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
POSTED BY KIM
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
POSTED BY KELLIE
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
POSTED BY LINDAL
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.