Valentine’s DayBaby 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
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.
“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-
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.
5oz (5/8 cup) couscous
enough homemade stock to cook the couscous according to the directions on the pack (check our
homemade chicken stock,
and vegetable stock
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!
From our blog…
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.
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.
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?
Will Your Baby be Our Next ‘Baby of the Month’?
Each month we choose a new ‘Baby of the Month’ from photographs sent in by our visitors.
For details of how to send in YOUR baby’s photograph – and to see our favourite entries from last month…
…we’re looking forward to receiving your entry!