Age: 4-6 months + Prep time: 30 mins Freezer time: 12 hours (overnight) Allergens: Contains tree nuts (LSA) and milk (in rice cereal)
250g chicken breast or thigh
2 medium / 3 small chopped carrots
1 chopped beetroot
1 large zucchini grated
1 large red capsicum
1 cup of baby rice cereal
1/4 cup of olive oil
1/4 cup LSA mix (linseeds, sunflower seeds and almond powder)
1 1/2 cups water
Preheat oven to 200 degrees (fan forced) and line two baking trays with baking paper
Chop your red capsicum, carrot and beetroot and spread them across the two baking trays with a small drizzle of olive oil. Don't add any salt or flavourings.
Bake for 35-40mins or until tender and soft. Once cooked remove from oven and transfer to a large metal bowl.
While vegetables are cooking. Heat a fry pan to medium heat, add small drizzle of olive oil and add chopped chicken breast or thigh.
Cook chicken until completely cooked through. Can use a meat thermometer to check. Once cooked transfer to a bowl.
In the metal bowl with the roast vegetables, add the 150g of fresh grated zucchini, mix this through.
Once you have added the zucchini, add the LSA mix, olive oil, and baby rice cereal. Mix this through the vegetable mix.
Now it's time to blend. You have two options here. Firstly, you can add your chicken to the bowl with the vegetables and add your water (1 1/2 cups) and use a stick blender to blitz. Secondly, you can use a blender. If you are going to use a blender I would recommend doing it in two batches. So, add 1/2 vegetable mix to blender and 1/2 the chicken and 1/2 the water. Mix and then put aside. Then repeat.
Once completed, add your puree to cube trays to be frozen. You can use baby food trays, ice cube trays or silicone baking trays. In this particular instance I have used a silicone loaf tray to create bigger portions (130g per bar). These are comparable size to a full pouch.
Leave in freezer overnight to freeze through. The next day remove from the trays and add to labelled zip lock bags. Remember to label with dates and name of the product.