When I see people browsing the baby food aisle in the super market I cant help but have a little shudder inside. There is a few reasons behind that.
At over £1 per meal do people really have that kind of money to burn for what looks no more inviting then cold dog food? The smell is often revolting and the ingredients often stain baby clothes to the hills.
When you work it out at 3 meals per day 7 days a week £21 that is a third of the shopping budget for my family of 4.
Since baby P started weaning I have made my own food from scratch and so far I am consistently making 10 meals for under £1….. 10p per meal is more my cup of tea.
This week I have made a delicious Cauliflower and Brocolli cheese and she has been loving it.
- 1 x 150g Broccoli
- 1 x 150g Cauliflower
- 50g Cheddar Cheese
- 50ml of Whole milk ( for milk allergies use your babies own milk supply)
- Teaspoon of plain flower to thicken
- Steam Vegetables in an electric or over pan steamer
- While this is cooking grate your cheese or measure out if you have bought pregrated
- Once soft enough to fall off your fork drain and place into a large bowl
- Add your milk into a pan and heat until it starts to bubble- Be careful its a small amount so could burn quickly.
- Once bubbling add your cheese and continue to stir constantly until melted.
- If you feel the sauce is too liquid add a teaspoon of flour to thicken- If you do this continue to keep on heat for a few minutes to cook off the flower
- Turn off the heat and leave to cool slightly
- While the sauce is cooling blend you veggies to the consistency your baby likes.
- Once blended stir in your cheese sauce
- Spoon portions into your choice of storage- I have these amazing silicone mould which are perfect size for 4-6 month old portions.
- Freeze and use for up to one month
Something interesting about my weaning journey as that I don’t have a microwave so I take my meal choice for baby P out the freezer in the morning and warm in a jug of warm water when shes ready for it.
Do you have any go to weaning reciepes?