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Beaba’s Green Beans and Peach Weaning Recipe

This recipe from Beaba’s Your Baby’s First Food cookbook is ideal for babies aged from 6-months; after you’ve tried them with green beans and peaches on their own.   Ingredients: 1 handful of green beans 1 peach Method: Trim the green beans, wash them and drain. Peel the peach, remove the pit, and cut the…

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Annabel Karmel’s Baby Chicken and Pea Carbonara

Suitable for 9 months onwards Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 50g small pasta shapes 25g peas 2 tablespoons of full fat milk 1 medium British Lion egg yolk 15g Parmesan cheese, grated 25g cooked chicken, diced 15g ripe avocado, diced Method: Cook the pasta in boiling water according to the packet…

Lentil, Carrot and Flat Leaf Parsley Purée 

This is a thick purée that is ideal for spreading on toast or for coating large pieces of cooked pasta with for finger food. Ingredients: 3 rounded tablespoons of dried red lentils. 1 carrot A few sprigs of flat leaf parsley. 3 tablespoons of formula or breast milk Method: Place the lentils in a small…

The Happy Food Kitchen Company’s Kale, Pear and Carrot Purée 

Ingredients: 2 ripe pears 1 carrot 1 handful of kale leaves 3 tablespoons of breast or formula milk Method: Peel the carrot and pears and chop into large pieces. Add some water to a steamer and place the carrots and pears onto the bottom of the steamer and place the kale on the top. Steam…

The Happy Food Kitchen Company’s Apple and Blackberry Oats

Ingredients:  3 apples, 4. Blackberries, 1 tablespoon of oats, 2 tablespoons of breast ribbon formula milk. Method: Peel, core and slice the apples and place in a saucepan with the water, bring this to the boil, reduce the heat add the blackberries and cook for approximately 10 minutes or until soft. Remove the fruit from…

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Piccolo’s Apple and Apricot Muffins

Recipe by Alice Fotheringham, specialist in infant nutrition and Head of Recipe Development at Piccolo.  These deliciously moreish apple and apricot muffins are quick to make and ideal for snacks, in the lunchbox or tied up with a ribbon as a present. We have used our Piccolo Apple & Apricot puree in these, but you…

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Piccolo’s Apple and Raspberry (with Soaked Oats)

Juicy pink apples combined with the sharp sweetness of our raspberries, and mixed with wholegrain oats to make a smooth, thick puree, perfect as a snack or for breakfast. Make a big batch and mix up the berries and store in the fridge for all the family. For adults top with toasted seeds or ground…

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Piccolo’s Sweet Potato Beef Ragu (made with a carrot sauce)

This beef stew is made using a rich sweet potato and carrot sauce and slow cooked beef. Perfect for all the family, make double portions to feed a family of four. This also freezes brilliantly. Tip: The longer you cook this dish, the more the flavour will intensify and you will get a more tender…

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Annabel Karmel’s Chicken Tikka Masala

Suitable from 12 months +   There’s no reason why the whole family shouldn’t join in on curry nights – my Chicken Tikka Masala is a must-try with just the right amount of mild spice and flavour.   Prep: 15 minutes (excludes marinating time) Cook: 45 minutes Makes: 4 portions   Marinade 6 tbsp natural…

Hidden Vegetable Bolognese

Annabel Karmel’s Hidden Vegetable Bolognese

Suitable from 12 months +   Re-fuel after a busy day with my super-tasty Bolognese recipe which is packed full of those all-important veggies.  A great way towards their 5-a-day and those fussy veggie detectives will be none the wiser!   Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 35-40 minutes Makes: 4 portions   Ingredients 1 tbsp olive…

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Annabel Karmel’s Mini Fish Pies

Suitable from 9 months   Oily fish like salmon is packed full of omega-3 which is vital for your child’s brain development. Serve in individual ramekins or bowls – children love the idea of having their own special individual meal.   Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 25 minutes Makes: 6 small fish pies Suitable for freezing…

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5 BANANA BABY LED WEANING IDEAS YOU’D NEVER THOUGHT OF

One of the staple foods in this house throughout the weaning phase, and beyond, is banana. Banana is a brilliant source of vitamins and minerals, especially potassium. Potassium helps muscles work including the muscles that control heartbeats and breathing. So they does so here are my top five ideas of banana-based foods, perfect for baby…

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Create Your Own – Porridge Cakes by Lee Bishop, mum of two

Ingredients: 450g  porridge oats 570ml whole fat milk   Optional Items: Frozen raspberries Pinch of cinnamon Grated Apple Raisins Mashed Banana Any fruit puree (just don’t add too much to make the mixture too wet)   Method: Pre-heat the oven to 180* Mix the oats and milk and ensure all the oats are well covered.…

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Quick and Easy Salmon Parcels by Sarah Williams, mum of four

Prep time: 10 mins Cooking time: 20 – 25 mins Ingredients 1 x pack of Ready to Roll Puff Pastry 350g Boneless Salmon Fillet cut into small cubes 1 x beaten egg Method Preheat the oven to 220 degrees. Lay the pastry flat, place a cube of salmon on the pastry and cut around the salmon leaving a 2…

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Packed with Veg Spaghetti Bolognese by Sarah Williams, mum of four

