THE BABY COOK

Kale Pesto Recipe

Kale Pesto Recipe

If, like me, you have a veggie patch overflowing with Kale at this time of year, it's time to start thinking of some family friendly meals to use up all that goodness!  Try serving this with veggie pastas such as chickpea pasta or lentil pasta if your little one is a pasta-addict and you're looking to get more veggies into their diet.

Steamed Christmas Kids Plum Pudding

Steamed Christmas Kids Plum Pudding

While the festive season is a great time for your baby to try new foods, dessert can be a little tricky. Between the brandy cream, custard, butter and plum pudding, which are all full of Brandy, you may wish to create an alcohol-free plum pudding suitable for toddlers and young children.
Carrot and Potato Puree Recipe

Carrot and Potato Puree Recipe

Simple purées with only one vegetable are a great place to start when introducing food to your baby for the first time. Once you have introduced vegetables such as potato and carrot, you may then wish to create purees like this recipe that mixes both foods together to create a new flavour again.
Moroccan Lamb Tagine

Moroccan Lamb Tagine

While it may not be slow-cooked in a traditional tagine, the flavours are delicious and it can be made in a fraction of the time! Leave chunky for Baby Led Weaning or if you are introducing finger foods to your little one.
Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Puree

Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Puree

Eating a rainbow each day is about eating a wide variety of foods so your baby's body gets all the essential nutrients it needs. When cooking this recipe, we used purple sweet potato for added variation but regular sweet potato works great too. 
Beef and Veggie Puree

Beef and Veggie Puree

When introducing new foods, it is important to make sure your baby is eating enough foods that are high in iron. This beef and veggies recipe is packed with iron from the beef and peas, as well as lots of other vital vitamins and minerals from the veggies.
Creamy French Tarragon Chicken

Creamy French Tarragon Chicken

This easy take on a classic French dish is quick and easy to make in the Babycook! While introducing your little one to delicious new flavours such as tarragon, you are  building their palette while serving healthy and nutritious meals. With steamed broccoli and chicken in a creamy sauce, this recipe can be made as a puree or with pasta for BLW.

How to make Homemade Baby Food that you won't find at the Supermarket

How to make Homemade Baby Food that you won't find at the Supermarket

While the possibilities of purees you can make for your baby are endless, here are some recipes you can try in your Babycook, including veggie, fruit and meat purées.

Kale and Pea Puree

Kale and Pea Puree

Kale is among the most nutrient-rich foods, meaning it is a true 'super food' for your baby. Peas are high in fibre and anti-oxidants and together with kale, will leave your baby feeling satisfied while ensuring they are filling up on the good stuff! Stir this puree through some well cooked pasta for a delicious and healthy finger food option for your little one.

Veggie Burgers

Veggie Burgers

Using a base of lentils which are high in antioxidants, iron and magnesium, these veggie burgers are not only a delicious finger food for the little members of your family, but anyone wanting a meat-free alternative at dinner time.

Creamy Veggie Purée (Dairy & Gluten Free!)

Creamy Veggie Purée (Dairy & Gluten Free!)

A creamy (Dairy free) veggie puree will be perfect for your little one on these cold winter nights. While it packs a punch in terms of its' nutritional content, this puree is fairly flavour neutral, and therefore well tolerated by immature tastebuds!
Spinach Purée Recipe

Spinach Purée Recipe

Spinach puree is a great choice for one of the first foods for your little one - it is high in iron, zinc, folate, fibre and vitamins A & K. Try combining it with sweet potato puree for a creamier texture.