Saving time & energy is imperative when you have a baby. Making delicious, healthy meals that the whole family can eat (including babies) can be simple, quick and easy if you have the right ingredients.
It is important to make sure each meal has a nice amount of protein, carbohydrates, fibre and some healthy fats for proper nutrition. One of the simplest ways to do this is to use superfoods such as sprouts. There are many different sprouts available but my top picks that are suitable for all ages (including babies) are alfalfa sprouts, pea shoots, bean sprouts, mung bean sprouts & lentil sprouts.
Aussie sprouts, a fabulous Australian owned company has a range of delicious sprout options, including my favourite called the crunchy combo (mung bean sprouts, chickpea sprouts, lentil sprouts). They are available in the fridge section at your supermarket, and make it so easy to enhance the nutrition of your meals for your family.
Sprouts are rich in healthy proteins, fibre and healthy carbohydrates, whilst also being packed full of essential vitamins and minerals like magnesium, calcium, folate, vitamin c, iron and vitamin k. These are all vital for good health at all ages, but especially in the early developmental stages.
Depending on your babies age and chewing ability, will determine how you process the meals for yourself and for them.
Here are some delicious meals you and your whole family can share to super charge their nutrition:
- Mashed sweet potato (once potato has cooled add in the rest of the ingredients), Aussie Sprouts Crunchy Combo mashed through with a generous serve of yoghurt, salt & pepper. This is perfect as a main meal for the baby and as a side with a serve of protein for the rest of the family.
- Avocado on sourdough toast with alfalfa sprouts mashed on top. The perfect quick breakfast or lunch
- Tacos with beef mince for the family, served with Aussie Sprouts Pea Shoots or bean sprouts. Use the mince with the sprouts for bub as an iron rich meal.
Feeding your baby and your family with the same healthy ingredients will save time and money. Using superfoods like sprouts from the Aussie sprouts range is a super affordable way to enhance nutrition for everyone.
Michaela Sparrow, Naturopath, Nutritionist, Anti-Ageing Practitioner @thelongevityremedy