Salmon Potato And Pea Baby Food Recipe

 Baby food Recipe Book by Little Mashies, Cheesy Salmon, Potato & Pea

Homemade Salmon Potato And Pea Puree Recipe for reusable food pouches by Little Mashies

Why is fish a great baby food choice for reusable food pouches?

Adding fish to your baby's food is very important, because it is a great source of protein and most importantly the Omega-3 fatty acids are extremely important for good brain, nerve and eye development. One of the very first fish you can give to your little one is salmon. It is very mild and your babies meal won't taste or smell fishy. You can mix salmon with various vegetables and make a very nutritious meal. When buying fresh fish always tell your fish monger that it is for a baby and to remove the bones. Usually the tail part of the fish has no bones but always mention it just in case.


1 large potato, diced
1 cup fresh or frozen peas
110 g canned salmon in spring water, drained 


Step 1: Steam potato pieces until cooked through, about 15 minutes.
Step 2: Add peas and steam a further 5 minutes.
Step 3: Add the mixture to a food processor or blender and puree together with the canned salmon and cheese. You can add breast milk, water or formula if a smoother consistency is desired.
Step 4: If preparing your baby food recipe in bulk freeze the puree into ice-cube trays or spoon it straight into Little Mashies reusable food pouches and then store them in the fridge or freezer. For instructions on how to fill a refillable pouch you can read our blog. For info on how long to freeze specific baby foods for we have the information here To heat food inside Little Mashies reusable pouches, simply run the pouch under a stream of warm water.

Step 5: Label and date your homemade pouches so that you know when to use the puree by. There is a space on the back of the Little Mashies yoghurt and baby food pouches so that you can write all the details.
Step 6: To clean your reusable food pouches you can check out our Little Mashies video here. Little Mashies are see through when held towards light, so it is very easy to see that all of the food is washed out. Because of the specifically designed curved shape, all of the food washes straight out when held upside down under a tap. Little Mashies can also be used in the dishwasher and steam sterilisers, and are BPA free, Phthalate Free, and PVC free. 

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For Baby Led Weaning and Older Kids

In baby led weaning I would serve this recipe to a baby 6-9mths in big fingers and personally I would still puree the peas as peas (and anything small and round) are notorious as choking hazards. Make sure the salmon is completely boneless, and the fingers will be around 3 inches long and one inch wide so it doesn't break off easily when the baby sucks and chews on it. For the baby led weaning potato's make large grabbing sized fingers and don't forget to vary the variety of potato that you offer. Ideally humans need to aim for 40 different plant variety foods per week for maximum microbiome diversity so in my opinion that should start young. It's easy really.. instead of always buying white potatoes, sometimes buy the purple variety!
From 9mths to 12mths in baby led weaning recipes and traditional baby food recipes the food is chopped very small (or mashed) so that the baby can swallow it in one piece. From 12mths you go up in size again to bite sized pieces, and then after 18mths you would offer large finger-sized pieces so your little one can bite off smaller pieces themselves and learn that skill!
For older kids or toddlers this recipe could be rolled into different shapes (balls, ovals, fingers etc), dipped in egg and rolled in rice flour, chickpea flour or wheat flour (whatever your flour of choice) and baked to become similar to a chicken nugget type of meal (but with fish, potato and peas rather than chicken). You could also pop this recipe into a shallow baking dish and add a cheesy sauce on top, or a puff pastry layer to make a pie! You could stir it through pasta, quinoa or rice as well as something different, or you could even stir it through vegetable fingers! Get creative! When you serve this meal save some cooked potato for a meal the next day because cooked, cooled, reheated potato is higher in resistant starch (another awesome thing for our microbiome).  If you would like to learn more about gut bacteria I've written a children's book call Tummy Buggies. You can also read my story, as I've had a very long health history with gut health issues and have tried so many things! If you have any questions in this area just reach out!

Little Mashies reusable food pouch reviews

Very Versatile Product
Very versatile product which I would highly recommend to anyone with a little one learning to eat solids or like mine starting school. Easy to fill (once you get the hang of where to fill to) with all the homemade goodness; easy to use & undo for those little ones who are more independent; easy to clean and dry for the next use. Will certainly be buying and adding to expectant mumma pressies in the future. Thank you
Great Quality And Overall Brilliant
I brought the 10pkt for my 2 year old. However my 6 year old twins are the ones that love them. Sometimes little hard to undo, but understand they have to be. Otherwise kids could undo the bottoms. Great quality and overall brilliant. Would highly recommend to any mum.
I Love That They Are Easy To Clean
These are the 2nd brand of reusable food pouches I have tried and I prefer these ones. I love that they are easy to clean because of the no corners. The colours and designs are also cool.
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BABY feeding FAQS

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At 6 mths of age you can introduce a range of puree's to your baby (see our baby food recipe book and use coupon code RECIPE to remove 100% of the price at the checkout).

For baby led weaning you skip the baby food puree altogether and start with large (2 finger sized) pieces of the food. We would of course do this on our Little Mashies sucky platter! So from 6-9mths of age in baby led weaning foods should be the size of about 2 fingers so that the baby can pick it up and self feed. They also need to be well cooked so they are soft, and with no loose pieces (for example tiny florets that can break off on broccoli, or a slice of apple that's so thin it can break when gnawed on).

