Party crocodile

Suitable from 12 months

I’ve been wanting to make a cucumber crocodile for ages after having seen something similar in some magazine, so an invitation to an animal themed 3rd birthday party was the perfect opportunity to create this very cool looking yet totally healthy snack! This croc requires a little bit of patience when carving the teeth, but
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Tomato soup with mascarpone

Suitable from 8 months

It always surprises me how simple it is to make a good soup, and tomato soup is no exception. We had this for dinner the other night and it made me so happy that the whole family could eat the same food without any extra preparations – even my 8-month old couldn’t get enough of
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Raw shortbread

Suitable from 12 months

My son is intolerant to starch, so the desserts we make are never conventional but they still need to pass the yumminess test for a food-loving two-year-old. When Theo likes something a lot we hear about it pretty quickly. The first bite is followed by a moment’s silence and then just one word – ‘more’.
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Sweet pepper, carrot & parsnip puree

Suitable from 4 months

Baby-led weaning is all the rage these days, but my daughter still loves purees, smoothies and mashed vegetables as well as pieces. That’s fine with me, as I can’t think of a better way to get in as many flavours and good fats as possible whilst she is still happy for me to feed her
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Raw chocolate brownies

Suitable from 10 months

Our recipe for these dark, chewy, crunchy, gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free no-cook brownies consists of just a handful of ingredients, all of them raw and unprocessed. Our raw cheesecake base morphed into a brownie one day when I was sampling the base and came up with the idea of adding some thick, chunky walnut pieces,
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Gruffalo granola

Suitable from 12 months

Breakfast really is my favorite meal of the day. Even on busy weekdays, we try to sit down together for half an hour and enjoy breakfast as a family, talk about what we have planned for the day and just enjoy each others company. After these thirty minutes I’m ready for any battle to come!
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Spicy ginger & coconut balls

Suitable from 12 months

This is a spicy, wintery version of our chocolate balls. December is a month when we all indulge a little more than usual, so it’s great to have some healthy recipes on hand to make special treats for the little ones and for us adults, too. Recipe tips Both powdered and fresh ginger work just
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Children’s spicy latte

Suitable from 12 months

A warming spice drink is a wonderful way to beat the winter chill. I spend half the winter with a warm drink or soup in my hands and my little ones don’t miss out because we mix them their own little winter lattes, sans caffeine of course. They love to help mix it and sit
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Homemade pumpkin pie spice

Suitable from 8 months

Pumpkin pie spice is a delicious and simple blend of spices that you can add to breads, cakes and apple sauce or use to make a pumpkin spice latte for you and a warm spicy milk for your little ones. We’ve even made a version of our chocolate balls featuring this delicious spice, spicy ginger
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Pea, spinach & salmon puree

Suitable from 6 months

This is another quick and easy puree which is great for babies who have just started to eat. The avocado adds fat and creaminess and makes the strong taste of spinach a little milder, helping to make it more palatable for your baby’s taste buds. Recipe tips For the smallest babies you can blend this
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Filled paprika with feta cheese

Suitable from 10 months

More comfort food coming up, to match the chilly temperatures! Today we’ve made filled paprika, a recipe which is a frequent dinner in our little family as it’s easy to make and relatively quick. My 2-year old son, who’s named the dish “paki-paki”, loves helping to spoon the stuffing into the vegetables. Recipe tips Red
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Raw chocolate cheesecake

Suitable from 12 months

For my son’s second birthday I had a bit of a dilemma. Being 2 years old – and having some friends who are a bit older – I wanted to make a ‘proper’ cake. But we prefer to avoid wheat and we have never given him sugar, so I wondered if there were a healthier
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Tuna steaks with puttanesca

Suitable from 12 months

Some friends of ours came over for dinner the other night and we made broccoli and cheddar soup with mustard croutons, followed by seared tuna steaks with puttanesca vegetables. The next day one friend sent a message to say that it was possibly the best meal he had ever eaten. I had to agree –
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Chicken, leek & rosemary puree

Suitable from 6 months

Your baby will need to start to eat protein around the age of 6-7 months, depending when she started eating solids. Unless you are vegetarian and are raising your baby as a vegetarian, now is the time to introduce some meat, poultry and fish into her diet. Chicken is a good starter protein because it
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Strawberry frozen yoghurt

Suitable from 10 months

When we were kids, summer holidays seemed to last forever. Hot days were spent going for bike rides, playing at the beach or the lake, building tree houses and having picnics. And, most of all, eating ice cream! Here’s a quick and easy recipe for a sugar-free strawberry frozen yoghurt that the whole family can
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