Recipes

My goodness, it can be tricky to find amazing recipes for all ages under one roof!

During my career, I have fed babies and children and with many requirements and kept their little tummies happy as can be!

Get ready to have it all covered with some amazing recipes and snacks for your little ones, wahoo!

 

 

Weaning

 

During this exciting little time, there can be so much to consider and stress over!! What can my baby eat? What is best to start with? What shouldn’t he eat? It’s no wonder parents need a little extra support during this time! 

Typically, you can start weaning your little chicken any time between 4 and 12 months. Normally after 12 months, baby’s become more interested in solid foods since by this age they begin to develop some teeth!

My honest advice is not to be afraid of trying new things! There may be one or two flavours your baby seems interested in for a while they may develop a taste for something new! Whichever food your baby is loving, here are a few amazing recipes that I have found are natural, healthy, delicious and fun!

 

Banana and avocado puree!

 

Anything soft and with simple flavours during this time is a winner. Babies with fewer teeth enjoy soft easy to swallow foods and it means they are less at risk of choking! If your little one is slightly older with more teeth to chew perhaps pop this on some toast for a more hearty meal! 

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Ingredients 

 

  • Half a ripe banana
  • Half a ripe avocado
  • Yoghurt (optional) for an extra protein boost

 

Method

 

1- Half the avocado, remove the stone and pop in baby’s bowl

2- Half the banana and add to the avocado 

3- Mash together into a creamy puree or you can keep some chunks depending on your baby’s development! 

4- Add the yoghurt (if using) and Bon appetite! 

 

Health benefits 

  • Avocados are high in fibre which will aid your kiddos digestion
  • Nutrient-rich meal
  • Heart-healthy- as bananas are rich in magnesium
  • Great for vision- Avocados contain lutein and zeaxanthin, two phytochemicals which are tissues in the eyes which they aid the production of antioxidants to protect their little eyes against damage!
  • Rich in folate. Folate is known as folic acid which is essential for babies and a healthy pregnancy.
  • Full of potassium which is great for a healthy blood pressure.

 

 

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