With Easter just around the corner I’m sure we are all starting to think of the eggs we will be cracking in to on Sunday!
While a small amount is fine for us (yes a small amount!!!) – chocolate is best avoided in your baby’s diet. It is high in sugar which is something you should try to limit in their diet.
Try to avoid sweet sugary treats completely if your baby is under one and try to limit them as much as possible for your toddlers – they naturally have a sweet tooth so once they taste it they will want more!
Although your baby and toddlers won’t be tucking in to a feast of chocolate eggs, it doesn’t mean that they can’t be involved in the fun of Easter. Make some memories this Easter with some of our simple tips and fun healthy recipes below.
Easter Bunny Breakfasts
Pancakes: Follow one of our simple pancake mix recipes and then shape like a bunny! (You will probably need to double the recipe to make sure you have enough for the bunny)
Rabbit Porridge: Try our tasty apple and cinnamon porridge recipe and then add some sliced apple and berries to make the bunny face.
Roast lamb is a traditional dinner that lots of people have on Easter Sunday. Lamb is suitable for your baby while weaning once it is well cooked and pureed to a desired consistency. If you are having roast lamb yourself just keep a small amount of cooked lamb to the side and keep some cooked veg to the side before adding any butter or salt. Mix the lamb and veg together and add a little of baby’s usual milk and puree to desired consistency.
If you prefer to cook baby’s from scratch here is a simple recipe to follow. Remember you can freeze any leftovers or double the recipe to have enough for their dinner next Sunday!
Baby’s First Easter Sunday Dinner
- 1 tbsp rapeseed/olive oil
- 50g minced lamb
- ¼ onion, chopped
- ½ carrot (peeled and diced)
- ½ potato (peeled and diced)
- ¼ tsp tomato paste
- 30g peas
- In a deep saucepan, heat the oil over a medium to high heat.
- Add the lamb and onion and fry until browned
- Add the carrot, potato, tomato paste and thyme and add a small amount of water to cover all the ingredients.
- Simmer for about 15 minutes and then add the peas.
- Leave to simmer for another 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and purée to desired consistency.
We also love some of these fun ideas to make with your toddlers:
And for older toddlers and kids, dying and decorating hard boiled eggs is a great way to keep them entertained (just make sure to supervise!)
And of course a cute Easter outfit makes a great photo op!
Enjoy the long weekend everyone!