Step by Step Soup

Here’s a step-by-step guide to making soup from scratch. It’s a basic soup recipe and once you get the hang of it, you can start to experiment with different combinations of vegetables and other ingredients such as chickpeas or cannellini beans. The Lentils used in this are a good source of protein and low in fat.

This soup makes 4-5 portions

Cost per portion (based on 4 portions) = €0.45

Step by Step Chilli

This recipe is packed with vegetables, providing up to 2 portions of veg per portion. It’s also high in fibre, which is recommended by the FSAI to help prevent and manage constipation during pregnancy. It’s suitable for during pregnancy, breastfeeding and for toddlers.

Make 4-5 portions. Cost per portion (based on 5 portions): €1.00

Suitable for freezing

Step by Step Beef Casserole

This easy beef casserole is suitable for all the family. It can be pureed or mashed to suit the weaning stage (be sure to use low salt stock cubes for weaning recipes). You could add other vegetables e.g. parsnip. It always tastes better when served the following day so refrigerate overnight if you are not freezing it.

Makes 4 servings. Cost per serving: Approx €2.00.

Linguine with Salmon & Spinach Recipe

This recipe was chosen as a winning recipe in our Parents Recipe Competition

Author: Joanne Leonard, Meath

Serves 4

Note: This recipe is for planning pregnancy and breastfeeding. Smoked salmon is not suitable during pregnancy. If you are pregnant, use fresh salmon instead.