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Wonderfully nutritious recipes for mum and baby aged 9-12 months!

Wonderfully nutritious recipes for mum and baby aged 9-12 months!

Welcome to week 2 of your exclusive recipe plan for both mum and baby, all quickly and easily prepared in our wonderfully versatile babymoov Nutribaby+ food maker.  

 

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For baby (9-12 months)

By the time your baby reaches 9 -12 months they will probably be much more proficient at chewing which means smooth purees can begin to be replaced with thicker, chunkier textures. Many babies now feel a lot more confident with food, so prepare yourself for messy meal times as baby tries to hold their own spoon! Or why not try finger foods? 

Broccoli is the king of healthy vegetables, an excellent source of vitamin C, the darker the florets the higher in antioxidants. Broccoli should always be steamed, as per the recipe below, as boiling almost halves the vitamin C content! Tomatoes are rich in lycopene and potassium, which is important for healthy blood and helps counteract the negative effects of salt. 

By this stage, baby should be confident with fruit and veg so it's time to introduce meat, let's take a look at chicken breast - the leanest and healthiest choice. Chicken is an excellent source of protein. In adulthood, just 100g of chicken provides an impressive 65% of your daily protein requirement! It is also a very good source of niacin and phosphorus (which help release the energy from protein, fats and carbohydrates during the process of metabolism), vitamin B6 and selenium, a powerful anti-oxidant. But what sets chicken apart from other meats is that it contains far less fat.

Monday - Porridge for Baby  

Wonderfully nutritious recipes for mum and baby aged 9-12 months!

Preparation: 5 minutes Cooking time: 8 minutes 

Ingredients

  • 100g apple or pear
  • 100ml of semi-skimmed cow's milk
  • 100ml mineral water 
  • A few drops of maple syrup 
  • 2 tablespoons of oat flakes 

Peel and chop the apple or pear into small cubes. Place into the steamer basket and cook for 8 minutes. 

While this is cooking, heat the water and milk in a small saucepan. Add the oat flakes and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat immediately and cover to allow the oats to soak. 

Once the fruit is cooked, place into the blender with the porridge mixture and maple syrup and blend. 

 

Tuesday - Lamb with courgette and thyme

Wonderfully nutritious recipes for mum and baby aged 9-12 months!

Preparation: 30 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes 

Ingredients

  • 30g lamb chop
  • 1/2 courgette (approx. 50g)
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 1 tsp olive oil 

Wash the courgette and dice it finely. 

Chop the lamb into small pieces. 

Place the courgette into the steamer basket and cook for 10 minutes, then add the lamb and cook for a further 10 minutes. 

Place all of the ingredients in the blender with a teaspoon of olive oil, blend and serve.

 

Wednesday - Parsnip with Chicken 

Wonderfully nutritious recipes for mum and baby aged 9-12 months!

Preparation: 5 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes 

Ingredients

  • 1 parsnip 
  • 1 small potato 
  • 50g chicken breast 

Peel the parsnips and potatoes then chop into medium sized cubes. 

Place the vegetables into the first steamer basket and cook for 20 minutes. 

Cut the chicken breast into small cubes, and place into the second steamer basket after 15 minutes. 

Blend the chicken and vegetables together and enjoy!

 

Thursday - Sweet Potato and Cherry Tomato 

Wonderfully nutritious recipes for mum and baby aged 9-12 months!

Preparation: 5 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes 

Ingredients

  • 1 small sweet potato (approx. 150g)
  • A handful of cherry tomatoes (approx. 50g)
  • Half a clove of garlic 
  • A small teaspoon of olive oil 

Rinse the cherry tomatoes in water and cut them in half.

Peel and rinse the sweet potato before cutting it into cubes.

Remove the green germ from the middle of the garlic then steam all the vegetables for 15 minutes.

Blend together with the olive oil and it’s ready to eat!

 

Friday - Chicken, Broccoli and Coconut Milk 

Wonderfully nutritious recipes for mum and baby aged 9-12 months!

Preparation: 10 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes 

Ingredients

  • 100g broccoli
  • 1 small potato 
  • 20g chicken breast
  • 50ml coconut milk
  • A knob of butter

Rinse the broccoli florets, dice the potato then place both into the steamer basket and cook for 15 minutes. 

Check they are cooked with the tip of a knife (the broccoli should be soft and moist). 

Cut the chicken into cubes then poach until nice and tender then brown lightly in a pan with a knob of butter. 

Blend the broccoli and potato with the coconut milk. 

Blend the chicken separately then mix with the broccoli or serve separately. 

 

 

For Breastfeeding Mum

As a breastfeeding mum, it's important to ensure your diet is healthy, balanced and nutritious because you are the primary source of nourishment for your baby. Aim to eat your 5-a-day portions of fruit and veg as well as starchy foods like wholemeal bread, protein such as lean meat and diary food like milk cheese and yoghurt. Although it is advisable to avoid some kinds of fish when breastfeeding, fish such as cod is a good source of protein and provides mum with essential omega 3 fatty acids. Peas are bursting with all the right vitamins and minerals and have a fairly low glycemic index which means they will fill you up and keep you nourished. They also contain high levels of magnesium which helps fight tiredness and are rich in fibre aiding a healthy digestive system. The recipe below is packed full of goodness, with many of the ingredients mentioned above, give it a go and reap the rewards! 

 

Any Day - Cod with Purée Peas and Coriander 

Wonderfully nutritious recipes for mum and baby aged 9-12 months!

Preparation: 10 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes 

Ingredients

  • 1 fillet of fresh cod 
  • 300g of fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 bunch of fresh coriander 
  • 2 spoons of crème fraiche
  • 1 knob of butter

Wash and shell the peas. 

Place into the steamer basket and cook for 15 minutes. 

At the same time, pan fry the cod at a very, very low heat with the knob of butter for 7 minutes on each side.

Put the peas into the blender with the crème fraiche and coriander and blend until smooth. 

Serve over the cod and tuck in!  

 

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