Sunday, 10 June 2012

Baby Food (8-10 Months)

It's now time to introduce some more textures and flavours to their diet. Mill grains (eg brown rice or lentils) and keep them ready in the pantry to add to your mix - they are a great source of protein, fibre and carbohydrates. Here is a sample of our favourites meals.

Chicken and Vegetable Puree
1 potato, peeled and cut into quarters
1 carrot, peeled and roughly chopped
1 zucchini, roughly chopped
1 stick celery, roughly chopped
1 shallot, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 chicken thigh fillet, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons red lentils
250g water (add more or less depending on the desired consistency)

  1. Place potato, carrot, zucchini, celery and shallot into TM bowl and chop for 5 seconds/speed 4.
  2. Add the olive oil to the TM bowl and saute for 5 minutes/varoma/speed 1.
  3. Add the chicken, lentils and water and cook for 15 minutes/100 degrees/speed 1.
  4. Puree for 10-15 seconds by slowly turning the dial to speed 9 (or for a chunky texture to dial 5).
  5. Place into serving dish, cool slightly and serve.
Makes 3-4 serves

Try these other combinations using the above method. Ingredients are listed from greatest to smallest by how much they weigh. Don't forget to add water - the amount all depends on your desired consistency.

Chicken and Apricot Puree
Potato, Carrot, Rice, Apricots, Chicken, Onion, Olive Oil

Bangers, Mash and Veggie Puree
Potato, Sweet Potato, Parsnip, Beef Mince, Onion, Tomato Paste, Oregano and Parsley,

Vegetable and Lentil Puree
Tomato, Sweet Potato, Carrot, Onion, Lentils, Corn, Oregano & Cumin

Tuna, Rice and Vegetable
Tomato, Carrot, Tuna, Rice, Onion, Tomato Paste, Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Parsley

Creamy Chicken and Vegetable
Potato, Peas, Chicken, Spinach, Leek, Milk, Olive Oil

Beef and Vegetable Puree
Parsnip, Sweet Potato, Carrot, Beef, Onion, Tomato Paste, Olive Oil, Oregano and Parsley

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