From around 9mths with baby led weaning you chop the food very small (to avoid choking). I would suggest 2-4 grains of rice in size. It's a small piece so that if they swallow it whole they won't choke. In traditional baby food recipes this is the stage where we mash food so it has a little texture.

At around 12mths of age in baby led weaning the food goes up to bite sizes (and this is the same in non baby led weaning kids), about fingernail sized pieces. Of course some babies will be on a different timeline depending on whether they have heaps or a few teeth.

Every baby is different and you just have to watch carefully and get to know how your baby is with food. Never leave them alone whilst eating, and I also recommend sitting them at a table with you for all meals if you can. It helps set the expectation for later in life and you can be a role model for how to eat well. Around 18mths you can offer your little one larger serves again (so a whole apple for example) so that they can learn to take smaller bites themselves, to chew, and to swallow.

It is widely recognised that babies should start solids around 6 months of age. At this time reusable baby food pouches can be really convenient to take your homemade healthy puree with you when you are out and about. Spoon attachments are available so you can feed your baby directly from the pouch from 6 months old. Without a spoon attachment babies usually start feeding themselves pouched food around 8 months old. This is when they hit their independant phase and what to do everything themselves. A pouch is a lot cleaner than a bowl and spoon in these circumstances. We do however advise that you give your baby a variety of meals, not just ones that are in a refillable pouch.

Refilling your reusable yoghurt pouches is easy! Simply turn the reusable food pouch upside down and open the wide double ziplock at the bottom of the pouch. Once the zipper is open you can spoon yoghurt into the pouch or pour it in (out of a jug or bottle).

If you are concerned about making a mess you can use a kitchen funnel so that all of the yoghurt stays away from the yoghurt pouch zipper.

Another idea that we commonly do at home when filming videos (but it would also be useful when holding a baby in one arm), anyway.. the idea is that you put the pouch upside down in a glass (with the lid on), open the ziplock and the glass acts like a second hand, holding the pouch still whilst you spoon the yoghurt in. This is what I do when I only have one hand to use for the refill!I also tend to refill my reusable yoghurt pouches in bulk. I'll buy a good quality yoghurt from Coles or Woolworths and will fill a whole 10pk of pouches in one go so they are all ready for snacks on the go.

My kids always want to eat when they are out and refilling the reusable pouches one at a time just doesn't work for us. The only time i do that actually is when I've pureed a meal that my toddler refused, put it in a reusable pouch, and given it to her again. Oh and the other time I do singles.. there are two actually. When we go for ice-cream (it is so much cleaner when in a pouch), and when I have leftover smoothie (again, it stops me getting smoothie all through my car, pram, or playroom).

Little Mashies refillable yoghurt pouches are compatible with pouch filling machines that are on the market. Our spout is universal so even though we don't think you need a filling machine, our reusable pouches will fit. All of our yoghurt and baby food pouches come with anti-choke lids as standard.

Cleaning reusable baby food pouches is easy! We have designed Little Mashies refillable yoghurt pouches without corners so there are no places for food to get stuck (we would hate your little one to get sick from old food stuck in corners)!

When you open the ziplock you can see all the way through the pouch to ensure it is clean. If you have a dishwasher you can clean the pouch using that, otherwise you can wash your reusable baby food pouches by hand and this takes around 20 seconds. Little Mashies squeeze pouches are BPA Free and are safe to wash with warm water.

If you need some meal ideas for your refillable pouch you can find home made yoghurt here, baby food recipes here, and pouch smoothie recipes here.

Now, to clean your Little Mashies food pouches by hand simply open up the ziplock at the bottom and take off the cap. Run warm water through the open ziplock with the baby pouch facing downward so the water comes out of the spout and into the sink. The shape of Little Mashies reusable pouches acts like a funnel, pushing out food and making the pouch very easy to clean.

To start washing your reusable pouch, squirt some dishwashing liquid into the refillable pouch, then use a baby bottle brush to clean the inside walls (just like a baby bottle). To clean the spout use a straw brush (like the ones we have here), and clean it in the same manner that you would clean the teat from a baby’s bottle. Give the reusable pouch a rinse and place it over a kitchen utensil in the drying rack to dry. If you don’t have time to dry it fully place it in the freezer until you are ready to use it again. Do not put wet reusable food pouches in dark cupboards or draws. They are very easy to dry if you have removed the cap, and placed something inside the zipper to keep the pouch open (we use a whisk, tongs or a spatula).

Note that if you continuously wash your pouches in the dishwasher the high temperature will make the zipper wear out more quickly. At home we wash our pouches mostly by hand because it is so quick and easy and then just use the dishwasher when we have had loads of kids over and served reusable yoghurt pouches or smoothies to them all.

Oh and while I remember if you use the code RECIPE at the checkout it will remove 100% off the price of the baby food recipe ebook so you can get some inspiration for your refillable pouches.

Some parents start introducing a sippy cup or straw cup to their babies around 6 mths of age. This can make it easier to transition from breastmilk or bottle feeding around 12 mths of age. Most paediatricians recommend babies 18 mths or older use an open sippy cup rather than a bottle, so anytime before then is fine. This is why we have a 4 in 1 sippy cup, so that you don't have to purchase seperate products as your baby moves through the stages of learning how to swallow and drink. To shop the Little Mashies silicone sippy cup, check out our baby feeding range here.

All of our baby food recipes are contained within our ebook. You can get a free download by using the coupon code RECIPE at the checkout. Simply add it to the cart, pop in the coupon code, and it will remove 100% of the price.