Introducing Protein! A Recipe.

For a month now I have been slowly weaning Emilie. So far I've only introduced fruits, vegetables & a little dairy. She's doing fantastic and loves her meal times, having not really liked milk which I've mentioned here before. I'm now starting to think about introducing protein into her diet. Whilst out today I popped into our local butchers and brought a big tray of chicken along with some fruit & veg. The rest of today has been spent cooking up batches of chicken meals for my baby food freezer stock pile. I decided to post the first recipe that I cooked up here because firstly I think that it's a great meal for an introduction to Chicken for babies and secondly because it's so easy to cook! I first found this recipe in Annabel Karmel's book, although I changed it slightly.

You will need. 

1/2 small Onion - chopped
12oz of Carrots
8fl oz of water - I had to add extra during cooking so it turned out to be more like 12 fl oz. 
1 Chicken breast - chopped. 
1 Apple
A dash of oil for the pan

  • In a saucepan, heat the oil and saute the Onions. 

  • Add sliced Carrots and pour over the water and bring to the boil. 

  • Cover and cook for 10 minutes. 

  • Add the Apple & chicken and cook for a further ten minutes or until chicken is cooked thoroughly. (I sealed the chicken in a frying pan beforehand and then added to the carrots but I'm a bit OCD when it comes to cooking meat.) 

  • Once cooked, puree in a blender. This recipe is suitable for freezing. 

See.. Easy peasy. I managed to get 8 portions but because it's her first taste of a protein meal I made the portion sizes a bit smaller. I imagine that when she is established on Chicken dishes then I would be able to get 5 servings. 

And whilst I'm here, I cannot recommend these freezer pots enough. 

I purchased them from Asda whilst I was pregnant and they are the perfect size for freezing little ones first meals! 

Now I'm off to cook another batch of dishes! 

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