Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Easy Grilled Salmon for Baby Weaning

Since she was about 6 months old (she’s 9 months now), I started giving Myla Rae a taste of whatever was on our adult dinner plates. While she still enjoys her baby puree food, and finger foods of steam vegetables…. She loves it more when she gets to eat the same thing we are having. Plus it’s more economical for us, and so much more convenient.
Grilling in the oven
Here’s an easy salmon and potatoes recipe. Everything gets grilled in the oven for the same amount of time, the only difference is in our adult portions, I season our fish with salt. (No salt in the baby portion please!)

Ingredients
Salmon
Lemon
Unsalted Butter or Olive oil
Your choice of finely chopped herb (dill, thyme etc)
Potatoes cut into small pieces (for faster cooking... because I’m impatient).
Method
Boil the potatoes on a stove top for about 5 minutes. This is so I can place them in the oven for the exact same time as the fish and it will still be soft enough for my toothless baby.
Pre-heat oven to about 180deg, I usually set the oven to “Grill” but it works just as well on normal oven baking setting… just that the skin won’t be crispy.
Mix everything together (salmon, herbs, lemon, butter, and the semi cooked potatoes too) in a baking dish and pop into the oven… it’s THAT easy. Just a few squirts of lemon juice will do btw. I leave it in there for approx 12 to 15 minutes (for a cut of salmon appox 1inch thick).
Yay! Salmon & Potatoes
I know some parents don’t want to give babies any seafood but I feel it’s fine, as long as the portions are small, their diet includes a balance of all kinds of food and as long as the baby has no allergy to seafood (obviously). Oily fish such as tuna, sardines, halibut and salmon are the best sources of healthy omega-3's. But sardines, halibut and tuna are higher in mercury, so I’d skip those. There are benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, essential nutrients found in seafood and it is proven to contribute to infant brain development. These fantastic fatty acids have also been linked to improved immunity. Not to mention salmon is pretty effortlessly tasty too!
I wish I had more coordination so I can eat faster!
As a rule, I always give Myla Rae her milk first, followed by solids (and some water) about 30 minutes or 1 hour after. This is because for babies under 1, milk should still be the main part of her diet so I don’t want her to fill up on solids and then drink less milk after it. Friso Gold provides all the important nutrients to support her digestion and gut health with prebiotics and probiotics. It is also well balanced with nutrients such as DHA and AA for brain development, and antioxidants such as, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E for immune health.
 
Later, for dinner, she will have another favourite of hers- Pumpkin & Rice Cereal. It's easy to make, using Friso Gold Rice Based Milk Cereal. I'll share the recipe on @hollyjean69 Instagram tomorrow, look out for it!
For more information on introducing solid food to baby, click here. I got Myla Rae's first sample pack of Friso Gold rice-based cereal there too.

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