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Saturday, January 21st 2012, 2:15pm


Currently on the 2ww and going a bit mad so I thought I'd kill some time productively. Here are some recipes that have gone round my toddler group and I have tried them all. They are for various ages but can be adapted. Portions depend on your baby's age, I started with the annabel karmel ice cube tray and then moved up in size.

From 5 months

Chicken and apple

1 chicken breast chopped

1 apple cored and diced

1 small sweet potato

4oz courgette

16 fl oz homemade or low sodium chicken stock

tiny pinch of cinnamon

1 - Peel and dice sweet potato

2 - Bring stock to boil in saucepan

Add chopped chicken, lower heat and simmer for 10 mins

Add sweet potato and apple and simmer 10 mins

Add chopped courgette, cook 5 mins until sweet potato is fork tender, add pinch of cinnamon

Puree or chop depending on childs age.

You can cool and freeze.

Chicken and Banana (This sounds odd but is really delicious and DS still eats this one)

1 chicken breast

1 small ripe banana mashed

4 fl oz coconut milk

1 - Split chicken breast in half lengthwise

2 - Stuff it with the mashed banana

3 - Place it in a small ovenproof dish and pour coconut milk over top

4 - Bake 180 oC for 30-40 mins till chicken is cooked

5- Chop or puree, can be frozen (I serve this with brown rice and some green veg)

Apricot chicken and sweet potato

1 tbsp sunflower oil

40g chopped onions

2 chicken thigh fillets or you can use chicken breast (approx 175g) trimmed and cut into pieces

200g sweet potato peeled and chopped

8 dried apricots chopped

400ml homemade or low sodium chicken stock

1 - Heat oil in pan and saute onion 4 mins until softened

2 - Add chunks of chicken and saute for 2 mins

3 - Add sweet potato and saute 1 min

4 - Add apricots and pour over stock

5 - Bring to boil , cover and simmer for about 15 mins or until tender

Puree or chop (can be frozen)

Tuscan chicken

1 chicken breast diced

1tbsp olive oil

1 tin chopped tomatoes

1 onion chopped

2oz butternut squash chopped

pinch dried basil and pinch dried oregano or pinch mixed herbs

1 - Heat oil and saute chick for 5 mins

2 - Add tin of tomatoes and simmer 10 mins

3 - Add the veg and herbs then cover and simmer for 15 mins

Puree or chop ( I serve this with pasta)

Can be frozen

Lovely Lentils

1oz butter

4oz leeks finely sliced

1oz celery chopped

1oz red pepper chopped

2oz red lentils rinsed

1 medium carrot chopped

250g sweet potato chopped

1 bay leaf

15fl oz veg stock or water

1 - Melt butter and saute leeks for 2/3 mins

2 - Add celery, red pepper and carrot and saute for 5 mins

3 - Add lentils, saute 1 min then add sweet potato and bay leaf and pour over stock

4 - Bring to boil then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 mins or until veg is tender

5 - Remove bay leaf and puree or leave as is

Can be frozen

7 Months

Salmon Puree

200g carrots sliced

125g salmon fillet skinned

60 ml fresh orange juice

40g grated cheddar

knob of butter

2tbsp milk

1- Put carrots into a saucepan, cover with water, bring to boil and cook over medium heat for 20 mins

2 - Meanwhile place samlon in suitable dish, pour over orange juice and scatter over the cheese. Cover with cling film leaving and air vent and microwave on high for about 2 mins or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Alternitively cover with foil and cook in the oven for 20 mins.

3 - Flake fish with a fork, drain the carrots, mix with the butter and milk and puree with the fish and its sauce

Can be frozen

Cod with Butternut squash

Can use cheddar instead of parmesan and plaice instead of cod

85g butternut squash peeled and cubed

15g butter

30 onion finely chopped

15g plain flour

150ml milk

50ml veg stock

100g fillet cod cut into chunks

30 cheese

1 - Steam the squash for 7 mins until tender

2 - Melt butter in saucepan and saute onion for 3/4 mins

3 - Stir in flour and cook for 1 min, gradually add mile and stock and bring to boil, simmer 1 min

4 - Add steamed squash and chunks of cod and cook for 3 mins, stir in cheese

Puree or chop (can be frozen)

Salmon with Broccoli and cheese sauce

75g salmon fillet skinned

small knob butter

50g broccoli florets

15g butter

15g plain flour

200ml milk

20g gruere cheese grated, 2 tbsp parmesan grated, 2 tbsp marscapone

1 - Put salmon in suitable dish and dot with butter

2- Cover with cling file, leaving an air vent and microwave for about 1 and a half mins

3 - Meanwhile steam broccoli for 4 mins

4 - To make cheese sauce, melt butter, stir in flour and cook for 1 min, gradually whisk in milk then continue to stir over a low heat for 3 mins till sauce thickens.

5 - Take off heat and stir in parmesan and gruere til melted then stir in marscapone

6 - Flake salmon and add to cheese sauce with broccoli

pureee or chop (can be frozen)

Tasty fish and sweet potato (6 months)

275g sweet potato chopped

150g plaice fillets

2tbsp milk

generous knob butter

2 ripe tomatoes skinned, deseeded and chopped

40g cheddar grated

1 - Steam sweet potato for 10 mins til tender

2 - Meanwhile score a cross in base of tomatoes and plunge into boiling water for 30 secs. Transfer to ice cold water and skins should peel off easily.

3 - Melt knob of butter into saucepan and saute tomatoes for 2 mins till mushy

4 - Remove from heat and stir in grated cheese

5 - Put plaice in a microwave dish, add the milk and dot with butter, cover leaving vent and cook for 1 and half mins. Drain cooked fish and flake and add to tomato and cheese sauce together with cooking liquid from fish. Add cooked sweet potato and mash together.

Can be frozen

Braised Beef

20g butter

1 leek washed and sliced

4oz braising steak cut into cubes

1tbsp flour

4oz button mushrooms sliced

10oz sweet potato peeled and chopped

250ml chicken stock

juice of 1 orange

1 - Melt butter in flameproof casserole and saute leek for 4 mins

2 - Roll meat in the flour, add to leek and saute til browned

3 - Add mushrooms and saute for 1 min

4 - Add sweet potato, stock and orange juice

5 - Bring to the boil and transfer to the oven 180 oc for 1 and a half hours or until the meat is tender

Puree (Red meat didn't agree with my DS until he was about 9 or 10 months, it gave him a really sore tummy so you might want to be careful with this one)

Hope you might enjoy some of these. By the way I know there's a million baby cook books out there but I have the Lorraine Kelly one, (it's called baby and toddler eating plan) it's quite old but has some really good recipes, I got mine from the library and then bought it on ebay as there was so much to try. Happy cooking x

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Saturday, January 21st 2012, 9:26pm

Thank you honey. Going to try the lentils asap.

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Monday, January 23rd 2012, 7:53pm

The Lentils one is fab, Freya just stuffed it down for her dinner with chicken and rice. :)

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6 x TX to date, inc 2 DIVF in Barcelona

One early loss, 04/09
Freya Grace arrived on 6/11/10 - Perfect at 6lb and 1/2 oz

Amazing natural :BFP: on 12/02/12
Poppy Ann arrived on 13/10/12 - Born at home weighing 6lb 12oz

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Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 9:58am

Thanks so much for sharing!
I'm running out of recipe ideas ^^