Being a hands on mother has its many joys as well as challenges so any help from friends and family is very much appreciated. I would like to share with you a white sauce pasta that my son’s nanny helped me make before. I just tweaked the recipe to include vegetables. Your baby needs the fat that is present in the whole milk so unless advised by your paediatrician, along with cheeses, and yoghurts, it should be a staple in their diets.
You will need:
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 tablespoon flour
- grated cheddar cheese
- pasta shells
- broccoli florets
- 1 carrot cubed
- smoked ham
- pepper and/or oregano
- Pour the whole milk in a pan and mix the flour stirring it continuously for one minute to thicken the sauce. Try not to overcook as the curd of the milk will separate if you do.
- Boil the carrots and broccoli in a separate pot. The younger your baby is, the softer the vegetables should be.
- Cook the pasta shells in boiled water following the instructions in the packet.
- Pour the ham and grated cheese into the milk mixture and continue stirring.
- When vegetables and pasta shells are cooked, drain the water and pour in the mixture.
- Add pepper or oregano to taste.
This will make two bowls of pasta which you can give to your baby on two different days. Very nutritious yet easy to prepare!