There are days where feeding bub is just not straight forward. I am constantly trying to make sure she gets her balanced intake of veg, protein and dairy (I don’t really have to worry about fruit with my bub). Add on top of that her strong will and desire to feed herself using forks, spoons and even chopsticks, there are meals where I think only one or two noodles or peas actually make into her belly.
During weeks where I think she really hasn’t had the right mix, I’ll make some pastry items for her. My bub loves them because she likes bread and biscuits in general and these pastries are toddler hands friendly. I insert into these snails or parcels whatever I think she needs a boost of.
Below is an example.
- 1 sheet puff pastry (defrost)
- a small wedge of ricotta (around 100-150 g)
- chopped spinach around 4-5 cups (more if you want to slightly cook it first)
- 2 tbsp cream cheese melted/softened in microwave for 10 sec (pick ones which are salty if possible)
- 1 cup ham or chicken breast (cooked)
Preheat oven 200 C.
Mix all ingredients together
To make the parcels, cut puff pastry into small squares and line a mini muffin tray, with the corners hanging out. Then put a spoonful of the mixture into the centre, and bring the corners into the centre ontop of the mixture.
To make snails, cover the pastry with the mixture, and roll (like sushi). Cut into small sections and lay onto a tray with baking paper.
Put into the oven for 20-35 minutes, depending on how crunchy and golden brown you like them.
[I’ve also used peas, carrots, corn, minced pork – cooked first. You can be as creative as you want]