If anyone else out there is as obsessed as me about trying to help your baby to sleep through the night, then you’ve probably read about the importance of feeding them protein foods at lunchtime to help keep their wee bellies full for a dreamy night’s rest (for bubs and the adults of the house!).
Despite my best efforts, some days Isabella eats like a champion at lunchtime (breakfast and dinner are amazing - eats like a horse!) and other days she’s not so fussed and it’s a lot harder to get protein (or any food for the matter) in her mouth and not on the floor!
As a result, I’ve been trying a few different things to encourage Isabella to feed herself (which she loves) while also ensuring she’s getting plenty of protein to fill her up and iron to help her wee brain develop. These eggy, meaty, supergrain muffins are such a simple recipe that are packed with vitamins and minerals to help nourish your little ones while also being full of protein to help with sleep…fingers crossed!
1 cup finely chopped (or mashed) leftover vegetables (I used leftover roast pumpkin and orange kumara)
3 Tbspn frozen raw red meat, grated (beef, lamb, venison or liver)
Pre-heat oven to about 150°C
Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl and then spoon the mixture evenly into muffin tins or silicon muffin moulds for easy removal
Bake for ~20 minutes until golden and cooked through
Remove from the oven and let cool
Store excess muffins in the freezer and then simply defrost and heat before serving
NB: Only offer these if age-appropriate for your baby. You know your baby best!
Please be aware of food your baby can eat and what textures/foods you have been giving them before offering these wee muffins. Isabella has always been offered a variety of finger foods and textures and is quite comfortable being fed 'Baby Led Weaning Style' and as a result has learnt to chew her food before swallowing it from a young age. With food like this, I always make sure I'm present to ensure Isabella enjoys her food safely :)