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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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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Seed crackers

Suitable from 10 months

This delicious seed cracker is very popular at home. We spread on our favourite nut or seed butter and eat these for breakfast or snacks, or alongside lunch or dinner. I only started making these recently – we don’t eat bread so it was quite a treat for my children to have something to spread
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Goat cheese dip

Suitable from 12 months

My husband made this goat cheese dip sauce the other night for dinner and it was so good I had to post it right away. We had it as a side together with beetroot burgers and bulgur, and the combination was truly a winner. The dip will work just as well served with carrot, cucumber,
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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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Funky fruit skewers

Suitable from 10 months

If you ask my 3-year old, there’s something about lining up fruit on a stick that just makes fruit time even cooler. We often serve fruit skewers like these at kids parties or other occasions – they are quick to make, look pretty and are loved by kids and adults alike! Recipe tips Use any
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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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Berry & chocolate chunk cookies

Suitable from 12 months

t6 These are cookies I made for the snack buffet at my daughter’s first birthday party. I wanted something that’s easy to grab for little hands, soft enough for small peoples’ first teeth but at the same time chewy like regular oatmeal cookies, without being overly sweet. These turned out great – a perfect combination
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Healthy nibble mix

Suitable from 12 months

When I was younger, I used to love sugary treats to nibble on while working or watching a movie. Now that we have kids I hardly buy sweets anymore as we’ve gotten used to eating healthier treats if we crave something sweet. I love this mix as it’s the perfect combination of sweet and tart.
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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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Mint choc chip smoothie

Suitable from 8 months

I have always been health-conscious, but when I was pregnant with our first baby I became even more so. When that little baby turned 5 months and started eating, my interest in healthy food continued and I became even more of a foodie on his behalf. I wanted to make sure that he got healthy
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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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