Easy Salmon, Broccoli & Dill Quiche BLW [7-8m+ if no egg & dairy allergies], Toddler & Family

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I never seem to have the time to make my own shortcrust pastry for quiche so this time I have cheated again and used a good quality store bought pastry sheet. πŸ™Š.

Nevertheless, all 3 boys (hubby included) loved this dish! Yeah! πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ
I absolutely love the taste of dill with fish especially with salmon! This creamy quiche will make you want to make it again and I promise you, even your fussy eater will like it, because my one did! πŸ˜„ Go on, make this yummylicious quiche and report back to me your feedback!πŸ˜‰

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Ingredients

🐟 1 pastry sheet (cold from the fridge)
🐟 300gr fresh salmon filet
🐟 1 small broccoli
🐟 1/2 cup cream
🐟 1/4 cup milk
🐟 2 eggs
🐟 2 heaps tablespoons of fresh chopped dill
🐟 1/2 tsp salt (avoid for babies under 12 m old)
🐟 pepper to taste

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Method

  1. Preheat oven to 190 C.
  2. Spread the pastry into a quiche pan / any medium size baking tray.( If you make your own pastry from scratch then let it harden for 1 hour in the fridge.)Β Bake it for 8-10 minutes, the pastry has to be slightly golden.
  3. Blanched the broccoli and cut into smaller florets.
  4. Cut the salmon into 1cm thick then cut half again.
  5. In medium bowl, beat the eggs then add cream, milk, dill and s&p and beat until it’s well combined.
  6. Spread the salmon slices on the quiche base, then spread the broccoli evenly over the salmon. Gently use a table spoon to pour the egg mixture over the salmon.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes until the quiche is golden brown. Served warm with salad. πŸ˜‹

Enjoy!
Kat xx

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My child has gone off their milk, how can I make sure they are getting enough calcium?

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Here is my second collaboration with my lovely friend Sally http://www.sproutingyumminess.com . Our second topic is My child has gone off their milk, how can I make sure they are getting enough calcium?

I will talk about our first born who was a fussy drinker as a baby and now I call him my fussy eater toddler!

He’s always been a bad drinker as a baby when I breastfed him. I had more than enough milk to give and I was pumping religiously and froze 2-3 bags of milk every day, but he was just not drinking enough. By the time he’s reached 5 months old I had to move him to formula milk as I wasn’t producing enough for him amymore. The guilt kicked in and it has made me very sad as a first time mum and have shed many tears.

It was a daily battle to feed the recommended amount of milk and at 6 months, once the weaning process began, it was a case of β€˜hiding’ milk in his food as he was not drinking enough from the bottle. One of my biggest concerns was hisΒ  lack of calcium for his growing bones, nerves and other cells. If this sounds like you; your little one has lost interest in their milk or they have a milk or dairy allergy, TRY NOT TO WORRY, there are numerous other sources of calcium, many of which are actually better than milk at providing calcium that actually works with our bodies, helping our littleones to grow healthy happy cells!

Here is a piece which Sally has written so nicely.

Here’s why… our bodies find calcium difficult to absorb if the environment isn’t quite right. For example, absorption is hampered if our child’s diet is high in acidic foods such as meat, refined carbohydrates and soft drinks/ juices. When we eat food derived from animals, like milk, calcium is actually taken from the bones to properly digest the animal protein. So, in short, when your littleone is drinking milk they may be taking in calcium but they will also be using their calcium stores to digest the milk. This is why vegetable based sources of calcium are equally, if not more, important for building our child’s calcium levels. Calcium also requires vitamin D to be properly absorbed so encouraging your littleone to play outside or looking into supplementation of vitamin D is another way of optimising their calcium absorption.

Our bodies need and use calcium more than any other mineral. It is important for our little people because it helps develop their rapidly growing bones, it plays an important role in muscle contraction and transmitting nerve and hormone messages around the body (including between their brain cells) for normal cell function. Non-dairy sources of calcium include green vegetables (like broccoli, kale, spinach, and edamame beans), oranges, avocado, butternut squash, oily fish (like canned salmon and sardines), white beans and ground almonds – another reason to encourage our little ones to eat this sort of food every day and to avoid junk food as part of their everyday eating.

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oat Muffins BLW [7m+] & Toddlers

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Providing you are fine to give peanut to your babies and no dairy allergy then I would say these are suitable from 7 months old babies. If you are unsure about giving nuts then omit peanut butter as they will still turn out super delicious!

These wheatfree and refinedsugarfree healthy oat muffins are very easy to make, so moist, fluffy and sooooo delicious! A perfect and healthy energy boost afternoon snack or breakfast for toddlers and adults! πŸ˜‹ Both myself and my 3 years old son absolutely love them! I’m baking a lot of chocolate muffins lately and this is all because he’s requested them! πŸ˜„ My little chocolate monster! Haha.

Served 12 mini and 4 large muffins.

Ingredients

*Large bowl
🍌1 cup oat flour
🍌1 tsp baking soda
🍌1/2 tsp baking powder
🍌1/4 cup raw cacao powder
🍌1/4 tsp salt

*Medium bowl
🍌4 ripe medium bananas
🍌1/2 cup peanut butter (slightly runny, warm it up if not)Β – omit if allergic!
🍌2 eggs
🍌1/4 cup natural yogurt ( I used Greek yoghurt)
🍌1/4 cup coconut / olive oil (I used coconut oil)
🍌2 tbsp maple syrup
🍌1 tsp vanilla extract / powder
🍌A handful of chocolate chips (optional and omit for babies under 12m old )

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C.
    Grease muffin cups or a muffin form using coconut / olive oil.
  2. In a large bowl, mix in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cacao and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, mash 4 bananas with a fork. Add the peanut butter, oil, maple syrup, yogurt, vanilla and egg. Stir until combined. Do not over mash the bananas.
  4. Fold the banana mixture in to the large bowl and gently mix, add the chocolate chips last and mix until combined. Dristribute the batter into the muffin or loaf form. Bake for 25-35 minutes in muffin forms or 50-55 mins in a loaf form.
  5. Leave the muffins in the forms for 5 minutes and then remove them and place on a wire rack. Serve warm or cold. πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