This seems to be the main way we feed our darling Mr B., we make our own meals and he just gets the healthy stuff from it. In today’s case we had yummy fajitas but weren’t happy to give our son sour cream, wraps or the cheese we had so basically we just left all that off and gave him the good stuff.
Chicken and tomato Recipe:
1 red opinion
1/2 capsicum (red pepper)
1tsp dried rosemary
1 large chicken breast diced
1 can red kidney beans
1 can chopped tomatoes
Dice and fry the onion and capsicum until onto goes a bit transparent. Add the rosemary and chicken and fry till it’s cooked through.
Once it’s cooked add the beans and tomato (whee we used canned goods we try and go for organic) and simmer for about 10-15 min.
Busy, busy week in our household. Besides the usual run up to Christmas events and stuff, I took a few extra shifts at my old job to help out so our meals have taken a slight back-seat! Which is working out pretty well for us because little Mr B is having some terrible teething troubles and food has taken a big back-seat anyway. But between all that we have had some winners every so often and this one was a firm favourite with Mr B 🙂
It’s the usual Macaroni and cheese but I’ve stuffed it full of veggies and tried hard to get rid of as much dairy as I could.
So here is the recipe and see how you go:
(We used a standard sized baking dish but you might need to use less/more ingredients depending on the size dish you end up using)
1/2 head of broccoli
Put it all in the dish and give it a stir
For the sauce:
90g butter (I was going to use coconut oil cause I wanted to make it completely dairy free but forgot)
90g spelt flour (I say this is gluten free but someone mentioned to me that spelt still has a type of gluten in it so will have to do some research into that)
1l almond milk
Melt the butter over a low heat and stir in the flour till it forms a paste. Slowly stir in the milk and nutmeg until it thickens up and pour it into the baking dish over the above mix. Give it a quick stir to mix it all up thoroughly.
We didn’t add any cheese to this but topped it with a sprinkle of mixed herbs.
Bake in a preheated oven of 180deg for about 30min.
If you have been following our Facebook page before we started this website, you may remember our failed attempt at baked cinnamon apples.
They were dry and took forever to bake (which if you have a baby you know isn’t ideal). I had a few porridge cakes left over from yesterday and thought it would be a good opportunity to try stewing some apples instead of baking them. Success they came out so tasty, a little bit sticky and syrupy and Mr B loved them!
Cut an apple into eight pieces.
Pour enough water into a small pot so it just covers the bottom and is about half way up the side of the apples
Mix a tsp of cinnamon into the water and place the apple slices in the pot.
Bring it the boil or until the apples are just soft but not falling apart yet.
I’m sure you would do this anyway but break an apple slice in half before giving to your baby as they stay incredibly hot in the middle.