Valentine’s Day Baby Food Recipes – Special Treats For Your Little Sweetheart!

Valentine’s Day Baby Food Recipes


Valentine's Day Baby Food Recipes

What better way is there to demonstrate your love for your precious little one than with a special” Valentine’s Day baby food menu”, just for him!

 

These recipes and Valentine’s baby food ideas may not be suitable for all babies…
so remember to check our

first foods
6 to 9 month baby
10 to 12 month baby
and
finger foods
pages for guidelines as to appropriate foods for each stage.

Breakfast
Fruit Sunrise

2 tbsp natural yogurt
2 slices fresh peach, peeled and stoned
1/2 kiwi
1/2 small banana
little pure maple syrup (optional)
1tsp wheat germ

Simply place the natural yogurt into your baby’s bowl and top with the sliced fresh fruit.
If he isn’t ready for finger foods, then simply puree or mash the fruits together.
Drizzle with a little maple syrup and sprinkle with wheat germ.

Lunch
“Hearty” Finger Foods

Using a heart-shaped cookie cutter (or just a knife if you’re artistic!), cut your baby’s favourite
sandwiches into heart shapes.
Or, try this gorgeous red pepper swirl-

1 small red bell pepper
1 wholewheat tortilla
3oz (3/8 cup) cream cheese, softened (or why not try preparing some homemade yogurt cheese?)

Place the red pepper under a grill/broiler, turning often, until the skin is blackened all over.
Place the pepper in a sandwich bag and allow to sit for about 10 mins.
When you come back to the bag, the skin will be easy to remove – also remove the stem and
seeds, then puree well.
In a small bowl, combine the pureed pepper with the cream cheese until well blended.
Spread the mixture over the tortilla, then roll it up and slice it into 1 1/2″ pieces.

 

Dinner
Couscous Hearts

5oz (5/8 cup) couscous
enough homemade stock to cook the couscous according to the directions on the pack (check our
homemade chicken stock,
beef stock
and vegetable stock
recipes)

2 cooked asparagus spears, chopped
2oz cooked carrots, chopped
little olive oil

Prepare the couscous with the stock, then combine it with the cooked asparagus and carrots.
Stir in a little olive oil, then place the mixture into a heart-shaped jello mould and press firmly.
Turn out on to baby’s plate… and serve!

Dessert
Sweethearts

 

From our blog…

Cantaloupe and blueberry hearts

Cantaloupe and blueberry hearts

Find out how to make them!

1tsp gelatine
1tbsp hot water
5fl oz (5/8 cup) grape juice
1/2 ripe nectarine, peeled and mashed

Combine the gelatine with the hot water.
Once the gelatine has dissolved completely, stir in the grape juice.
Place the mashed nectarine into a bowl and stir in the gelatine mixture.
Pour into a heart shaped jello mould and refrigerate until set.

 

Love-ly Apple and Apricot Cakes (sugar free)

Please note that this recipe contains one whole egg – some parents prefer to delay the introduction
of egg white until their baby’s first birthday.

2 tbsp vegetable oil
12oz (1 1/2 cups) sugar free applesauce
8 oz (2 cups) flour
1 egg
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1tsp cinnamon
4oz (1/2 cup) dried apricots

Before you begin, soak the apricots in warm water until softened.
Preheat the oven to 375 deg F, 190 deg C.
In a large bowl, beat the egg, then add the applesauce and oil and beat well.
Next, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.
Beat until smooth.
Chop the softened apricots, then stir into the mixture.
Put paper cases into a cupcake/muffin pan to support them and half fill them with the mixture.
Roll pieces of aluminium foil (one per cake) and wedge them between the pan and the paper cases.
This will create a big ‘dent’ in the cakes, making them look heart shaped (or as near as possible!).
Bake for around 25 mins until golden.

To make these apple cakes extra special, why not top them with some sugar free frosting?

Feel like turning baby’s food a pretty color for Valentine’s Day? Learn how to make

Homemade Food Coloring

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