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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Carrot cake train

Suitable from 12 months

A few days before my son’s 3rd birthday party, I asked him what kind of cake he wanted. “A car! …No, an elephant!” Then, after some thinking: “A train!!!” So a train it was. I looked for train-shaped cake tins but couldn’t find any in the local stores, and found the ones online simply too
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Egg chicks

Suitable from 6 months

We made these cute egg chicks the other day and my son was so excited, so I had to share. This is not a real recipe as such but inspiration for a snack that I’m sure your kids will love as well! How will you be serving your eggs this Easter? 🙂 Note: Eggs are
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Smashed egg sandwich spread

Suitable from 6 months

I seem to write a lot about recipes that you can prepare quickly and easily if you are in a rush. Life can be hectic with small children and I’m not always organized, so I find it very useful to have a repertoire of quick and healthy dishes to choose from when one or more
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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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Lamb & beetroot burgers

Suitable from 10 months

Whenever we are stuck for ideas for dinner and the day is getting late, we make burgers. Not just any old burgers, but a burger recipe my husband concocted a few years ago, one we haven’t yet managed to beat. We made them again tonight and I suddenly wondered why we hadn’t shared this recipe
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Flourless zucchini muffins

Suitable from 8 months

Most parents love the idea of their children munching away happily on vegetables and I am no exception. My son loves vegetables, but for those who don’t I am not adverse to being a bit sneaky by hiding vegetables in yummy dishes and hoping they will like them. That way your children will become accustomed
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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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Chicken, garlic & coconut burgers

Suitable from 10 months

It is very easy to make the same “trademark dish” over and over again, particularly when you are a busy mother or father with demanding little mouths to feed. We often make homemade burgers of some sort when we are in a rush because they are very easy and quick to make and since there
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Mint tzatziki

Suitable from 10 months

Homemade tzatziki tastes so much better than the store-bought kind and is very simple to make. It is a great recipe to make alongside your little chef, who can help to tear up the mint, grate the cucumber or squeeze the garlic press and of course, stir the ingredients together. For me this tzatziki conjures
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Rosemary & black pepper crackers

Suitable from 10 months

These crackers are great as a convenient, nutritious snack, either at home or on the go. They are grain-free, gluten-free and high in (nut) protein. They are baked, which some would say is not optimal for health, but they are still far better for you than any commercial cracker out there. These crackers are made
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Rachel’s lamb & feta meatballs

This recipe was given to us by our friend Rachel, who has her own very hungry little one who’s about the same age as our sons. He is a big fan of meatballs with tomato sauce so she wanted to share his favorite recipe with us. One thing I love about meatballs is that you
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Vegetable frittata with chicken

Suitable from 10 months

This dish makes a wonderfully quick, cheap and nutritious breakfast, lunch or dinner for all the family. Children love the bright colours and different textures of the peppers, carrots and tomatoes and little ones who can talk will especially like the name frittata: such a fun name for little mouths to say. We usually make
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Mini quesadillas

Suitable from 12 months

The world’s fastest snack, and a great way to introduce your little ones to some tasty tex-mex! These crispy mini quesadillas are cooked up in no time and are the perfect finger food for little hands. They’re equally popular with grown-ups – as an in-between snack or for the party buffet. Recipe tips Vary the
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Raw raspberry & cashew balls

Suitable from 12 months

I often make snacks for my son out of dried fruit and nuts, especially as they are so easy to pack and take along when we’re out and about exploring. These usually turn out really tasty – always a bit different, depending on what fruit or nuts we happen to have at home just then
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