Friday, 10 August 2012

Baby Ratatouille – Healthy Baby Recipes

Ratatouille is a convenient baby dinner! If you have loads of fresh vegetables in the fridge this is a winner as you can use whatever you have at hand. Ratatouille is simply a vegetable stew as healthy baby recipes contain no salt the trick is to make sure that you colour the vegetables to deliver big flavour!

Baby Ratatouille

2 stems of Broccoli
1 Carrot
2 Small New potatoes
2 Spring Onions
1/3 Red Pepper
Tbsp of Canned Tomatoes
Fresh Chives
Rapeseed Oil
Black Pepper

Firstly, don’t peel anything, wash it well and leave the skins on. Most of the great vitamins and minerals (as well as flavour) are held in the skin. Slice your Potatoes and Carrot to a thickness of 2mm and then begin frying in Rapeseed Oil. When the start to colour add your Spring Onions (which should be in baby hand sized sections). Add the Red Pepper (again in hand sized portions) and fry until the vegetables take on that flavoursome browning and begin to crisp. 

When the vegetables are nicely browned, season with Black Pepper and stir in the Tomatoes (add enough Tomatoes to make a nice sauce). Cook the vegetables in the Tomatoes (add a little water if it begins to dry out) until they are soft enough to eat – not mushy). 

Turn off the heat add your chopped Chives and allow to sit in the pan until cool enough for baby to eat. This sitting (convenient if you are getting baby ready to eat) really allows the flavours to merge a little further.

Super healthy a great way for baby to eat lots of exciting colours and shapes of vegetables too. 

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