Easy King Prawn Taglietelle

This is a great dish for the whole family. Ensure it is prepared appropriately for your child’s weaning stage. The taglietelle is great as a finger food when cut into short strips, and the prawns can also be chopped up small and given as a finger food. Tip: you can use smaller prawns if youContinue reading “Easy King Prawn Taglietelle”

Pork with vegetable lentils

PREP TIME 5 MINS  COOK TIME 30 MINS SERVES 4-6 500g pork fillet, scored 4 times12 sprigs of fresh or 2 tsp of dried thymeBlack pepper125g puy lentils, rinsed, or a tin of cooked lentils drainedVegetable oil1 onion, finely chopped2 medium carrots, cut into small dice2 garlic cloves, crushed150ml chicken stock (1 chicken stock cubeContinue reading “Pork with vegetable lentils”

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”

One Pot Mexican Mince

Suitable from 12 months Makes 4-6 servings Preparation time approximately 40 minutes Ingredients •2 tbsp vegetable/ olive oil •1 large onion, finely chopped •2 garlic cloves, crushed •1 red pepper, finely chopped •1 green pepper, finely chopped •2 tsp smoked paprika •2 tsp dried oregano •1 tsp ground cumin •2 tbsp tomato puree •500g beefContinue reading “One Pot Mexican Mince”

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”

Raising children with healthy attitudes towards food

Our childhood experiences of food often shape our adult relationships with food, and more and more we are seeing children who have developed or are developing poor relationships with food. These may not always be obvious, or you may notice your child is fussy, over eats or under eats. Food relationships develop from a youngContinue reading “Raising children with healthy attitudes towards food”

Optimising Immunity

Good afternoon on this very snowy day. I hope everyone is keeping safe and well. With winter well under way bringing the usual colds and flu, and the current pandemic it has never been more important to keep our immunity to at it’s best. By ensuring our diets are rich in these nutrients, we canContinue reading “Optimising Immunity”

Fussy Eating

Worried about fussy eating? This is a common concern that I discuss with families. See below for my top tips: Avoid unpleasant mealtime Bribing, forcing, and pressure to eat can lead to unpleasant and anxious experiences around both familiar and new foods. If a child associates an unpleasant experience with a food or mealtime, thisContinue reading “Fussy Eating”