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Celebrate Thanksgiving with these tasty mini Turkey burgers. Toddlers will love them too! Serve in wholemeal rolls with tomato relish. Sweet potato wedges would also go well with these
This recipe was chosen as a winning recipe in our Parent’s Recipe Competition
Author: Bernie Callaghan, Meath
This recipe is rich in iron and folate, and is very tasty!
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
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.
This recipe is a great meal for all the family. The full dish only costs €5.81 to make. Buy your ingredients here www.tesco.ie/groceries/
Suitable for 10 months+
Makes 6 toddler portions or 2-3 adult portions
Preperation time 15 minutes
Cooking time 40 minutes.
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
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.
“I didn’t realise how challenging being a parent was until I became one myself, but this recipe never failed me”
Paula Mee, Lead Dietician, Medfit Proactive, Dublin
Tip! You can’t get any better than good Irish beef! Make sure to ask your local butcher for a nice lean cut of beef which they will happily mince for you.