Christmas Dinner leftover recipes
Wherever there’s a Christmas dinner there’s always leftovers! Here are some ideas for using up those leftovers for meals suitable for your little ones. Eat them now or freeze them for a later date. I love starting the year with a freezer full of healthy foods to pull out when time is tight. Click on the photo's to be taken to the Recipe's.
If you know you will be using your Christmas dinner leftovers for little one's just watch out with the salt content and also don't use honey glazed roast veg for babies under 12 months.
Gluten Free Christmas Dinner Pie
Faye from Baby Led Blog (also known as @feed_me_mama on Instagram) has a fantastic gluten free pie recipe for using up leftover Turkey and veg. This would also work with regular pastry if you preferred. Faye says "A yummy Xmas snack or a light boxing day lunch…to be fair…these would be perfect the day after any roast dinner! These were a huge hit with the lads in my family – my brother (who doesn’t like pastry) loved them. Win!"
Brussels sprout pesto
I love this idea for Brussels sprout pesto from Hedihearts.com - I wouldn't add the salt for really little ones as the cheese will already have a bit of salt in it but otherwise this would be great for BLW with pasta or bits of toast.
Christmas Leftover Muffins
A fantastic recipe from My Fussy Eaters' Ciara Attwell. If you don't follow her blog go and do it now. She posts recipe video's each week which really help to inspire some new meals to share as a family.
This is one that was featured in Mother & Baby and it sounds delicious. These would be great for BLW. These do contain a very small amount of cranberry sauce so should be OK from 6 or 7 months.
Savoury muffins freeze really well - wrap them individually in cling film and then place in a freezer bag. Alternatively pop each on in a snack bag to freeze!
First Turkey Dinner
This recipe from Annabel Karmel is great for after first tastes. You can make on the day or use leftover roast veg and Turkey to eat later. This would also freeze really well in our reusable food pouches if pureed fairly smooth. If you wanted to keep it fairly chunky for a toddler you could also freeze it in our snack bags
Turkey and Mushroom mini Quiches
These little quiches sound lovely. You could also use pre-made pastry from the local supermarket if you aren't keen on making your own.
If you come up with any of your own recipes and would like to share them with my readers just get in touch by commenting below or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!