Purple chia seed pudding

Suitable from 8 months

My 4-year old son is becoming a real foodie. His new favourite breakfast is chia seed pudding. His little sister likes it too. They put it on their breakfast request list a couple of times per week and since it is so nutritious and easy to make, it really has become a family favourite. There
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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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Gluten-free banana pancakes

Suitable from 4 months

Ah pancakes. In the UK pancakes are usually eaten or breakfast or dessert or – as in my family – once a year on shrove Tuesday. In Sweden, sweet pancakes are often served as lunch, especially in schools and on children’s lunch menus in restaurants, cafes and play centres. We are a gluten-free family, so
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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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Delicious turmeric banana lassi

Suitable from 8 months

The days are getting shorter and darker as winter approaches and we are spending much more time indoors than we did during the summer. It’s the season of cosy ‘fika’ as they say in Sweden, which roughly means ‘to drink coffee with squash’, usually accompanied by something sweet. For us it just means an excuse
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Warming winter cocoa

Suitable from 12 months

This yummie cocoa drink is the perfect winter warmer. It couldn’t be simpler, the whole family can enjoy it and it’s a super health drink to boot. Researchers at Cornell University in the US have recently found that a cup of hot cocoa contains a whole lot of antioxidants and flavanols. Cocoa is also high
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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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Children’s spicy latte

Suitable from 12 months

A warming spice drink is a wonderful way to beat the winter chill. I spend half the winter with a warm drink or soup in my hands and my little ones don’t miss out because we mix them their own little winter lattes, sans caffeine of course. They love to help mix it and sit
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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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Tuna steaks with puttanesca

Suitable from 12 months

Some friends of ours came over for dinner the other night and we made broccoli and cheddar soup with mustard croutons, followed by seared tuna steaks with puttanesca vegetables. The next day one friend sent a message to say that it was possibly the best meal he had ever eaten. I had to agree –
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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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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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Spelt porridge with apricots & nuts

Suitable from 6 months

Spelt is an ancient grain which is native to southern Europe, where it has been used for millenniums. It has a high nutritional value – even the Roman armies carried it with them to nourish them on their long tours! Spelt has a slightly nutty flavor and is easily digestible – many people sensitive to
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