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Simple meals for a baby

By May 8, 2015August 5th, 2016No Comments
Being a first time mom is not an easy task, now imagine being a first time mom with no family close by that can assist. Yep, that was exactly my situation. I stayed with my mom for only 3 months after my daughter was born but had to back to our house to get ready for work and all of that jazz :(. As exciting as all this was, it was all very scary. 
Way before I even became a mom, I’ve always believed in cooking fresh meals for my children and I was determined to make sure that I do exactly that for Kbear. Of course I had to wait until she was old enough to eat solids before I started cooking for her. Honestly it didn’t take all that long but truly speaking, it felt like thee longest wait of my life. To pass time, I spent my days breastfeeding Kbear, reading through recipes and buying as many Baby cookbooks as I can. When she was ready, around 6 months old, I started cooking her, easy to digest meals. These were mostly fruits and sometimes vegetables. She really enjoyed these and of course I was happy to feed her because I knew they were not only healthy, but also there were no preservatives in them. [see recipe below]
Apple and Pear puree Ingredients

  • 2x Pears 
  • 2x Apples
  • 3 tspn Apple Juice
  • 6 tsp Water
Cooking method
Peal your apples and pears and dice them into lil pieces. Place them in a saucepan/small pot. Add water and juice and place on the stove. Cover up the saucepan/pot and let it boil. Check it often to make sure it doesn’t burn. Once the water has burned up, check the pears and apples with a fork to see if they are soft. If they are, remove saucepan/pot from the heat. With a hand held blender, blend them inside the saucepan/pot or if you like, transfer them into a bowl and blend them in there. Let them cool and it’ll be ready to serve. You can serve this as a meal on it’s own or as a snack after a meal.
Chicken and Potato Soup Ingredients
  • 1/2 Onion chopped
  • Small Knob unsalted butter
  • 1 Piece Chicken breast Fillet – diskinned
  • 1 Large potato
  • Parsley for seasoning
  • A very small pinch of salt
Cooking method
In a pot caramelise onions using unsalted butter,add the parsley,salt, and chicken to the onions and continue to fry. once the chicken has fried, pour in a little bit of water. Cover the pot and bring to boil for 10min. Be sure to simmer it every 5 min. Once the water has burned up, add in the potato and a bit of water. Cover and bring to boil. Cook them until the potato is a bit overcooked, this takes about 15-20 min. Once cooked, mash them together or blend them using a hand held blender [choose based on your baby’s preference]. Let them cool and they’ll be ready to serve.
My daughter really enjoyed these 2 recipes a lot. I used a hand held blender for the chicken recipe because Kbear did not have teeth yet and I wanted to make sure she won’t choke on the chicken pieces. 
I hope you will enjoy cooking this for your little ones and don’t forget to check back here again soon because I will be posting more of the recipes i cooked for Kbear as a baby.
PS: Both these recipes can be frozen. You can keep them in the freezer for up to 7 days.
Happy Cooking