Pawpaw & avocado deliciousness for Winnie

Written by Sarah Nicholls

@sarah_and_sonny

 

Papaya, also known as papaw, is a rich source of antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and special digestive enzymes. The powerhouse of these enzymes is the proteolytic enzyme papain.

The papaya enzyme papain plays a key role in digestive processes involving breaking down tough protein fibers.

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Feeding your baby for the first time. By Gina Rose AKA @nutritionbyginarose

Boston & Winnie are just about to venture into the wonder world of food, where did the last 5 months go! Lucky for them they have Mother’s that are serious foodies.

Infant nutrition is crucial for supporting optimal growth and development. Think about this for one minute.. choosing foods for your infant can either prevent a disease or feed one. Now, that sounds serious, but we actually have the power to influence our children with fuel to set them up for a healthy life.

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Bib & Spoon – “the way baby food should be”

Just 10 days ago the amazing Clare & Danny (creators of Bib & Spoon), dropped off a package to my front door step. Inside the package was the delicious goodness of organic and chemical free, made with love, toddler food for Cruzie. Wow this couldn’t of came at a better time in our lives.

The toddler meals came stored in a conveniently packaged container, which you could stack and store in the freezer. The baby purées came in easy to store, resealable bags. Reading the ingredients on these meals I was blown away. It was all just good food for my little guy to eat. No additives and no chemicals. Tick tick.

Now you all know I love creating all my food for Cruz as I love to know what’s in it (except when his Aunties or grandparents look after him). So I was very pleased to know that these frozen meals were filled with the goodness I would personally give to my son. Plus life gets so crazy at times that I can honestly say, that grabbing something that is healthy for your child, straight from your freezer, can certainly come in handy st times and a win win for us parents too (especially when you are in a rush to get your little babe down for the night).

Clare and Danny are the Brisbane based, creators of Bib & Spoon.  They are the parents to beautiful twin girls, Olivia and Hannah. They were on the hunt for delicious, fresh produced meals for their babes and could not seem to find anywhere that sourced these type of meals. So they got an idea,  teamed up with a dietitian, who then helped to make their dream become a reality. They are now helping out busy mummy and daddy’s and feeding the mouths of lots of hungry baby and toddlers around Australia. Congratulations to you both for chasing your dreams and making it work. So inspiring!

After a busy rainy day, this meal was enjoyed by Cruzie as he loved all the bits in it. Mummy even got fed a few teaspoons!
Shell bolognese. A winner! (Even I licked the spoon).
Cruzie enjoying his little toddler meals.
Perfect to stack in the freezer. Just poor ingredients straight into the saucepan to heat.
A favourite purée of ours, we add it to our bolognese sauce for the whole family!

Even though the purées state 6 and 8 months, sneaking extra fruit and vegetables into our little picky, toddlers food, is a cheeky way to give them the extra goodness in their diet and bulk up their daily intake with the natural vitamins and minerals they require to grow!

Below is a little idea you can do with the pre made purées.

Zucchini & Pear Oats

Zucchini and Pear Oats 



Ingredients 

1cup almond milk

1 cup organic raw oats

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp organic vanilla essence

2 frozen bib and spoon zucchini and pear slabs

Method

In a saucepan place 1 cup or almond milk or milk of choice, add in 1 cup of organic raw oats

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Sprinkle I’m cinnamon, nutmeg and a little vanilla bean or essence

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Continues to stir

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I the added in some bibandspoon pre made zucchini and Apple purée (CLICK HERE TO BUY)

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Allow to cook for 3-5minutes on low heat (continue stirring)

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Can add more milk or water if you prefer more milkie consistency

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Serve and poor left overs into container for the next few days, store in the fridge
Want to know more about Bib & Spoon check out their Instagram here – 

www.instagram.com/bibandspoon

And their website here to order the goodies for your little babes – 

www.bibandspoon.com.au

BAKED CHICKEN FINGERS – @mylittleoneeats

BAKED CHICKEN FINGERS

INGREDIENTS
500G skinless chicken breasts
1 cup almond meal
1 tsp smoked paprika (can omit for younger babies)
1 Tbsp Nutritional yeast flakes
1 tsp herbamare or sea salt
2 eggs
olive oil
** For the adult version you can also add 1 teaspoon of cumin, garlic and paprika.
METHOD
Preheat your oven to 180degrees Celcius
Cut the chicken breasts into fingers about one inch wide
Mix together almond meal, smoked paprika, yeast flakes and salt in a bowl
Mix two eggs together in a separate bowl
Place each piece of chicken in the egg mixture and then coat in the almond meal mixture
Place onto your line baking tray, drizzled with olive oil
Bake for 25 minutes until the coating is a nice golden brown colour
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Website

@mylittleoneeats – 2 ingredient pancakes

Michelle is a lover of all things simple and healthy and is the founder of the MyLittleOneEats community. After studying at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition she knew that she wanted to make a difference to the coming generations. Falling pregnant and raising her LittleOne has made her understand the importance of simple and healthy recipes for parents who may be time poor or overwhelmed by the world of weaning.

I am very grateful to have crossed paths with Michelle being a first time mum, it can be very overwhelming knowing what to feed your little one. I love creating recipes for Cruz, however I think it is great to source out other mammas that are doing so as well to give you heralthy ideas and inspiration.  I just know you will love Michelle’s page it is filled with beautiful food photos and delicious recipes.

You can find a range of simple, quick and healthy recipes for your LittleOnes & You on her website www.mylittleoneeats.com.au or follow her on Instagram @MyLittleOnEats

Michelle loves baby & toddler recipes that are easy and require minimal thought and effort. She has an abundance of eggs from our generous hens and she usually will have one over-ripe banana hanging around in the fruit bowl.

These mini pancakes are a perfect snack for your LittleOne or you could add some avocado on top to make it a finger licking (messy) meal.

 

Makes 10 small pancakes

INGREDIENTS

1 large Banana or 2 smaller Lady Fingers (100g)

2 Eggs

Half a Teaspoon of Baking Powder *This is optional but I find it makes them slightly fluffier and not as dense.

METHOD

Mash Banana in a bowl and whisk in eggs OR

Add all ingredients into a food processor and mix until you have no lumps and a nice batter

Pour small disks of batter (5cm diameter) into a frypan over medium heat

Flip over once underside is brown

 

Serve immediately or store for up to two days in the fridge.

Sweet potato and egg bites.


Sweet potato and egg bites are perfect for your baby or toddler
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RECIPE
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1 cup of sweet potato steamed and mashed

1 carrot steamed and mashed

4 eggs 

1/2 cup of organic oats or flour of choice

1/4 cup of milk of choice

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METHOD

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Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender, I use my @omniblendaustralia 

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Pour into mini muffin trays

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Bake on 180degrees for 15-20min

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Allow to cool

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NOTE

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Perfect for snacks or breakfast for your baby or toddler. Can refrigerate for 3 days in a air tight container or freeze for a month. 

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Can add 3 tbsp of cheese if you wish.