Slow Cooker Winter Stew

If you are running short of time, you can put everything in the slow cooker without frying it first and simply switch it on to enjoy a warming stew at the end of the day. This recipe is suitable for freezing. Ingredients 1 onion, chopped 2 celery sticks, finely chopped 2 tbsp rapeseed oil 400g pumpkin 3 carrots, halved and cut intoContinue reading “Slow Cooker Winter Stew”

Fruity Pumpkin and Chicken Puree

This tasty seasonal puree is great for babies 6 months and older, packed full of protein, fibre and vitamin C. You can experiment with different vegetables to make different versions of this recipe, and for babies progressing with their textures you can skip the blending part and mash or chop instead. Makes: 8 portions SuitableContinue reading “Fruity Pumpkin and Chicken Puree”

Salmon Balls with Avocado and Tomato Dip

Suitable from 9 months Makes 8 servings Preparation time approximately 45 minutes Ingredients Salmon balls •250g potato or sweet potato cut into cubes •400g tinned or fresh cooked salmon •1 tbsp of lemon juice •1 tbsp dill, finely chopped •100g breadcrumbs •1 tbsp mayonnaise •¼ teaspoon garlic granules •3 spring onions chopped •Olive oil cookingContinue reading “Salmon Balls with Avocado and Tomato Dip”

Tuna Pesto Pasta

Suitable from 10 months Makes 4-6 servings Preparation time approx 30 mins Ingredients •400g fusilli pasta •2 large handfuls fresh broccoli florets, bite size •1 tbsp olive oil •1 onion, finely chopped •3 large garlic cloves crushed • 2 large handfuls cherry tomatoes , halved •140g pesto •1 tin of tuna in spring water, drained •Parmesan cheese Preparation Cook the pasta accordingContinue reading “Tuna Pesto Pasta”

Vitamin D: The sunshine hormone

Did you know? Vitamin D is actually a hormone which is produced by the body when sunlight hits the skin. Another lockdown means mostly staying indoors again, and with the colder darker months upon us, our doses of sunshine are looking limited (even a flight for a week in the sun results in quarantine!). ChildrenContinue reading “Vitamin D: The sunshine hormone”