Let’s face it, food is the way to anyone’s heart. That’s why our friends at Piccolo have rounded up their top-rated recipes for you to try with the whole family this Valentine's Day.
Win over their hearts with Piccolo’s Banana Bread
The love for banana bread didn’t end in lockdown. This lightly spiced tea-time bread is low in refined sugar, instead getting its sweetness from the dates and bananas which also contain plenty of fibre, very handy in pregnancy! A perfect pick me up snack, it also freezes beautifully, so if you have a spare tin, make double and freeze a loaf.
A perfect PEARing
For those little ones who are just starting their feeding journey Piccolo’s Blushing Berries, Pear & Banana puree is a house favourite. Perfect as a smoothie, this fruity puree requires no cooking and is a delicious combination of zingy fresh berries with smooth banana and pear.
Pro tip: Add dash of this to your tipple to make the perfect bellini for adults!
Nothing beats a hearty pasta dish
Piccolo’s Spinach & Tomato Smoked Mackerel Pasta is a great, nutrient packed quick dinner recipe, perfect for when you want something healthy but still comforting.
Make this baby friendly: simply remove salt and pepper from this recipe and check for bones. This can then be eaten as a puree or finger food from 6 months.
A match made in Heaven
Piccolo’s Baby Burgers are a staple and go down a treat with a side of their Veggie Couscous. Quick and easy to prepare, home-made burgers freeze beautifully and are much healthier than shop bought. Dish up this duo and you’re sure to have happy bellies all round!
The Sweet Spot
Hit that sweet spot with Piccolo’s Raspberry & Coconut Custard. Sugar free custard is a great pudding to whip up for little ones and is delicious with chopped banana and tinned or frozen fruits. Try this recipe with a little desiccated coconut for a little extra thickness (you can also use coconut milk instead of cow’s milk for a very creamy dairy-free dessert.)
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