Recipes for your Nom Nom Kids Pouch

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.

Apple and Raspberry Puree May 05 2014, 0 Comments

Another easy puree to make for your little ones. This is really delicious and the colour is fantastic.

2 large apples or 3 medium apples (choose a variety such as Pink Lady or Royal Gala as they are soft and not too tart)

10-15 Raspberries

70ml water

Peel the apples and chop them up into small slices. Place them in a pan with the water.

Bring the pan to the boil and simmer for 5-6 minutes with the lid on.  Stir several times to ensure that all of the apple pieces soften.  Once the apple slices have softened add everything into the blender or use a hand blender directly in the pan. Add the raspberries to the softened apples and blend until smooth.

This puree will have some pips in it. If your baby or child doesn't like this you can push the mixture through a seive to remove them. To save time and effort blend only a small amount of apple with the raspberries initially and seive this only. You can then add the smooth puree to the remaining apples for further blending.

leave the mixture to cool slightly before adding it to you pouches. The mixture will thicken up when cooled.  If it's too thick mix in a little more water.

The above ingredients will make approximately 2-3 pouches.