A baby's brain grows rapidly between birth and their third birthday. With most of this growth taking place in the first year, it's important to introduce good sources of Omega - 3 fatty acids. These essential nutrients are found in seafood. Therefore, it is important to introduce appropriate fish to babies (however as seafood is one of the top allergic foods, please follow doctors advice on the right time to introduce into your baby's diet). Research even suggests that babies and children who regularly eat fish develop healthy brains and eyes and are less likely to develop asthma. This is also a great recipe for pregnant women who should regularly eat low mercury fish to ensure healthy development of their baby.
Salmon and Kale Pasta Recipe
- Suitable from: 8+ month old
- Preparation time: 2 minutes
- Cooking time: 20 minutes
- Ingredients: 50g smoked salmon, 3 stalks kale, zest of 1/2 lemon, 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, 2 tbsp greek yoghurt, cooked pasta
- Slice the smoked salmon into smaller pieces.
- Rinse the kale in water, cut out the stems and roughly chop.
- Place salmon, kale, lemon zest and fresh ginger in the steamer basket of the Babycook.
- Fill the Babycook with water to level 3 and press steam button.
- When cooked, put all the ingredients in the blending bowl while reserving the cooking liquid. Mix, adding the greek yoghurt.
- Serve with cooked pasta.
Et voila, bon appétit!
If serving to toddlers, children or adults, there is no need to blend. Simply stir the greek yoghurt through with a spoon for a chunky sauce. Serve with parmesan cheese.