We've said it before, and we'll say it again: baby food doesn't have to be bland! Let's not forget that babies have taste buds too, and they enjoy good food as much as their parents do.
When you look at homemade baby food typically prepared in other countries, it's interesting to see what other spices they opt to include. Why not introduce your little one to a world of new flavors? We've got a tasty veggie curry recipe from Homemade Baby Food Recipes we're sure they'll gobble right up.
Warming Vegetable Curry
2 small zucchini/courgettes
1 small onion, chopped
2 tsp olive oil
tiny piece of fresh ginger, chopped finely
pinch ground cumin
pinch ground coriander
2 fl oz (1/4 cup) apple juice
4 fl oz (1/2 cup) water
5 oz (4 to 5 cups) spinach, stems removed
1 red bell pepper, cubed
1/2 tsp lemon juice (optional - citrus may sometimes cause a rash around the mouth in babies under 1 year of age)
Saute the onion in the oil over a medium heat until tender. Add the ginger, cumin, coriander and turmeric and cook for 1 min, stirring constantly. Add the zucchini/courgette, apple juice and water. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 mins, until the vegetables are almost done. Add the red pepper and cook for a further 5 mins.
Meanwhile, cook the spinach in a little water, then drain. Chop the spinach, then add to the other vegetables along with the lemon juice and simmer for a few minutes, until the peppers are cooked. Chop as necessary and serve with white rice.