Here it is, week three of my five-week countdown of my favourite baby foods for 9-12 months. Remember, I’m not a nutritionist, I’m not a doctor and I’m not a chef. I am just a girl who loves her food and believes in giving my daughter tasty, balanced meals. What makes these recipes so great? They’re created for the whole family!

Number 3

Chicken curry

Curry for babies, you ask? Why not. I see nothing wrong with giving bubs a little spice if they’re open to it. I find my baby is less fussy and open to more foods for it. Plus, it’s all kinds of delicious.

Ingredients
1 chopped onion
1 cup of peas
2 sliced carrots
1 cup milk (you could use coconut milk if you want)
3 tablespoons of butter
4 tablespoons of plain flour
1/4 cup of cream (you could use coconut cream to change it up a bit, but I wouldn’t if you’re using coconut milk above)
2 tablespoons of curry powder
2 pieces of frozen puff pastry
3 cups of chicken (I like to use chicken from a leftover roast, breaks up nicer than breasts)
1 egg, beaten
[if you’re feeling creative add cumin, curry powder, cayenne pepper or whatever tickles your fancy]

 Cooking time: Approximately 1 hour

Serves four adults, and makes four-five baby freezer meals.

Method

Fry onion and chicken together. Meanwhile boil the veg in a separate saucepan for about 10 minutes. Once all that is cooked put it together in a saucepan and pour in cream, milk, butter and flour. Heat it slowly and mix until thick. Remove a third of the mixture for the baby portion of the recipe and retain the rest, adding the curry powder to it.

For the baby portion, add a quarter of a teaspoon of curry powder (or whatever you think your tot can handle) and blend until chunky. This is your baby curry and can be frozen into desired portions. If you need to increase the moisture add more milk or coconut milk to desired thickness.

While your “grown-up” mixture continues to stew line a pie tray with pastry. Pour your mixture into the pie tray, place second piece of pastry on top, and brush with your beaten egg. Pop into a 180-degree oven for about 45 minutes or until golden. Serve with mashed potatoes.

I’ve loved this since I was a kid, and still continue to devour it. Your can play around with the spice mix and vegetable combination to make it your own.

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