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

Step by Step Soup

Here’s a step-by-step guide to making soup from scratch. It’s a basic soup recipe and once you get the hang of it, you can start to experiment with different combinations of vegetables and other ingredients such as chickpeas or cannellini beans. The Lentils used in this are a good source of protein and low in fat.

This soup makes 4-5 portions

Cost per portion (based on 4 portions) = €0.45