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Christmas-inspired weaning recipes

ChristmasWeaning recipes

When it comes to food, Christmas is a great time of year for us grown-ups to indulge. But that doesn't mean our little milk-monsters can't be part of it! If your're currently weaning your little one then it's a great excuse to have some fun and experiment with some festive recipes!     

Remember: The NHS recommends to start this no earlier than 6 months.

 

We’ve got together with Vital Baby, brand leaders in BPA-free baby and weaning products, to bring you some Christmas-inspired weaning recipes. And to make life easier, these all work with their award-winning BabyFood Pro; an all-in-one bottle warmer, food steamer and blender - perfect for every stage of your baby's development. Easy to use and less mess!

 

Festive weaning recipes
 

The Night Before Christmas: Creamy salmon and spinach

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Steaming time: 10 minutes

Portion Quantity: 4

Suitable From: 6 months

Ingredients

  • 1 raw salmon fillet (125g)

  • 75g fresh baby spinach

  • 1tsp lemon juice

  • ¼ tsp dried parsley (optional)

  • 25g full fat cream cheese

Method

  1. Add 220ml water to the water tank.

  2. Remove the skin from the salmon and cut into 1cm cubes, checking for any bones as you go.

  3. Put the salmon and spinach in the basket and insert into the jug.

  4. Add the lemon juice and dried parsley and place the lid on the jug.

  5. Set to steam for 10 minutes.

  6. When the steaming has finished, pour the ingredients into the jug containing the residual water from steaming.

  7. Add the cream cheese to the jug and blend for 30 to 40 seconds for a puree or “Pulse” blend (do not hold the blend button down, press in short bursts) for a chunkier texture for older babies.



The Main Event: The Christmas roast

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Steaming time: 25 minutes

Portion Quantity: 2-4

Suitable From: 6 months

 Ingredients

  • 30g raw chicken thigh meat or turkey

  • 75g potato e.g. maris piper

  • 50g carrot

  • 25g broccoli

  • 25g frozen peas

  • a pinch of mixed herbs

Method

  1. Add 220ml water to the water tank.

  2. Peel the potatoes and carrots and chop into 1 to 1½cm pieces.

  3. Remove any skin from the meat and cut into 1 to 1½cm pieces.

  4. Chop the broccoli into 3cm pieces. (It cooks faster than the potato and carrot, so the pieces don’t need to be as small).

  5. Place all the ingredients inside the basket and insert into jug. Replace the lid and set to steam for 25 minutes.

  6. Remove the basket from the jug and pour half of the residue water into the small measuring jug or a cup, approximately 40ml (you may require this for a smoother puree).

  7. Pour the ingredients into the jug containing the remaining water.

  8. Blend for 40 seconds or longer if your baby still needs very smooth purées.  (Add the additional water if a smoother puree is required).

  9. “Pulse” blend (do not hold the blend button down, press in short bursts) for a chunkier texture for older babies.

 

Festive Pud in a Bowl: Stewed apple and sultana puree

Preparation time: 10 minutes 

Steaming time: 15 minutes

Portion Quantity: 4-6

Suitable From: 6 months

Ingredients

  • 2 eating apples e.g. Royal Gala, Braeburn or Cox (about 200g flesh)

  • 25g sultanas

  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon (optional)

Method

  1. Add 220ml water to the water tank.

  2. Cut the apples into quarters and remove the peel and core. Cut into 1½ to 2cm pieces.

  3. Place the apple pieces and sultanas in the basket and insert into the jug.

  4. Sprinkle the cinnamon on top and place the lid on the jug.

  5. Set to steam for 15 minutes.

  6. When the steaming has finished, pour the ingredients into the jug containing the residual water from steaming and blend for 30 to 40 seconds for a smooth puree.

Enjoy warm or cold! Try adding baby rice or natural yoghurt (for older babies)

 

All recipes courtesy of Vital Baby.

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