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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German apple cake

Suitable from 12 months

This moist apple cake is a German classic. Originally a Dr. Oetker recipe that my great grandmother used in her kitchen, we have in our family adapted the recipe to make a less sweet, gluten-free version using maple syrup instead of refined sugar, and almond flour instead of wheat flour. This cake is not only
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Bircher muesli

Suitable from 6 months

Give your little ones a great start to the day with this quick & easy, delicious variation of the famous Bircher muesli. Even fussy eaters are sure to love it. We know of dads who were asked to finish a baby’s leftover portion at breakfast and have requested their own bowl the next morning! Older
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Raw chocolate balls

Suitable from 12 months

These raw chocolate balls amaze me every time I make them. I have been making them for rather a long time and I am still surprised that I can satisfy my chocolate cravings with a few nuts and dates and a couple of tablespoons of cocoa. Even more amazing is that I can also satisfy
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Savoury muffins

Suitable from 8 months

These wonderfully moist and tasty muffins are a favourite with my son and his buddies. They make great picnic food (adult picnics included!), but can also be enjoyed on the side of any soup or simply as an in–between snack. They freeze well in a large bag or container and can easily be defrosted individually
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Carrot puree

Suitable from 4 months

Everything you feed your baby during his first month or two of eating solids will be pureed or mashed with a fork, like this carrot puree. If using a vegetable that needs to be cooked, lightly steaming it will retain its nutrients and its flavour. There is no need to purchase a fancy steamer, a
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Avocado & strawberry smoothie

Suitable from 8 months

I made up this avocado smoothie one day when my son was going through a fussy patch because of his teeth and didn’t want to eat anything except cold dairy and fruit. It is perfectly normal but nevertheless worrying when a baby with a previously voracious appetite suddenly refuses to eat anything but yogurt and
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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. It 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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Strawberry crumble smoothie

Suitable from 6 months

I love plain yogurt, but there are times when only a fruity yogurt will do. Since the shop-bought ones all contain sugar or artificial sweetener (yes, all of them!) I always make my own. This sweet, fruity smoothie is almost a meal in itself. It makes the perfect healthy mid-afternoon snack for all the family.
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Homemade fruity nut butter

Suitable from 12 months

I came up with this delicious fruit and nut butter by accident when making our raw chocolate balls. I had decided to blend the nuts first, with just a couple of the dried fruits and some water. I tasted it before adding any spices and realised I had made fruit and nut butter. Yummy! I
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Gluten-free chicken, apple & pear balls

Suitable from 6 months

This delicious recipe is nutritious and makes a great first finger food for young children. It is the perfect way to sneak fruits and/or vegetables into those who are in a “no-vegetable” stage. Even fussy eaters have screeched for asked politely for more at our house. Recipe tips These chicken balls can be eaten hot
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Amaranth & pear porridge

Suitable from 6 months

Amaranth is a little known South-American seed, which is currently enjoying a renaissance. Amaranth is high in protein, making it the perfect balanced baby porridge as well as a nutritious breakfast for the rest of the family. The protein helps to balance blood sugar, resulting in a slow release carbohydrate that will keep little (and
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