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    Default Blw friendly family dinner ideas

    Hit me with your favourite family dinners that would be appropriate to share with an 8 month old please! I'm looking to avoid making two meals when possible.

    Some meals we've done:
    Salmon and potato patties with salad
    Lamb cutlets and roast vegetables
    Beef stir fry (no sauce on bub's portion)
    Chicken thighs and vegetables
    Gnocchi and bolognaise

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    lasagne, home made sausage rolls (packed full of veges), Steak and baked sweet potato slices, zucchini slice or some other sort of quiche/frittata, chicken and vege kebabs (i do mine with diced chicken breast, pineapple, zucchini, capsicums, and grape tomatos marinated briefly in soy sauce, lime juice and a bit of oil.. then BBQd. Serve ours with satay sauce and rice, and bubs without the sauce and pulled off the kebab stick).
    Bolognese pinwheels (leftover bolognese spread on pastry and rolled up, cut into pinwheels and baked)..

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    Risotto
    Pasta bake (made from scratch with lots of veggies- I have a recipe for a chicken one or a beef one)
    Home made schnitzel with homemade chips, corn on the cob and coleslaw
    Steak and veg
    Home made pizza

    Basically anything! We don't really often have to make a separate meal for dd here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Nomsie View Post
    Risotto
    Pasta bake (made from scratch with lots of veggies- I have a recipe for a chicken one or a beef one)
    Home made schnitzel with homemade chips, corn on the cob and coleslaw
    Steak and veg
    Home made pizza

    Basically anything! We don't really often have to make a separate meal for dd here.
    Would you mind sharing your chicken pasta bake recipe? :-)

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    Default Blw friendly family dinner ideas

    I did a chicken pasta bake too and DS (who was 8 months at the time) just had pieces.

    http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/1915...ken+pasta+bake

    I VERY roughly followed this one.
    I substituted milk in place of the cream (personal taste), roasted my own chicken breast, added roast pumpkin, peeled carrots, roasted sweet potato, smashed the peas and corn a little.. You get the idea. Super easy to add any kind of veggies in.

    The pieces I did give him I just made sure it was soft enough to mash with a fork

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    Since DS started solids at 6 months I always made a big bowl of mixed steamed veggies ( and still do) so would just add whatever protein we were eating to that or

    Pizza - I just got a mini pizza pan for DS and he had spinach, cheese , tomato and basil

    Grilled or roast salmon and greek salad - just flake salmon into little pieces and cut olives, cherry tomatoes in half, small cubes of feta and cucumber

    Kebabs - until he was about 1 he had "deconstructed" kebabs! So just put falafels, pita bread with tzatiki, grated cheese and tabouli on his tray - after 12 months Id make a wrap and toast it and it was great as the melted cheese stopped everything from falling out!

    Tacos - deconstructed same as kebabs - just put tortilla wraps with guacamole, grated cheese and either fish or beef shredded on his tray

    Pasta - spaghetti bolognese or any pasta really

    Any meat or fish and salad

    Butter chicken and rice - this is messy but I would shred the chicken and add to rice with a bit of butter chicken sauce and he would eat it by the handful!

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    My chicken pasta bake is easy

    If you are using raw chicken, use aprox 1 breast and small dice.
    In a large pan, brown your chicken and set aside. (If you're using left over BBQ chicken add towards the end)
    Fry off one finely diced onion and a clove of crushed garlic.
    Add two cups of finely diced veg. Regularly I will use carrot, zucchini, capsicum, broccoli, peas, corn. Whatever I have on hand.
    Once veg have softened a bit, add about 300 ml of cream. You could use milk, but I believe the natural fat in the cream is good for us
    I also throw in a handful of grated cheese to help bind it too.
    Mix in your cooked pasta- about 300g and then throw all of that in a baking dish. I often like to top it with some homemade breadcrumbs and finely grated Parmesan for a beautiful crunch. Bake for about 15 mins.

    ... And now I'm officially hungry!!

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    DA and DD have always had what we have had. If it's messy oh well, that's what bath time is for!
    Salmon fillets have always been a hit with them and well as stir fry with rice.


 

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