Weaning recipes for your baby

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Finding recipes that are easy to make and provide all the goodness and nutrition for your baby is difficult, we have a selection to get your started.

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Here are some weaning recipes for your baby

Potato and spinach puree

  • Vegetarian
  • Contains iron
  • Good source of beta carotene and vitamin C

What you need:

  • 1 medium potato, peeled and quartered
  • 20g spinach

What you do:

1) Boil the potato in unsalted water until tender.

2) Steam the spinach over the potato in a sieve for the last few minutes of cooking.

3) Drain and mash the potato with a little of baby’s usual milk.

4) Puree the spinach and add to the potato. Adjust the texture with boiled cooled water or breast milk or formula.

Pear and apple puree

  • Vegetarian
  • Contains vitamin C

What you need:

  • 1 ripe pear, peeled and sliced
  • 1 apple, peeled and sliced

What you do:

1) Place the pear and apple in a small saucepan with one tablespoon of water and cook over a low heat, stirring occasionally, until the fruit is tender.

2) Purée in a blender.

Blended meat

  • Non Vegetarian
  • Good source of protein

What you need:

Small amount (1/2 cup) of chicken, lean beef, veal OR lamb finely chopped or minced

What you do:

1) Place meat in a saucepan with enough water to cover.

2) Simmer gently until meat is tender, and well cooked.

3) Press meat through a strainer or blend it.

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