Food for you and your baby

Following my post on weaning, I’ve very quickly written down some easy recipes you can try.

  • Fish Pie
    Very simply, get some fresh fish (pre packed fish pie mix is very handy). Chuck it in the bottom of an oven proof dish. Squeeze the juice of a lemon over it (adds seasoning without using salt). Peel some potatoes and cook up to make mash. I add a bit of lightly salted butter and milk to my mash. In the meantime make a white sauce (google knows how), add some grated cheese to taste (adds flavour without adding salt). Pour the sauce over the fish. Sprinkle a load of frozen peas over it then pile on the mash like you do on a Shepherds pie (add grated cheese to the top if you like) and cook for 35 mins in a medium oven.
  • Here are couple of the things I make with left over roast chicken

  • Chicken, Spinach and Macaroni cheese (everyone can eat it and its yummy).
    Very simply: Cook the macaroni in boiling water. Make a white sauce then add cheese to make it a cheese sauce. In the mean time, cook up some frozen spinach. Chuck the cooked macaroni in to a big oven proof dish. Sprinkle over torn up pre-cooked roast chicken bits then cover with the cooked spinach, pour the cheese sauce so it covers everything (I add black pepper but you don’t have to) and bake for 20-25 mins in medium to hot oven. Job done
  • Tip: If you’ve roasted your chicken with garlic in the first place this makes the macaroni cheese much more tasty.

  • Chicken and vegetable pasta. Cook up some small white pasta shells. Stir the cooked pasta in a mixing bowl with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil. Mix in your left over vege (broccoli and carrots work well) then chuck in your chicken bits. Grate in some cheese ( makes it taste more interesting) stir it up and if necessary heat it up for 20 seconds in the microwave to melt the cheese to act like a sauce. Add some fresh parsley to your portion if you’ve got some.
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    These meals keep for a day or so, covered in the fridge, so you can use them again for a lunch or tea.

    *Note – Pasta is generally for second stage weaning – 7 months onwards. Your baby needs to know how to chew and swallow properly.

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