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Baby Friendly Salmon Caprese Skewers

Salmon lovers! This is the recipe for you! As well as being absolutely delicious, Salmon is jam packed with health benefits for kids and grownups alike. If you’re looking for a healthy appetizer or to find new BBQ Ideas, then give these salmon skewers a try and let me know what you think.

This recipe is zingy and delicious and a total winner with kids, try them out at your next BBQ or make them for a healthy and tasty family lunch. For smaller babies remember to remove the fish from the skewers, it is soft and flaky, so is the perfect texture for baby led weaning.

Baby Friendly Salmon Caprese Skewers are full of healthy Omega 3s and protein! This healthy summer dinner is perfect for the BBQ. Juicy grilled tomatoes and sticky sweet (refined sugar free) grilled salmon with fresh basil and mozzarella. Easy healthy baby led weaning. #babyledweaning #BBQ #babyledweaningdinner #babyledfeeding #omega3

The recipe is also a great way to encourage your child to try and eat salmon for the first time and it is so good everyone will love it too. When you are looking for BBQ ideas it can be hard to think outside the box and all too often we get stuck in the trap of making unhealthy food. Including fish in your BBQ repertoire will make a lovely, healthy change and this recipe is one that can be enjoyed by all ages.

The ingredients for this recipe are simple yet delicious, all you will need is salmon, lime, maple syrup, and ginger. The maple syrup gives the salmon a lovely sticky feel and kids are sure to love the sweet and zingy flavours.

Salmon has so many health benefits, which are essential for your children. Fatty fish like salmon is rich in omega-3 fats, which have been shown to improve cognitive function in infants and children. Omega 3 fats are a critical component of brain cell membranes and a. In addition to omega 3 fats, salmon also contains B vitamins, potassium, selenium and is a great source of protein. All of these help to improve brain function, cognition and neurological health. When you consider just how much your littles ones are growing and learning, it’s no wonder that salmon is a great addition to a child’s diet.

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Along with salmon, this recipe also contains ginger, another ingredient packed with health benefits. Ginger promotes secretion of saliva and gastric juices improving your child’s appetite and digestion. The active components present in ginger stimulate digestion and absorption and so can help to settle upset tummies in little ones by relieving constipation and flatulence by increasing muscular activity in the digestive system.

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If you make this recipe please do tag me on Instagram #babyledfeeding! I always love seeing your creations.

Aileen xoxoxo

Baby Friendly Salmon Caprese Skewers are full of healthy Omega 3s and protein! This healthy summer dinner is perfect for the BBQ. Juicy grilled tomatoes and sticky sweet (refined sugar free) grilled salmon with fresh basil and mozzarella. Easy healthy baby led weaning. #babyledweaning #BBQ #babyledweaningdinner #babyledfeeding #omega3

Baby Friendly Salmon Caprese Skewers

Prep time

10 minutes

Cook time

10 minutes

Servings

2 adults + 2 children

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Ingredients

2 salmon darnes
12 Sunstream/Cherry tomatoes
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons pure olive oil
2 tablespoons maple syrup
Black pepper to season
1 Ball Fresh Mozzarella diced
20g basil leaves
Wooden skewers for adults
Plastic skewers for children

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC.
  2. Cut the salmon into chunks and place onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper along with the whole cherry tomatoes.
  3. Add the balsamic, olive oil, maple syrup and a sprinkle of black pepper to the tray, then using a spatula mix the sauce well to completely coat the fish.
  4. Bake in the oven for 12 minutes, then take the tray out of the oven and remove the tomatoes (set them aside for later). Place the fish back in the oven for a further 12 minutes. The sauce should become thick and treacly. Remove from the oven and leave aside.
  5. To make the skewers, add a cube of fish followed by a little mozzarella, a leaf of basil followed by a tomato and repeat until the skewers are filled up.
  6. Drizzle over the remaining sauce from the salmon tray to serve.
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Writen by Aileen Cox Blundell - number one bestselling author, award winning blogger and Mum of 3 kiddies who all eat their veggies.

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