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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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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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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Sweet vegetable puree

Suitable from 4 months

This delicious creamy puree is likely to be very popular, so make sure you make enough. I remember that when my son was little, I often made the same things over and over again because I knew he would eat them. I could never make enough of this one! Sweet potato, especially the orange-flesh ones,
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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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Moroccan apricot chicken tagine

Suitable from 6 months

The Moroccan cuisine is said to be one of the best and most evolved in the whole world. The country has been exposed to many different cultures over the centuries, and the result is a rich cuisine with many wonderful spices and colours. Tagines or tajines are slow cooked stews traditionally prepared in a special
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Apple, blueberry & broccoli puree

Suitable from 4 months

Ever since I read this study about the benefits of eating broccoli and cauliflower I’ve been obsessed with making sure my family eats enough of it. So far it has paid off with my son, who has been eating it in puree form since he began to eat and nowadays will happily munch his way
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Sweet potato & pear puree

Suitable from 4 months

This very light, refreshing puree with its smooth taste makes a perfect first food, but will for sure be appreciated also by older babies or toddlers as a dessert or a snack. While pear is a perfect source of vitamin C, it is also the least acidic of all fruits and therefore really gentle, making
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Colorful vegetable risotto

Suitable from 6 months

This colourful version of the classic italian risotto has a nice creamy texture and is a great way to sneak extra vegetables into your little ones. The slightly sticky consistence is perfect for small toddlers learning to feed themselves with a spoon! Recipe tips You can replace the vegetables used in this recipe with any
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Banana & cinnamon ice cream

Suitable from 6 months

This delicious “ice cream” recipe contains just bananas, cinnamon and cardamom, with the optional addition of dried fruits and nuts.┬áIt is nutritious and a great healthy ice-cream substitute for young children and adults alike. Fussy eaters will love it! Although bananas contain a lot of natural sugar, they make a much healthier ice-cream than the
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Homemade apple sauce

Suitable from 4 months

Every mother needs a good homemade apple sauce recipe at her disposal: it’s one of the best first tastes and is super versatile. Small babies can eat this as a puree, whilst older children and the rest of the family can eat it in a variety of ways: as a puree, as a sauce to
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Homemade almond milk

Suitable from 8 months

Nut milks make a delicious and nutritious alternative to dairy milk. Almond milk has a nice creamy texture and a great nutty flavour, and works well as a stand-alone drink, on cereal or as a replacement for dairy milk in other recipes. Be sure to save the leftover pulp – it can be dried and
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