Grilled zucchini pizza bites

Suitable from 8 months

This week we ended up with a lot of zucchini. That’s courgette for our UK readers. A friend gave me some from her garden, the neighbour left some when he went on holiday and I had already bought a large batch to make soup. My children love zucchini soup but they don’t like zucchini any
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Green eggs

Suitable from 6 months

We really enjoy having fun in our kitchen, making our bean salad beetroot-purple and our eggs spinach-green. Thankfully Sam-I-Am was right about green eggs, they really do taste good. This recipe is at its best when eaten after a third reading of Dr Seuss’ ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ when the little ones are begging to
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Cauliflower crust pizza

Suitable from 8 months

I was very happy when my neighbour gave me a piece of his cauliflower pizza to try. I knew that it was something my children would love and it is ideal for those following a gluten-free or grain-free diet – or just a healthier diet. We make this at least once a fortnight and the
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Beetroot salad

Suitable from 8 months

We receive a lot of emails asking if small children can eat beetroot. The concern is nitrates, which are naturally present in many vegetables. There is a lot of conflicting advice and research, but the great news is that studies have shown that beetroot and other nitrate-rich vegetables are beneficial for health and that babies
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Creamy zucchini & coconut soup

Suitable from 4 months

We are often asked how to get a child to eat more vegetables, so if you have a child who doesn’t like them, you are not alone. There are many different opinions about this, such as whether you should hide them in other foods or not and how important vegetables are anyway. I think it
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Oven-baked salmon with root vegetables

Suitable from 8 months

I didn’t grow up eating a lot of fish so for a long time I used to shy away from making it for my family. That was until my mother-in-law showed me how easy it actually is to prepare fish, especially if baked in the oven. I’ve since came to love lots of different fish
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Homemade pumpkin puree

Suitable from 6 months

Unsure what to do with your Halloween pumpkins after the big night is over? If they’re still fresh and clean, bring them inside and turn them into pumpkin puree with little effort! Last year, I completely forgot about our lovely carved pumpkin and accidentally left it out on the balcony until mid November – as
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Roasted vegetable salad

Suitable from 8 months

We love birthdays. We are always so busy all year, so birthdays are our excuse (like we needed one) to bring all our friends together over great food. Our children’s birthdays are no exception: I particularly love the challenge of coming up with healthy treats the kids will love as much as the adults. For
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Roasted carrot & almond hummus

Suitable from 8 months

After several recent dinnertime meltdowns, I realized that the solution lies either in serving dinner earlier or in giving my kids a small appetizer to keep them going until dinner is ready. Since we don’t always get home in time to eat earlier than 6.30pm but I don’t want them to eat so much they
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Avocado & banana whip

Suitable from 4 months

This is definitely one of those recipes that tastes much better than it sounds, especially with chicken, but it’s a great ‘quick fix’ baby dinner when you need to put something together in a hurry. Leave out the chicken and it also makes a great dessert for toddlers. The first time I made it, little
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Mini apple pancakes

Suitable from 10 months

This is a recipe that has been a regular in my family ever since I can remember. My grandparents have a big apple tree in their garden and every fall there’s an abundance of ripe apples available, so we’re making loads of apple cake, apple sauce and also these small apple pancakes which everyone loves.
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Baby omelette

Suitable from 6 months

Eggs can be one of baby’s first foods, which nowadays means around 6 months of age unless like me you wean a little earlier because your baby is hyperventilating at the mere sight of your dinner. A 2008 study found no benefit to delaying egg introduction in babies who had no known risk of allergy,
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Rainbow salad

Suitable from 8 months

This salad is a quick, easy, delicious addition to a meal or a meal in itself. It is popular with all the family and an ideal way to get vegetables and salad into small children. My son piles this onto his plate until nothing else fits: a bowl we made to last two meals lasted
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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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Pancake snails

Suitable from 8 months

I’m not sure if many people actually use a recipe to make pancakes, as the simplest version really only contain three ingredients (four if you add salt). Still I think it is fun to post some inspiration to how to give very basic food a twist and make it into a fun snack. We’ve included
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