SPONSORED: Our resident Nutirionist Betty O'Neill shares some of her favourite recipes to make food prep for your baby super simple. Her tasty recipes also ensure your baby is getting all of the right nutirents from their food.
Introducing solid food to your baby is another step in their life. It can be a learning curve and it can be great fun – messy fun I admit. I remember with my three kids the faces they made with new tastes.
Here I have included some simple recipes using Lidl's fresh, quality products to get you start introducing solid to your baby- best of luck!
Recipe Overview:A baby’s first food should be vitamin and mineral rich vegetable and fruit. Ensuring that they will get use to the taste, try foods on their own first.
Preparation Time:5 minutes
Cooking Time:5 minutes
Ingredients:2 Gala apples and water
Method:Peel and chop the apples. Put into a saucepan. Add a small amount of water, about 2 tablespoons. Boil for about 3-4 minutes, reduce heat, and simmer for a further 2 minutes.
When it is cool, pop the apples into a blender or liquidiser.
Recipe Overview:Babies move to mashed foods from a spoon, gradually becoming lumpier in texture. This is where you can start to have more combinations.
Preparation Time:10 minutes
Cooking Time:30 minutes
Ingredients:2 new season Maris Piper potatoes, 1 small broccoli, and 1 Organic Irish Salmon.
Method:Chop the potatoes and broccoli. Put in your steamer, steam for at least 20 minutes.
Eight to Twelve Months
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 2 hours
Ingredients:500 grams Irish Hereford lean diced beef steak, 1 carrot and parsnip mix, 1 onion, 1 Knorr stock pot beef, 1 tablespoon of double concentrated tomato paste and 2 Rooster potatoes
Method:Peel and finely chop the vegetables. In saucepan sauté the onion until soft. Add the meat, brown slightly. Add the other ingredients. Simmer on a low heat for about 2 hours. Boil the potatoes in a different saucepan for 30 minutes.
Tip:Now your baby can start to eat all of the rest of the family’s meals.
Food on the Go!
If you are like me and some days don’t go according to plan, and you are not prepared, Lidl’s award-winning Lupilu 100% organic baby food is the best option for when you need something ready in a hurry. Hurray for Lidl!
For more information on the ingredients mentioned in this article, check outLidl's websiteor in stores nationwide.