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New food ideas please!!

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plannedshock Wed 13-Nov-13 16:48:35

I've got the river cottage baby cookbook but I'm looking for quick breakfast lunch and dinner ideas, my 7mth dd hasn't refused anything yet! We are blw, hit me with some ideas!

FreeButtonBee Thu 14-Nov-13 21:39:59

Mini shreddies - mine like the filled ones - the orchard fruit ones are nice. Dip in milk for a minute and lob on the tray.

Porridge - I do it in the micro with not too much milk and let it set then rip it into porridge nuggets. Or mix in some banana or stewed fruit and offer loaded spoons.

Scrambled egg

Toast is good, with peanut butter, jam, cream cheese

Bagels (you can even get mini ones these days)

French toast/eggy bread

FreeButtonBee Thu 14-Nov-13 21:47:28

Sorry, I thought you just wanted breakfast.

Soup with bread fingers - chicken and veg, tomato, Moroccan spiced, butternut squash. Nigella has a recipe for squash and pasta soup in How To Eat which my babies LOVE.

Filled pasta - spinach and ricotta is good - and the waitrose version is surprisingly low in salt.

A nice mild chicken korma

Beef stew - shin of beef stewed long and slow is lovely and soft.

Shepherds pie with potato and sweet potato mash

Spag Bol

Roast dinner

Fish pie.

Poached fish, parsley sauce, mash and peas

Fish cakes

Homemade lamb meatballs in tomato sauce. I make mini ones - DH loves them too.

Couscous made with chicken stock, feta, hummus and chopped tomato

TwentyTinyToes Sat 16-Nov-13 06:43:38

Lentil dahl, rice and naan - make a big quantity of the dahl and freeze here
Chicken and leeks pie with mashb top - i use left over roast chicken and leeks or mushrooms. I use this sauce
Oven baked risotto here i use this method but vary the vegetables and sometimes use left over roast chicken

TwentyTinyToes Sat 16-Nov-13 06:47:23

Oh and macaroni cheese and cauliflower cheese, again freeze the cheese sauce and just add s little cheese and milk when reheating.

My two LOVE cous cous with tinned mackeral stirred in and some steamed vegetables or avocado or tomato wedges. It literally takes 10 minutes, is really healthy and they can't get enough of it!

TwentyTinyToes Sat 16-Nov-13 06:52:26

One more idea, make a huge pot of tomato sauce - tinned tomato, lots of vegetables, garlic, some herbs and cook in the oven for ages so it goes really thick and the vegetables disappear (helpful when toddlers are around). Then use this with pasta, stirred into rice, as a base for other sauces e.g bolognase, on muffins with cheese and grilled to make mini pizza, with fish etc. Freeze in portions for a quick lunch.

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