Food for an (almost) 1 year old!

If you’ve seen my Vlogs you will have seen me making a few different things for Arthur and I. So I thought I’d share some of my favourite recipes for food that you can give to a 1 year old. Snacks aside (because lets face it, what adult wants to eat broccoli cake) I enjoy these meals as well. I don’t have enough time to make separate meals for everyone.

So number 1 you will have seen me make in Sunday’s Vlog. It’s the Chicken, Bacon and Leek Risotto. This is a Slimming World recipe so it’s syn free and it’s Arthur’s absolute favourite! He literally ate two portions in one sitting on Sunday.

Serves 4 adults

What you need:

1.75 litres of boiling low sodium chicken stock (in my Vlog you will have seen that I was cooking a joint of ham in the slow cooker so I used the stock from that)

Fry Light

8 bacon rashes with the fat cut off and roughly chopped

2 large or 3 medium sized leeks chopped up

300f dried risotto rice

4 chicken breasts (or 5 skinless and boneless thighs), cooked and chopped/shredded

a pinch of saffron



Pour the stock into a saucepan and keep on a low-medium heat.

Spray a large non-stick frying pan with fry light and place on a high heat. Add the bacon and fry until cooked. Remove the bacon from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside. Spray the same pan with a touch more fry light and add the leeks. Cook for about 5 minutes until they are soft.

Add the rice and stir in with the leeks for about 1 minute. Add chicken and saffron, stir and turn heat down to medium. Add stock one spoonful at a time. Stir often and as soon as the rice has absorbed the liquid add another spoonful. Continue this until rive is fully cooked. It should take around 25minutes.

Add bacon and give it a good stir.

For the adults you can add some salt but I find that it doesn’t really need any.



Next up one of Arthur favourite snacks. Broccoli muffins.


This recipe makes approx 12 mini muffins. I use standard fairy cake cases rather than muffin cases and they are suitable to freeze.

What you need:

150g self-raising flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

2 broccoli florets, cooked and finely chopped

2tbsp of grated cheddar cheese

50g butter, melted and cooled

125ml whole milk

1 egg, lightly beaten



Heat oven to 170degrees C fan (190 normal)

Sieve together flour and baking powder, then stir in the broccoli and cheese.

Beat together the butter, milk and egg and then add it to the flour mixture. Stir until combined.

Spoon into approx. 12 cake cases and bake for about 10-12 minutes. They will rise and be golden brown when cooked.


Here is the link to my Vlog where you can see me making the Risotto:

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So there you have it. Two very easy recipes for your 1 year old!


MamaB x





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