Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Bake
Meal prep is one of the best things EVER! Take this healthy dinner recipe for example, you can prep it the night before. Stick it in the fridge (or even the freezer) and when you come home from work, voila in less than 30 minutes you have a delicious baby friendly dinner ready! Just like that.
I love a good creamy pasta sauce but I do try to make them healthier, so in replacement of cream I have used milk and Greek yogurt and you would NEVER notice. In fact, just the opposite. This pasta bake is creamy, rich and yet super healthy and packed full of veggies too and it is a great way to get the little ones eating aubergine! For some reason a vegetable that has always been a challenge for my kids.
Slice the aubergine thinly, then place onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Drizzle over a little rapeseed oil and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes. Once its cooked you can finely chop it up and stir into the sauce, or if your kids are (finally) used to it, you can add as slices on top of the mixture as shown below.
This recipe uses a mixture of milk, yogurt and goat cheese to create a delicious creamy sauce and is topped with a little extra Mozzarella which is totally optional. I use the new Fresh Italian cheese from Dunnes and it is so delicious. Unlike the grated Mozzarella cheeses it isn’t stringy and so is easy for little hands to manage too. I also used just a teeny amount of parmasan cheese, literally 1 tablespoon but for smaller babies just leave this out as it is high in salt.
If you are looking for more baby friendlyhealthy dinner and pasta recipes here are some of my favourites: Broccoli and Seafood Pasta, Super Quick Pesto Pasta, Super Veggie Loaded Pasta, Butternut Squash Vegan Pasta.
This healthy dinner recipe is sponsored by Dunnes Stores and you can find all of the amazing ingredients instore! If you make this recipe please do tag me on Instagram #babyledfeeding! I always love seeing your creations.