Welcome back to another Tasty Meals for Tiny Tots recipe! Creating healthy, nutritious meals is so much easier when you’ve got a few ideas under your belt, isn’t it? We’ve already brought you nutritionist-created vegetable stew and an oatmeal dish that is amazingly versatile, but this week we have something a little bit different for you.
Lauren and Jules from Baby Food Bible (Instagram: @baby.food.bible) have created a recipe you may not have seen before: Purple Pudding! This no-cook pudding is amazingly easy – just blend your fruit/veg and milk, add the chia seeds, and leave in the fridge for a few hours to set! The chia seeds will gel as they rest in the nutrient-rich purée, giving you an ideal starter food for your baby that you can grab out of the fridge and use when you need it without having to worry about anything else. Best of all, though, it’s tasty enough for you and your little one to enjoy.
Prep time: Five minutes
Set time: Approximately three hours
½ cup berries
¼ cup pre-cooked beetroot
1 cup full-fat coconut milk or breastmilk
⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
3.5 tablespoons chia seeds
- Add beetroot, berries, coconut milk and cinnamon to a blender. Blitz until smooth.
- Pour your liquid into a jar with a lid, add your chia seeds and shake until well combined, checking to see there are no lumps.
- Place in the fridge for at least three hours, allowing the chia seeds to gel. Give another shake before serving.
- Once the pudding has gelled, store in the Haakaa Glass Jar Set in the fridge for up to four days. To freeze smaller portions, store in the Haakaa Silicone Nibble Tray for up to two months. Let each portion thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.
Servings: Makes 1.25 cups
Suitable from: Six months +
Nutrition Information (Total):
Note: Coconut milk measured, not breast milk. Breast milk composition can vary significantly, so it’s challenging to provide specific macronutrient information.