What is the First 1000 Days?

1000 days. Doesn’t sound like an awful lot does it? But the fact is that the first 1000 days of your little one’s life are a uniquely special time that can have a very real influence on how they develop, grow and learn — not just now, but for his or her whole life. Watch … read more >

Baby – Chicken, Sweet Potato & Carrot Purée

This recipe was chosen as a winning recipe in our Parents Recipe Competition
Author: Caitriona Cashell, Kildare
“I chose this recipe as it is very simple, tasty and nutritious. It also has no added salt or sugar. I am entering it as my son cries for more when I take the empty bowl away, so it is a very popular dish in my home.”

This recipe has a lovely combination of naturally sweet carrots and sweet potato which are good sources of vitamin C and beta-carotene. The chicken is a valuable source of protein and iron for your baby also.

Serves 8-10 portions

Summer Pasta

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

Author: Michelle Gayer, Cork

I’m pregnant at the minute and have always loved cooking. Now that I’m cooking for an extra special little one I’m taking even more of an interest and trying to eat a well-balanced yet still tasty diet to ensure myself and bump get all the nutrients we need!

Serves 4

Friday Night Fajitas

These Fajitas are great served with guacamole, tomato salsa and natural yogurt placed on the table in little bowls. If you are entertaining, you could serve with some Mexican rice too. If you don’t have all the spices, it’s fine to use a packet of fajita spice mix!

Serves 4 hungry adults

Simple chicken curry

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.


Serves 4-5


Tip: Add a can of coconut milk to make it creamy