Recipes for your Nom Nom Kids Pouch

Chicken Avocado and spinach Puree June 16 2017, 0 Comments

chicken avocado spinach

I love this combination of ingredients in a salad or on a sandwich. This baby puree is full of antioxidants and vitamins and has a good portion of Iron which is important for your baby after 6 months. If you are baby led weaning this would be lovely on toast or as a dip especially if your little one isn't yet enjoying the texture of chicken as a finger food. 

This is a super nutritious puree ideal for after first tastes. 

Ingredients

1/2 large avocado

70g cooked chicken breast or thigh*

1 handful spinach (about 20g)

50ml baby's usual milk or whole milk

remove the avocado from the skin and chop up roughly and place in a small bowl. Roughly chop the chicken and add to the bowl. add the spinach and the milk also to the bowl. Using a stick blender blend the ingredients until smooth. 

*This is great to make when you have some chicken leftovers but if you want to start with raw chicken just chop up into 2cm thick slices and add to a small frying pan. Add 1cm depth of water and bring to the boil. Simmer gently with a lid on for around 8-10 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and tender. Leave to cool a little before adding to the other ingredients and blending.

I serve this cool but you can also serve it warm.

Divide the puree between 2 - 3 pouches depending on your baby's appetite.

Keep in the fridge for up to 48 hours or in the freezer for 1 month.

7 months+

 

 

 

 

 

 


Asparagus and Apple Puree May 20 2014, 0 Comments

Asparagus is in season from April to June in the UK and contains so much goodness. It provides a good amount of dietary fiber, rutin, vitamin A, protein, folic acid, vitamin E, thiamin, niacin, vitamin K, riboflavin, manganese, iron, phosphorus, and selenium. Asparagus also provides some essential nutrients, including vitamin B6, magnesium, zinc, and calcium.  Extremely green asparagus is very high in vitamin C so choose the greenest you can find! Like some other green vegetables asparagus can be a little difficult to digest so wait until your baby is 7 months old before trying it.

Mixed with Apple this recipe has a lovely sweet flavour.

4 Asparagus spears chopped (discard any woody parts of the stem)

1 medium apple chopped

Boil and then simmer the asparagus for 2 minutes in a small amount of water and then add the apple. Simmer for another 4 minutes or until the asparagus and the apple is soft. Drain most of the excess water and leave to cool a little before adding to the blender.

Blend the asparagus and apple until smooth or leave slightly textured depending on your baby's preference.

Asparagus is great for breast feeding mum's milk supply, too, so cook some extra and have some too!

The above ingredients will make 2 pouch servings.

Green Asparagus and Avocado Puree May 20 2014, 2 Comments

Asparagus is in season from April to June in the UK and contains so much goodness. It provides a good amount of dietary fiber, rutin, vitamin A, protein, folic acid, vitamin E, thiamin, niacin, vitamin K, riboflavin, manganese, iron, phosphorus, and selenium. Asparagus also provides some essential nutrients, including vitamin B6, magnesium, zinc, and calcium.  Extremely green asparagus is very high in vitamin C so choose the greenest you can find! Like some other green vegetables asparagus can be a little difficult to digest so wait until your baby is 7 months old before trying it.

In addition Avocado is packed full of nutrients and healthy fats essential for your baby's development.

3 Asparagus spears chopped (discard any woody parts of the stem)

1 small avocado chopped

drop of Lemon juice

1 mint leaf (optional)

Boil or steam the asparagus until softened. Drain any excess water and leave to cool before adding to the blender.

Once cooled add the avocado pieces and the mint lea, blend until smooth. stir in a drop of lemon juice to ensure that the avocado doesn't brown.

Asparagus is great for breast feeding mum's milk supply, too, so cook some extra and have some too!

The above ingredients will make 2 pouch servings.