Kiwi Smoothie

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kiwism2This morning I tried a new smoothie recipe for Millie’s breakfast; a Kiwi Smoothie. I found the really quick and simple recipe from one of my favourite sites; Weelicious. Millie hasn’t tried kiwi’s before so it was a completely brand new taste for her today. Although she didn’t wolf this smoothie down like our Peach and Banana one, she still enjoyed it. Our mix made 2 baby portions, the second portion was fine to have the next morning for breakfast again. Or you could use to it as for a healthy dessert after dinner or something to fill them up before bed!

Ingredients:

2 kiwis, peeled

1 banana, peeled

1/2 cup milk (the recipe suggests rice milk but we used Millie’s regular formula milk however you could use almond, soy or regular cow’s milk)

Instructions:

  • Simply, place all the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth and then serve!

*Makes 2 baby portions.

Lunchbox: Day 78

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Day 78:

KDD Orange Juice

Water (not pictured)

Laughing Cow Cheese spread Sandwich

Cheesestring

Sunbites Crackers

Cucumber Sticks

Homemade Banana and Peanut Butter Muffin (recipe from Crumbs and Chaos)

Berry Mix – Blueberries, Blackberries and Strawberries

Supplies:

Blue Bento Lunchbox, from Pottery Barn Kids at the Avenues

Silicone Cupcake Cases, from City Star

Lunchbox: Day 77

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Day 77:

KDD Cocktail Juice

Water (not pictured)

Cheeseburger Casserole with some grated mozzarella cheese (recipe from Skinny Mom)

Heartbreakers Crisps

Cocoa Jungle Animal Biscuits

Sultanas and Apples

Raspberries and Peach

Supplies:

Blue Bento Lunchbox, from Pottery Barn Kids at the Avenues

Blue Silicone Cupcake Cases, from City Star

Banana Pancakes for Babies

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banpancake2After the big success of our Banana Toast yesterday I decided to try another Mamacook recipe for Millie’s breakfast this morning;  Banana Pancakes. I really recommend anyone who is weaning their baby or has a toddler to check out her great baby and toddler recipes – I have been a follower of her blog since Oscar was little so about 2 and a half years now and just love the recipes she posts and I have made many of them over the years!

The banana pancakes recipe is again, really simple (like most of the recipes I tend to make!) and our batch made over 20 small pancakes, which can be frozen – perfect for those extra busy mornings or for a quick snack. I love that our batter was simply mixed together using a blender instead of manually having to mix everything. I had never made pancakes before so was a bit concerned before making these that they would be a disaster but with simple instructions and Millie and Oscar happily playing together I managed to make all 20 pancakes with success – yay!

I served Millie’s pancakes with some small pieces of melon and she wolfed the pancakes down leaving little room for her melon! I’m guessing she is a fan of them! I’m glad this recipe made such a big batch as I can see me defrosting these regularly to keep the little Miss happy. I served our pancakes plain without any syrup or toppings but if you are making them for an older child you could serve them with some syrup, chocolate sauce, ice cream, honey or jam. You could even add a few chocolate chips onto them for a treat!

Ingredients:

1 large ripe banana

225g self raising flour (or all-purpose/plain flour with 2tbsp baking powder)

2 eggs

300ml full-fat milk

15g unsalted butter

Instructions:

  • Peel and chop the banana. Add the banana, flour, eggs and milk to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Take some unsalted butter and rub it over the surface of a non-stick pan. Pour or spoon blobs of the batter into the pan.
  • Cook until bubbles appear on the surface of the batter and burst and then flip over. Cook until both sides are browned.

*Our batter made just over 20 small pancakes (perfect baby size). Millie ate two pancakes with some fruit for her breakfast and I froze the rest in ziploc bags. They should keep in the freezer for up to 2 months. To serve, defrost in the microwave and allow to cool before feeding to your baby or toddler.

Lunchbox: Day 76

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Day 76:

Robinson’s Fruit Shoot (Apple and Blackcurrant flavour)

Water (not pictured)

Cajun Chicken Pasta (Recipe from Tastebook)

Tuc Biscuits

Raisins and Sultanas

Milkybar Buttons Mini Cupcake (made from a Jane Ashers Creations Cake Mix

Pineapple Slices

Supplies:

Blue Bento Lunchbox, from Pottery Barn Kids at the Avenues

Pink Silicone Cupcake Case, from City Star

Blue Bento Pick, from 100 fils shop in Souk Salmiya

Lunchbox: Day 75

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Day 75:

KDD Cocktail Juice

Water (not pictured)

Rice Cake with Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Pretzel Sticks

Laughing Cow Breadsticks and Dip

Homemade Banana and Peanut Butter Muffin (Recipe from Crumbs and Chaos)

Melon

Supplies:

Blue Bento Lunchbox, from Pottery Barn Kids at the Avenues

Blue Silicone Cupcake Case, from City Star

Orange Bento Pick, from 100 fils shop at Souk Salmiya

Banana Toast for Babies

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banto2After scrolling through one of my favourite food blogs; Mamacook over the weekend I found a breakfast recipe for Millie that I knew I had to try this week! We already had the ripe bananas in and I knew my little banana and bread fan would enjoy this! It was really quick to knock-up and Millie was content chewing a teething ring in her highchair whilst I prepared it.

I love that this recipe has no sugar in it, so perfect for little tummies and teeth. If you want to make the toast a bit sweeter, you could add some cinnamon onto it. I think i’ll try adding some next time for a boost of flavour although my little miss loved it just that way it was!

Ingredients:

1 ripe banana

1 egg

2 tbsp of milk

1/2 tsp vanilla

3 slices of bread

spray oil or butter to cook

Instructions:

  • Peel and chop the banana. Add the banana, egg, milk and vanilla to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into a bowl.
  • Preheat a non-stick frying pan with butter or spray oil.
  • Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture and co0k until browned on both sides.

Makes 3 baby portions or 1 baby portion and 1 adult/toddler portion. Perfect on its own or add some sliced fruit with it. I served Millie’s with some melon and blueberries.