4 large tomatoes. (2 cups pureed tomatoes) puree in a blender
Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a sauce pan.
Add 1 cup mini pasta.
Add tomato and onion puree.
Add 4 cups of vegetable broth or water.
Cook about 15 -20 minutes.
Maria Montessori stresses the importance of children's hands in the classroom and in real life. Getting children to be a part of the dinner process allows them to connect with the food they eat and allows them to be helpful and creative in the kitchen.
Here, the kids peel corn to help make the salsa for the Tilapia.
Tilapia with Corn & Fruit Salsa
Season fish with salt and pepper.
Cook fresh summer corn and remove kernels when cooked.
In a bowl combine, corn, raspberries, diced peach, diced cucumber, finely sliced basil and feta cheese.
Grill or pan fry fish. Serve with salsa.