When weaning came around with Indiana I struggled to find baby food I could give him because they all cleverly smuggled in dairy which wasn’t suitable for poor little Indi because of his allergies. I came across For Aisha baby food one day in Asda and thought I would give it a try because all the ingredients looked healthy, organic plus dairy free! Victories don’t happen often when you have a baby with allergies, reflux and couldn’t sleep because their belly was never fall. I did my research and found that their products were not only dairy free but Halal and all ingredients were sourced ethically.
When making baby food you always need to prepare, prepare, prepare! Do your sleepless minds a favour and bulk cook and portion them to heat them up after a busy day. I took a recipe from the For Aisha cook book soon to be released! I made the Chicken and Sweet potato meal, it went down a treat.
You will need:
• 100grams of chopped onions
• 1 tsp of garlic puree
• 1 tsp of ground ginger
• 1 tsp of ground coriander
• 1 tsp of black pepper
• 4 tbsp of chopped fresh coriander
• 50grams of chopped chicken breast
• 200grams of lentils
• 100grams of boiled and chopped butternut squash
• 300grams of peeled, boiled and chopped sweet potatoes
1. Make sure you clean your hands!
2. In a non-stick large casserole dish, place all the ingredients together over medium heat, except the sweet potatoes and squash.
3. Pour 100ml of water over the ingredients.
4. Cover with a lid and leave to simmer gently for 30 minutes (to ensure lentils are fully cooked).
5. Stir occasionally to ensure the ingredients don’t stick to the pan.
6. Once cooked put all ingredients (and the potatoes and squash) into a food processor and dived up into jars to freeze or refrigerate. I got about five portions out of it. When processing the food get it to the right consistency depending on the age of the baby. Indi prefers it lumpier but smaller babies beginning weaning are going to need it really smooth. Add warm water for this.
7. Let baby enjoy!
For Aisha is available from Boots, Asda, Morrisons, Tesco and even Whole Food!
This was a sponsored post by For Aisha, I would like express that I have always used their baby food and wouldn’t promote something that the children or I didn’t completely love.