Here are some tips for busy working mums like myself:
- You can change some of your adult main dishes into delicious soups, by taking some of the food you prepared before adding seasoning and salt, and add some water and little seasoning and salt, then blend it with an electric mixer, and here you are. You have a new soup every day.
- Hummus is very popular at our house, we usually prepare it as a salad besides fish or grilled meat, but it is very nutritious and can provide a complete meal for you baby.
- You can encourage your kids to eat vegetables by cutting it into very small pieces and adding it to their favorite pasta.
You can make a very tasty and easy meal by combining rice with small pieces of fish meat. My recipe is like this:
Heat two spoons of vegetable oil in a casserole, then add one chopped onion to it.
Stir until the onion becomes brown, then add 1 cup of rice (after washing it with water)
Stir for approx. 3 minutes until the water of the rice evaporates, then add the seasonings and salt and 1 ¼ cup water. Let it simmer under low heat for about 20 minutes. Then serve with fish pieces.
- Cheese sandwiches are a quick choice when you don’t have time, just try using whole wheat bread more often.
- Salads contain necessary vitamins you baby needs while growing up, but most contain raw vegetables that your kid can’t “chew” yet. Here is a rice salad recipe that solves your problem:
Cook 1 cup rice and leave to cool. Cut 1 medium tomato, 1 small green pepper and some olives into little cubes then heat them in 1 spoon olive oil or butter until tender. Combine the rice with tomato, pepper and add some shredded cheddar cheese and canned tuna.
- Most kids love yoghurt, it’s rich with calcium your one year old baby needs now as he tries to walk and have more teeth. You can give it a new flavor by adding mashed fruits and little honey to it. It will taste better.
- Don’t stick to traditional commercial cereals, they have added sugar and artificial flavors. Try making your own cereal at home. You can use barley, oat, lentil, ..etc. on general, you just need to take 2 or 3 table spoons of the cereal powder, add about 1 cup of water to it ( you may also add some cow’s milk) and stir it well , then put over the cooker and stir until the mix becomes thick.