So this time round I thought I’d focus on some of the meals Austin has been wolfing down that have been siphoned off from meals the food husband and I have been eating.
As a general rule, I simply take three or four portions out for Austin before I add the salt. With the recipes below you’ll find a link to a previous blog post and a note of what I left out/altered to make it baby-friendly. I would say that Austin likes a bit of spice – I think he must have got used to it in the womb and from my breast milk!
Katsu curry sauce
So I left the soy sauce and sugar in the recipe (it is such a small amount considering the volume of sauce produced) and he had the full amount of curry powder, but it is such a sweet and fruity sauce from the apples and carrots that the heat is tempered. I just took out the portions for the food baby before I added any extra salt.
Austin has had this with couscous but it would be good with rice or pasta too, along with some extra veg (and chicken if you like!).
When I made a batch of dough for the food husband and me, I took one of the portions (this amount of dough made eight medium pizzas) and quartered it. I simply wrapped each quarter in clingfilm and froze them ready to make an easy meal for Austin. I defrosted the dough in the fridge over night (but you could get it out a couple of hours before you need it and let it defrost at room temperature), rolled it out thinly on a floured surface and then topped it with a small amount of the tomato and carrot (pasta) sauce in my last baby weaning blog post, some fresh mozzarella and torn basil leaves. I cooked it on an oiled oven tray at 220c for seven or eight minutes. Yum.
And finally a quick pudding idea. I whizzed up a drained can of apricots to a purée and froze portions. I simply defrost a portion and stir it through some full fat yogurt to make a fruity yogurt for pudding.