I liked the time when I started weaning my baby. Oh it’s been a lot of fun! It can also be messy and takes hardwork but nevertheless exciting.
I want to share with you one of my one year old boy’s favourite meal – rainbow vegetable tuna pasta. I am an advocate of baby-led weaning because it helps them control and respond to their internal hunger cues. As soon as we got to 6ish months, I was cooking proper healthy meals for him. I ditched the puréed food straight away and I am glad I did! My son has a very good appetite that makes mama proud!
This recipe is really simple and you can whip it up in 15minutes. I know time is essential, every minute of mummy life seems to be occupied and go really quickly.
Rainbow tuna pasta ready for serving.
You will need:
- Thinly chopped garlic
- Thinly chopped white onions
- Chopped tomatoes
- Chopped red, green, yellow bell peppers (any one or all)
- Broccoli florets (optional)
- Canned tuna in water
- Baby pasta shells / spaghetti
- Olive oil
1. Sauté the garlic and onion for 30 seconds then add the chopped tomatoes and bell pepper in a pan with olive oil. Leave to cook for 1 minute.
2. Add the tuna and stir. Allow to simmer for 3 minutes.
3. Meanwhile boil the spaghetti until soft and if you decided to add broccoli florets put in a small pot with water and allow to boil. Take water out in both.
4. Using the same pot, heat up 1 oz of your baby’s whole milk and mix the cooked tuna, corn etc with the spaghetti and broccoli. Allow to simmer for 1minute.
5. Sprinkle with a bit of oregano and serve.
I like the combination of these ingredients because of the nutrients my baby gets plus it’s colourful too like the rainbow. This is an easy nutritious meal to prepare for your baby or toddler. He can use his hands in feeding himself too!