Why do babies refuse to eat?

Whether you’re baby is newborn and you are just browsing information, or whether you are starting to think about weaning your baby and you want to know how to get it right, or if you have already run into difficulties with the weaning stage you are likely to find this blog useful. So I hopeContinue reading “Why do babies refuse to eat?”

Roasted Pumpkin Wedges

This recipe makes a great lunchtime snack on its own, or can be served as a side dish alongside roast chicken/fish. You can also chop up the wedges and add to salads, stir frys or soups. The skin can be quite tough so I would suggest peeling this off for little ones, but it givesContinue reading “Roasted Pumpkin Wedges”

Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup

Try this warming Halloween themed soup great for babies and all of the family.  Makes: 4 portions Suitable for freezing  Ingredients For the soup: 2 tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, chopped ½ tsp ginger, grated 200g peeled pumpkin, diced 150g peeled sweet potato, diced  450ml unsalted chicken stock  For the croutons: 2 slices ofContinue reading “Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup”

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”

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”

Weaning Tips: Introducing Nuts

Early introduction of peanuts is thought to help the immune system tolerate peanut proteins. Nuts should be incorporated into an infant’s diet from 6 months of age to prevent sensitivity and maintain tolerance. Research suggests that introducing peanuts between 6-12 months of age can reduce peanut allergy in high risk infants e.g. those with significantContinue reading “Weaning Tips: Introducing Nuts”

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”