SNACKS BOX CAN LOOK GOOD ! 

Now that Chloe is becoming a little person, she starts eating like one as well:-) She loves her snacks and she loves to have a nice verity of them. I was on a mission to find a nice way to store those snacks. This is  what I found : 

1.BOON TRUNK SNACK BOX 

  
 

2.HAPPY JACKSON LUNCH BOXES

 
3.LEGO LUNCH BOX  
  
  

4.  JUMBOX CLASSIC SNACK BOX  

5. MONSTER MASH UP SNACKS BOXES 

  
6. ALL CHANGE SNACK BOX  

 

7. CATERPILLARS STACK SNACK BOX 

  

MUSHROOM PASTA

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER MEAL…

MUSHROOM PASTA
Ingredients:

– 100g baby pasta

– 1 onion (finely chopped)

– 100g brown mushrooms (finely chopped)

– 150ml chicken stock

– 50g cooked chicken (optional)

– 2tbsp of double cream

– 20g parmesan

– 1 garlic

Cooking instructions:

Cook your pasta according to instruction. Fry onion till soft and golden. Add mushrooms and fry for around 4-5 min then add garlic. Add chicken stock and cooked chicken, then a double cream.


Add pasta in to the mix then parmesan and it’s ready to serve!

FINGER FOOD

In my opinion you should start introducing finger foods few weeks after starting to wean your baby. 

On the very beginning whatever you give should be very soft :

– cooked carrot sticks

– toast 

– very small baby corn crisps (one from 6months)

– Cooked Apple cut in to sticks or Banana

– cooked sweet potato cut in to stripes

– rice cakes (one from 6months) 

Once you established good feeding routine at 7months you should be introducing texture to your baby food and so much more finger food. 

 I introduced texture to Chloes food by adding very small baby pasta or couscous to all of her meals. I would cook her normal meal, make it in to a poore and then add the texture. Also adding meat makes the food more textured when blended. For a desert I would start chopping fruits in to a very small squares and give it to Chloe instead of blended fruits. Good ideas when starting is to add some cooked apple cut in to a tiny squares in to a yogurt, or add some cut fruits in to a poored ones – banana is ideal. 

From 7 months you can start giving so much more finger foods (I started earlier as Chloe was a perfect eater and we started weaning much earlier) 

 – Corn snacks (very big selection)

– Biscuits (baby ones, remember that they are high in sugar) 

– Cooked vegetables – pretty much all of them- perfect one being broccoli, carrot, cauliflower.

– pancakes with banana or cooked apple are a perfect snack. 

– sliced soft fruits : Bannana, Peach, Kiwi, Strawberry 

– cucumber 

 From 8 months I became brave enough to introduce smaller vegetables and fruits like 

– sweetcorn

– peas

– blueberries 

And letting Chloe feed herself, which also helps with developing motor skills of picking small objects and putting them in to a mouth. 

 I also started giving her a bigger variety of fruits and vegetables :

– Pineapples 

– Mango

– Melon

– Pepper 

– courgette (cooked)

– breadsticks 

   
 

ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER MEAL ANOTHER OUTFIT 

TODAY WE ARE WEARING : H&M lace cardigan and jeggings, Marska and  Spencer blouse and Mamas & PAPPAS hair band.  
VEGETABLE BALLS 

Today I have made those for the first time. Suitable from around 9 months, makes around 30 balls. Brilliant finger food . 

INGREDIENTS:

– 2 carrots 

– 1 courgette 

– 75g butternut squash 

– 1 onion

– 50g parmesan 

– 150g breadcrumbs 

– 1 egg

– a little bit of flower 

 All of the vegetables have to be greater or mixed in food processor. 
 Once that’s done add all of the other ingredients and mix together.

  
 Form in to small balls (around 30) and coat in flower. 

  
Fry in the frying pan for 5 minutes on each side. 

GREEN PASTA

Quick and easy but so healthy dinner!


Steamed broccoli and peas with spinach and pasta.

Blend broccoli and add milk to make the right consistence. Pour boiling water over spinach and blend it with broccoli. Add peas and pasta to the mixture so you get nice texture for you baby to explore (my baby is 8months old and doesn’t like everything to be mashup) . You can add as much of each veg as you want.
 

HEALTHY BABY SNACKS 

Came across this new company called Heavenly . I assume it’s new as I haven’t seen it before. 

   
 What court my eye is the flavour of those snacks. Looking at the ingredients those snack do seem to be healthy, the saturated fat is very very low, and sugar content is about 11-13% per 100g which is one of the smalles sugar content in snacks that I have found so far! I also like the fact that this snacks been designed by mum who struggled to find healthy food when weaning her baby. I will be trying tomorrow if Chloe likes it !