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 >
Mini Toddler Turkey Burgers
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
Baby – Easy Peasy Fish Supper
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
Toddler – Individual Salmon Fish Pie
This recipe was chosen as a winning recipe in our Parent Recipe Competition
Author: Michelle Kirk, Louth
Serves 7+ Toddlers
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!
Courgette & Potato Frittata
This frittata is packed full of nutrients, and toddlers, children and adults will all love it!
Makes 4-5 servings
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
Creamy Pesto Chicken
This dish is great served with new baby boiled potatoes in their skins and broccoli, or for a more casual meal, serve with pasta and some crusty wholemeal baguette.
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
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.