Mashed Banana

Mashed Bananas 1 Ripe Banana – Bananas do not need to be cooked Water, Formula or Breast Milk as needed Step 1: Peel and cut a ripe banana into small dices Step 2: Mash with a fork There should be no need to use a machine as bananas, just like avocados, will have a very soft […]

Carrot Purée

In the first few weeks of weaning make sure that the carrots are cooked for quite a long time, so that they are soft enough to puree to a smooth consistency  This method of cooking also works with any of the other root vegetables eg:  irish potatoes, sweet potato. Cooking times will differ depending on […]

Avocado & Banana Purée

Raw fruits are best since none of the nutrients are lost in cooking hence are ideal as one of babies first food. Its however advisable to only mix fruits that the baby already eats then you can combine two different fruits together when you make this recipe.  Prep 5 minutes Cook No Cook Ingredients • […]

Carrots and Sweet Potatoe Mash

Ingredients 1 medium carrot 1 sweet potato 1 heaped dessert spoon of tinned unsalted chickpeas/lentils 300ml water Method 1. Peel and chop the carrot and sweet potato 2. Add them to a large saucepan, along with the chickpeas or lentils and water 3. Bring it to the boil, then cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes […]

Chicken Noddles

Prep 10 minutes Cook 5 minutes Ingredients 150g  noodles 250ml chicken stock   3 tsp dark soy sauce 50 g garden peas 75g drained  sweet corn 100 g cooked chicken, shredded 1tsp corn flour                          1 spring onion, sliced Method Cook the noodles according to the packet instructions (or use pre-cooked noodles). Drain and set aside. Put […]

Potato, Carrot and Sweet Corn Purée

  For young babies,6-8months it is best to puree sweet corn through a grinder as it will be easier to digest and have a smoother texture. Prep 5 minutes Cook 26 minutes Makes 3 portions Ingredients 25g unsalted butter 50g onion, peeled and chopped 175g carrots, peeled and chopped 200g potatoes, peeled and chopped 250ml […]

Butternut Squash & Pear Purée

      Butternut squash, like pumpkin and sweet potato,  are ideal for baby food recipes.       It is easily digested, rarely causes allergies,       It is a good source of betacarotene and vitamins C and E. Babies like the naturally sweet taste, which combines well with vegetables like peas or broccoli and also goes well with […]

Fish, Broccoli and Fish Sauce

It’s important to include fish in a babies die from 8 months onward as it provides the baby with the essential fatty acids (omega) that are important  for brain development. Broccoli is also a good source of vitamins providing an excellent source of vitamin C and beta-carotene, the darker the florets, the higher the amount […]

First Apple Puree

Apples are ideal first fruits as they are easy to digest and unlikely to cause allergies. It’s a good idea to taste the fruit first yourself to make sure its naturally sweet. Apples provide a good source of Vitamin  Prep 3 minutes Cook 8 minutes Makes 4 portions Ingredients 2 sweet eating apples  4 to […]

Apple and pear crumble

(Serves four ) Ingredients 4 apples, peeled, cored and chopped 4 pears, peeled, cored and chopped 2 tbsp sultanas 50g walnut pieces 150g whole meal flour 100g olive oil spread 2 tbsp sugar 125g  mixture of oats, seeds and chopped nuts Method Preheat your oven to 200 degrees C. Place the apples and pear in […]