Key Nutrients Description
Tip: Why not try this using carrots, parsnips, or sweet potato instead.
Try this as a tasty healthy snack during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
Suitable for 10 months+
Makes 6 toddler portions or 2-3 adult portions
Preperation time 15 minutes
Cooking time 40 minutes.
Delicious dips, perfect for serving with vegetable sticks (e.g. peppers, celery, carrots) or baked pitta bread at your Christmas parties.
“This recipe is perfect for using left-over roast chicken or even turkey, but a shop-bought cooked chicken also works well.”
This delicious recipe is a quick and nutritious alternative to what you might be tempted to order in on a Friday night and is a real family favourite. This recipe is very mild and suitable for the whole family but of course you can add some fresh chilli with your garlic and onion for some spice.
Tip: Add a can of coconut milk to make it creamy
Nowadays, you’ll often hear people on radio and television talking about ‘good fats’ and ‘bad fats’, and they urge you to eat more oily fish for your intake of ‘good fats’. Well, let me tell you, that mackerel is one of the best examples of a good oily fish. As well as this important health factor, mackerel is also great value for money and has a lovely meaty texture.
Place mashed potato in centre of plate and spoon some stewed tomatoes beside it. Place fish on the mash and drizzle with pesto.
The great thing about this recipe is that it is so versatile. People often ask whether they can have nuts during pregnancy and the answer is absolutely. If you are cooking this for the family just remember to take the nuts out for any babies or toddlers, as children under the age of five should not have nuts.
To Serve: Arrange the rice on warmed serving plates and then spoon the beef stir fry on top.
Nutrition Information per serving:
Energy: 505 kcals
Source of: Fibre, Iron, Folate
High in: Vitamin C
Although the stalks of the peppers are not edible they do look attractive and help the peppers keep their shape. They make a fantastic starter or lovely side dish for a barbecue.
To Serve: Transfer the peppers to a serving plate and spoon over all the cooking juices. Scatter over the feta cheese and garnish with the basil leaves and serve warm or at room temperature. Cut the peppers into little pieces that your toddler can pick up with his hands.
If you want to be well organised marinate the beef up to one day in advance and store in an airtight container in the fridge. Soak the bamboo skewers for at least 30 minutes before using them and then skewer the beef up to 12 hours in advance.
Serves 10 (Makes 20)
Note: Always supervise your toddler when using skewers as they can have sharp ends – help them pick the meat off with their hands.
To Serve: Arrange the sticky beef skewers on a large, warmed platter around a bowl of garlic and chive mayonnaise for dipping.