Royal Baby Food in the Thermomix

8503846614_2c527cfb07_oNow with a new baby boy having been born into the royal family Kate and William would surely be delighted to use a Thermomix to create healthy and fresh food for their new born in a few months time.

Here I present to you my choice of the top 3 recipes for baby food made in the Thermomix which surely makes any baby feel like a king!

 

 

 

Baby puree

 

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Ingredients:

  • 300g of either sweet potato, potato, broccoli, carrot, butternut squash, apple or pear cut into pieces.
  • 800ml of water.
Put the water in the Thermomix bowl and place the Varoma steaming unit on top. Place the vegetable/fruit pieces around the tray and steam for 20 minutes on Speed 3/ Varoma setting. After this, discard the water and chop everything on Speed 10/ 10 seconds. At this point you can add some water or breast milk for a smoother consistency. Vegetable and fruit purees are a fantastic way to introduce solids to your baby. When your baby has become used to the tastes of the vegetables and fruits on their own, you can combine them for example apple and pear, carrot and apple, peach and mango, potato and carrot, sweet potato and cauliflower, potato carrot and broccoli. Recommended for babies from 5 months.
Thanks to christym for this great recipe.

 

Fruit Jellies

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Ingredients:
  • 4 ice cubes 
  • 200g fresh fruit 
  • 15g powdered gelatine 
  • 200 g cold water 

First of all make the powdered sugar by mixing it for 3 seconds on speed 9. Add the ice and 120g fruit then chop for 1 minute on speed 9. Then heat the mixture for 4 minutes Speed 1/100 degrees so it comes to a boil. Now you add the gelatine and mix everything for 10 seconds on speed 5. Add the cold water and allow to cool a bit. Place the rest of the fruit into moulds and pour the mixture over the top. Now place in the fridge until set, this will take about 4 hours. Recommended for babies from 6 months old.
Thanks to Liz Mancini for this great recipe.

Chicken and vegetable pasta

 

 

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Ingredients:
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 400g of any vegetables
  • 30g olive oil
  • 200g chopped tomatoes
  • 600g water or stock
  • 200g chicken fillet
  • 100g milk
  • Mixed, fresh herbs
  • 200g pasta (ideally small shells such as Conchigliette or macaroni)
  • 100g quick cook vegetables (e.g. peas, sweetcorn etc.)
Place the onion and garlic clove in the Thermomix and chop for 3 seconds on speed 7.
Now add 400g vegetables. If they are hard vegetables (e.g. carrots, sweet potato, pumpkin, etc.) put them in first and chop for 3 seconds on speed 7. Then add the soft vegetables (e.g. zucchini, mushroom, capsicum) and chop for 3 seconds on speed 5. Caution – only add small amounts of strong tasting vegetables like celery, turnip, parsnip and peppers as your baby may not eat them!
Add 30g olive oil and cook for 7 minutes at Varoma temperature on speed 1.
Add 200g chopped tomatoes, 600g water or chicken stock, the milk, the chicken fillet (cut into 4 pieces) and a handful of washed herbs (e.g. parsley, sage, thyme, basil).
Cook for 10 minutes at 100C on reverse speed slow with the internal steaming basket on top of the Thermomix – this will let the steam out but prevent hot bits of food coming out.
Remove cooked chicken and set aside.
Add the pasta shells and cook for 15 minutes at 100C on reverse speed soft or until the pasta is sufficiently soft.
If you wish, add up to 100g of the quick cooking vegetables the last 7 minutes of cooking.
Blend on speed 4 to desired consistency with the aid of the spatula, then set aside into large bowl.
Place cooked chicken pieces back into the Thermomix bowl and shred on reverse speed 4 for 5 seconds or until sufficiently well shredded.
Combine shredded chicken with pasta with the aid of the spatula.

 

Credit for this excellent recipe goes to Thermolicious!

 

I hope you and your baby will enjoy these recipes. Of course I am not a nutritionist and I am not specialised in baby food. These recipes are guidelines and for more information for a healthy and appropriate diet for your baby please consult a professional. Thank you!
And if you are interested in the Thermomix and what else it can do, why not book a demonstration with us and we can show you how great this device is. Just click here!
Categories: How To, Recipes

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