  Prep time: 10 mins Cooking time: 1 hour Serves 4   Ingredients Olive oil 1 x onion finely chopped 3 x cloves of garlic crushed Large handful of fresh rosemary finely chopped 3 x rashers of streaky bacon or pancetta sliced 1 cm pieces 1 x carrot finely chopped 1 x celery stick finely chopped 500g…

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Mushroom and Spinach Puree by Pocketnannies

This recipe is great to use once weaning is established by using it as a way to pack out a main meal. Ingredients: 5 mushrooms, peeled and sliced thinly 1/4 packet spinach Butter Method: Gently fry the mushroom slices in butter remembering not to bash them about too much but flipping them over once until…

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Broccoli, Pea and Mint Puree by Pocketnannies

Once you’ve introduced first tastes and moved onto stage 2 of weaning we’d recommend adding some subtle flavours to the food you give your little one. This could accompany a meat/fish puree if it’s not enough by itself. Ingredients 5 broccoli florets A large handful of peas 2-4 mint leaves, depending on size Method Steam…

Banana muffins with blueberry weaning week recipe

Banana and Blueberry Muffins by Happy Tums

Naturally sweet and packed with fibre these dairy and egg free muffins are a great snack that can be kept in the freezer. Ingredients Approx. 350g overripe bananas (around 3 large bananas) 55ml vegetable oil such as rapeseed 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 tbsp cider vinegar 1 tbsp non-dairy milk 210g plain wholemeal flour…

Ratatouille weaning week recipe

Ratatouille by Nanny Joyce from the Grandparent Hub

Ingredients Dash of olive oil Half an onion Small courgette 1 small pepper Half tin of chopped tomatoes   Method Fry off the onion in the olive oil until it’s tender Cut up the vegetables into small chunks and remove any seeds Pop these into a pan and cook for 5 mins Then add the…

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Sweet Potato and Apple Puree by Nanny Joyce from the Grandparent Hub

  Ingredients 1 Sweet potato 1 dessert apple Around 200ml of breast milk or formula   Method Cut and peel both the sweet potato and apple. Place them into a small pan with most of the milk or water. Leave some to one side. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat to simmer until…

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Rice and Banana – by Nanny Joyce from the Grandparent Hub

Ingredients 1 tbsp of baby rice 3 tbsp of formula or breast milk 1 quarter of a large banana   Make up the baby rice first by putting the powder into a bowl and then mixing in the warmed milk Then add in the banana sliced so that’s it’s easier to mash. Mash with a…

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Chicken and Apple Balls – By leading children’s cookery author Annabel Karmel

My signature Chicken and Apple Balls recipe is where it all began and helped encourage my fussy eating son to eat chicken for the first time. This finger food recipe is perfect for baby-led weaning, and, if you make up a batch, you can freeze them in preparation for those busy days.   Prep: 20…

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Sweet Potato with Broccoli and Peas – by leading children’s cookery author Annabel Karmel

When introducing a new bitter flavour it is always worth combining it with one you know your baby already likes or is comfortable with. It’s amazing how a bit of sweet potato can transform an opinion on broccoli!   Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 10 minutes Makes: 3 portions Suitable for freezing   Ingredients 1 small…

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Salmon with Carrots, Cheese and Tomatoes by leading children’s cookery author Annabel Karmel

Fish in your baby’s diet is so important. We know that the healthy fats contained in fish encourage growth as well as the development of your baby’s brain, nervous system and vision. Oily fish such as salmon or mackerel is a great source of Omega 3 fats. Try mixing fish with stronger tastes such as…

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Easy One Pot Chicken – By Leading Children’s Cookery Author Annabel Karmel

Chicken is great as it’s so versatile, plus it is also packed with protein and vitamin B12 to help babies grow.  As with this recipe, you can combine it with sweet root vegetables, such as carrot or sweet potato to give it a smooth texture, or add fruit such as apple to give it a…

Peach, Apple & Strawberry

Peach, Apple and Strawberry – by leading children’s cookery author Annabel Karmel

This is such a simple (and tasty!) recipe– you’re sure to get your weaning journey off to a flying start with this tempting trio of fruits. Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 7 minutes Makes: 2 portions Suitable for freezing   Ingredients 1 large apple, peeled, cored and chopped 1 large peach, peeled, stoned and chopped 75g…

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Banana and egg pancakes by the Grandparent Hub

These are great as a snack or for breakfast. Ingredients 2 eggs 1 over ripe banana a little coconut oil   Mix two eggs and one over ripe banana until it has formed a smooth batter then fry in a small amount of coconut oil in little pancakes. Many thanks to the Grandparent Hub for…

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Red Lentil Bake by the Grandparent Hub

Lentils and sweet potato are a great combination and make for a healthy meal.  This recipe is simple to make. Ingredients Red lentils Low salt chicken or vegetable stock sweet potato (optional) handful of grated cheese Method Cook red lentils in low salt chicken or vegetable stock along with sweet potato in a saucepan for…

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Baked Sea Bass with Peas by The Grandparent Hub

Sea bass is a great healthy fish to use for all the family. Sea bass is very soft which lends itself really well to weaning.  We would recommend this for 12 months plus and be careful to remove all the bones and mash it up Ingredients 1 x Sea Bass fillet Peas – mashed slightly low…

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