Going off weaning and need some quick and wholesome meals for your baby? No need to look any further. Matchstick Monkey have you covered!
These simple, no-fuss recipes are great for introducing your toddler to different flavours and textures – and they're fun to eat with all the family…
1. Mini Shepherd's Pies
A family classic with smooth mash, lamb and veggies - that can be enjoyed by everyone. Filled with carrots, celery, courgette, and peppers, they are perfect for packing in those well-needed veggies! These mini pies are also freezable, which are perfect for getting ahead on those midweek meals.
2. Egg Brunch Muffins
The perfect batch-cook solution for a healthy brekkie, brunch or lunch to go. Filled with red peppers, peas, and cherry tomatoes, they're pretty tasty. Take your toddler on a food adventure with this yummy muffin recipe.
3. Taco Tuesday
Don't forget about your favourite weekday meal night – Taco Tuesday! This tasty meal is filled with the flavours of your favourite taco, only mini-sized for those little hands to eat - ideal for finger-fed weaning stage.
4. Salmon Fish Fingers With Chunky Chips
Another favourite in the house, reworked for the little ones. These salmon fish fingers are high in omega-3 and it's so easy to make our chunky oven chips, you'll be whipping up batch after batch!
5. Easy Peasy 5 Veggie Pasta
This Easy-Peasy 5 Veggie Pasta is a nutritious and tasty meal for baby and toddler! Toss together your favourite pasta, a whopping 5 different veggies and a simple but tasty basil dressing make this wholesome meal. Using a mixture of frozen maize, carrots, peas, green beans and red peppers for vegetables, but you can use any frozen or fresh vegetables that you have on hand or the baby.
6. Chicken & Veggie Curry
My children can't get enough of this delicious veggie chicken curry - and I can't either! It is super fast to make (under 20 minutes) and is easy to toss together with whatever veggies you have in the house. Which makes it a great meal to have during a weekday!
7. Healthy Fruit Muffins
These healthy fruit muffins are the perfect snack for hungry toddlers. Packed with delicious berries, they are great for eating when just out of the oven - leftovers can be put in the freezer, making the perfect midday treat!
We hope these ideas motivate you during those busy nights when you try to cook up something healthy. And that they give you permission to take shortcuts whenever you need them in the kitchen - since feeding our kids is hard work and making it easy on yourself when needed is 100% okay!