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“There is something about the Irish palate that loves salmon. It is rich in omega-3, readily available, and very good value. In this recipe I sometimes use monkfish or sea trout instead”.
Neven Maguire, Chef and Father.
“I’m one of eleven and I’d give my mum a Michelin Star for her ability to create great tasting family meals like this one. Still one of my personal favourites”.
Paula Mee, Dietician, Dublin
For a variant of this swap the couscous for wholegrain rice.
“The colours and variety of textures in this dish will help your child to develop their taste and interests in new foods”
– Michelle Skelly, Clinical Dietician, Laois
What a great way to incorporate lots of vegetables and oily fish into your toddler’s diet. Sssssh don’t tell your toddler!
“Hummus is perfect to use as a dip for small pieces of fresh fruit and vegetables, or as a spread instead of butter. Infants love the savoury fresh taste and it’s a great way to encourage them to self-feed which develops their hand and eye co-ordination and feeding autonomy.”
Ruth Charles, Paediatric Dietician, Westmeath
Serves 12, suitable from 6 months on;
Tip! Why not set aside some of this mixture for the adults in the family and spice things up by blending in some chopped red chilli if you dare!
Makes 4 burgers
“Everyone in the family will love this tasty casserole dish, a different take on the usual pork with apple sauce.”
– Louise Reynolds, Dietitian, Danone Baby Nutrition
TIP – We often take the quality of our Irish pork for granted when you really can’t beat it anywhere else in the world! Chop the pork into nice small pieces that your toddler is able to tuck in to.
3 little ingredients for little ones to tuck into.
Makes 6 -10 portions:
Change things up a little by adding different vegetables to this recipe e.g. carrots, peas,broccoli or spinach.
“Salmon fish fingers – Ditch the processed fish and give this nutritious alternative to fish fingers a try!”
– Jessica Schram, Paediatric Dietitian, Dublin
Tip – Swap salmon with cod for a tasty alternative.
A simple way to spice up chicken.
Michelle Gray, Dietitian, Danone Baby Nutrition
A great substitute for Indian takeaway but don’t forget to wear gloves when preparing the chilli!
“A quick and simple, nutritious and delicious snack for the little ones”
Jessica Schram, Paediatric Dietician, Dublin
An avocado is ripe when its skin turns from green to a dark brown/green color.
A ripe avocado should “give” slightly when it is gently squeezed.
Never refrigerate unripened (hard) avocados because they will not ripen in cold temperatures.
Unripened avocados are best stored in a cool dark place until they have ripened.
To speed up the ripening process you can put the avocado in a brown paper bag and it should ripen in 3-6 days.
If you add a tomato, apple or banana to a paper bag in which you have placed an avocado this will speed up the ripening process and will usually only take one to three days to ripen.