3 Easy And Quick On-The-Go Recipes for Your Little One

We asked our friends at Subo for some delicious and easy recipes for babies, through to kids that we think your little ones will love! 

When babies start eating solids, they may find it a little unusual at first as they are experiencing new taste sensations and textures. It’s important to introduce mashed, puréed/smooth and soft pieces of finger food at first so that babies can learn how to chew. This also helps with speech development and encourages self-feeding. 

Three healthy snack ideas for toddlers e.g. smoothies/oats - 1-2:

There are so many delicious and nutritious foods that you can give your little one to snack on. 

Here are some of our favourites:

1. Berry, banana & spinach smoothie

- Approx. 1 cup mixed frozen berries (defrosted) - 1 banana

- ½ cup of natural Greek yoghurt

- Large handful of spinach leaves

- A touch of milk (add more if consistency is too thick)

   Method:

Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth. 

2. Creamy vanilla oats

- 1/2 cup oats

- 1 cup milk of choice 

- 2 tsp chia seeds

- 1 tsp mashed banana 

- 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract (alcohol-free)

   Method:

Add oats, milk, chia seeds and vanilla to a microwave-safe bowl or stove-pot. Whisk until combined. Microwave on high for 2 minutes or cook on the stovetop for 2-3 minutes until creamy.

Allow to stand for 10 minutes to cool before stirring through some mashed banana, before spooning into Subo bottle and serving. 

3. Home-made Hommus
   This is a great, simple and healthy snack for the kids (and adults!) 
- 400g canned chickpeas (reserve some liquid for the end)
- 1/4 cup liquid from the canned chickpeas
- 1 medium garlic clove (minced)
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup tahini, hulled (mix well before using)
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper (optional if you have an older child) 

       Method:

    Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth. If hommus is too thick, add a little more lemon or reserved liquid from the can. Season to taste at the end to make sure you don’t over-salt the hommus. Serve with carrot sticks, celery or healthy crackers/biscuits (or just eat spoonfuls of it!). Our kids LOVE it and it’s full of iron, fibre and vitamins!

    Here at Subo, we created ‘The Food Bottle’ for babies 6+ months old, the perfect way to introduce puréed and mashed foods to little ones. Babies can learn to feed themselves with The Food Bottle, and parents are happy because their little ones can’t squeeze the bottle and make a mess everywhere! We are huge fans of homemade, delicious wholesome meals and love getting creative in the kitchen. We love giving our little ones homemade goodness, and knowing exactly what’s going into their little tummies. Some examples of ‘soft solids’ when introducing solids include pureed vegetables (one or several different types), puréed fruits, puréed legumes or chicken mixed with vegetables. As your child grows, you will be able to start introducing other foods such as yoghurts, chia puddings and nutrient-packed smoothies into your Subo bottle as well.

    There are so many combinations of homemade food you can create for your child. We love knowing that these are made without the preservatives hidden in processed squeezy pouches. When making your puréed food at home, it’s a good idea to cook in bulk and freeze the food in portions using ice-cube containers, freezer bags or mini food tubs. This saves precious time so that you can defrost and then heat your baby’s food when required.  

    You can take Subo on the go when you are rushing to take your children to kinder/school, out in the park when you are walking your baby/toddler in the pram, or even feed your child in the supermarket trolley while out grocery shopping!

    Use discount code GRIN10 for 10% off site-wide at Subo!