Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Christie @ Little Big H {Guest Post}

Hi, my name is Cristie and I blog at Little Big H. This is my very first guest post so I am very excited. I started Little Big H late last year as a way to share recipes with other parents interested in raising adventurous eaters. My son is now 12 months old and eats everything (just about everything - I’m still working on blue cheese).

The recipes on my blog are nutritious, delicious and not too difficult. You will find lots of recipe ideas that are suitable for babies just starting solids at 4 months old and now that my son is reaching the point that he can eat what we eat - recipes that are suitable for the whole family.

I also write about baby/toddler fashion and the occasional baby/toddler product.

I hope you enjoy the recipes below. They are suitable from 6 months (if you have introduced the ingredients individually). Chicken with apples is a great introduction to a protein as apples are often one of the first foods babies try. The addition of thyme gives it a lovely flavor.

Chicken with Granny Smith Apples and Thyme
Ingredients
¼ onion, finely diced
2 medium sized Granny Smith apples (approx 150g), diced
1 potato, diced
50 grams chicken breast, diced
Pinch of nutmeg
1 sprig of thyme
1 tbls crème fraise (optional)

Steps
Add the onion, apple, potato, chicken and the sprig of thyme to a steamer basket and steam for approximately 15 minutes – or until the chicken is cooked through

Once cooked, discard the spring of thyme. Add the ingredients to a blender along with nutmeg and crème fraise and a little of the cooking juices

Blend until you have a smooth puree, adding more of the cooking juices until the desired consistency is reached 

Sole with Red Grapes and Fennel
Ingredients
1 small bulb of baby fennel, finely sliced
A bunch of red grapes – about 100g (or a tbls raisins if out of season)
50g Sole fillet (or another delicate white fish), diced
150g parsnip (or potato), diced
A few parsley leaves

Steps
Add all ingredients to a steamer basket. Steam for approximately 15 minutes or until the fish is cooked and the vegetables are tender

Once cooked, add the ingredients to a blender along with a little of the cooking juices. Blend until the desired consistency is reached.

Berry Coulis
Ingredients
250g mixed berries (I used strawberries, blueberries and raspberries)
1 tbls water

Steps
Add berries and water to a saucepan and cook over low heat for about 10 minutes. Squash the berries with a folk to release some of the juices. Add additional water as needed.

Remove from the heat and serve as is to older babies that are used to the texture or blend to achieve a smooth coulis.
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Hey guys, it's Steph! How INCREDIBLE are these recipes?!?! Christie is phenomenal, and so is her blog. Definitely check it out! Is anyone else inspired...because I am! I think I'm ready to step up my game! Thanks a bunch for sharing Christie!!!!
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