Baby Food Recipes By Jamie Oliver: Helen’s Ratatouille With Mash
I've mentioned before that Leo is going through a real picky eating phase. We think it has something to with with the end of the weaning process. No matter what the reason it's made it near impossible to get him to eat anything remotely healthy.
Marcelo and I have been trying to sneak in vegetables and meat wherever we can. All Little Leo wants though is cheese and bread.
Jamie Oliver is known for encouraging healthy eating habits for kids and adults. I've made so many of his recipes in the past for Marcelo and myself. So I decided to check out his website and see if he offered any recipes for babies.
I found this scrumptious looking recipe for ratatouille! I ended up making a whole tray for the family and scooped out a bit for Leo. He ate it all up and loved that he was eating the same thing that we were.
Here's the recipe below (I added cheese and pulled chicken to ours for the adults)
- ½ a small onion
- 1 small zucchini
- ¼ of a small eggplant
- ¼ of a small green or red pepper
- 1 medium tomato
- ½ tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons tomato purée
- 1 large potato
- 1 tablespoon milk
- Peel and finely chop the onion. Trim and dice the courgette and aubergine, then deseed and dice the pepper. Core and dice the tomato.
- Heat the oil in a large pan on a medium heat, add the onion and fry for 5 minutes, or until softened.
- Add the courgette, aubergine, pepper and tomato, then pour in 120ml water and add the tomato purée. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a low heat and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender and sauce has thickened, stirring occasionally.
- Peel and dice the potato. Cook in boiling water for 15 minutes, or until cooked through, then drain and mash with the milk.
- Chop the ratatouille as required, then allow both the mash and the ratatouille to cool before serving.
Tips: Finger food to serve alongside: cooked broccoli florets