When Freddie began to show a preference towards a more baby-led approach to weaning, I was keen to gather as many quick recipe ideas as possible. One tip that has worked really well so far is adapting easy lunches that I would have eaten pre-baby to suit Freddie. Since having him, I have become much more conscious about the ingredients in the foods I buy (particularly the salt/sugar content). Breads and cakes in particular tend to have far more salt than the one gram recommended for babies of Freddie’s age and a Bread Maker is on my Christmas Wishlist for that reason (well and the fact that there is nothing yummier than the smell of fresh bread!). Making sure Freddie eats a wide range of vegetables during weaning is really important to me but so far he has taken after his Mama and is a bit of a carb-lover! This recipe includes a very sneaky veg sauce which reassures me that he is getting all of the nutrition that he needs.
Half a cup of grated cheddar cheese
For the sneaky veg sauce:
2 cups of Passata
2 carrots (finely diced)
2 courgettes (diced)
1 red pepper (diced)
Half an onion (finely diced)
Dried mediterranean herbs
Half cup water
Vegetable stock cube (these Kallo ones are very low salt!)
LETS GET COOKING:
1 | Add a tsp of oil or butter to a frying pan and add the onion. Cook until soft.
2 | Add the carrots and the red pepper.
3 | Once they begin to soften add the courgette and then the passata and herbs.
4 | Throw in the stock cube and add water.
5 | Cook over a low heat until water has reduced.
6 | Spread a thick layer onto the pitta and add the grated cheese.
7 | Pop into the oven at around one-hundred-and-eighty degrees until the cheese begins to bubble.
8 | Serve once cool!
The leftover sauce can be frozen in an ice cube tray which makes it easy to grab a portion whenever you need it! This is probably Freddie’s favourite dinner at the moment and it is such an easy way of making sure your little one is getting a variety of different vegetables. What is your baby’s current favourite food? Do you have an easy go-to weaning recipe?
Thanks for reading,
- This post was sponsored by Panasonic. As always, the views and opinions are my own!
P.s If you liked this post you may like ‘Weaning | Four Ways To Make It Fun’.