Chicken and Veggie Pot Pie
One comfort food I missed dearly after I took a clean-lifestyle vow was old fashioned chicken pot pie. Unfortunately, pastry filled with gravy does not always fit the bill when you’re trying to keep it real, so I went on a mission to create a nutritious, baby led weaning dinner that our whole house would enjoy. Lo and behold, here it is: creamy, piping hot vegetable goodness wrapped lovingly in a homemade pie crust. This is the healthiest pot pie I have ever tried, and it’s perfectly suited for your little ones, as well as a great recipe to add to your list of easy family dinner ideas.
I start with the crust, which is as simple as any baby led weaning dinner should be. It contains butter (grass-fed is always best), flour, and water. That’s it! And it stores beautifully in the fridge while you prepare the filling.
Make sure to have at least one pie pan and two ramekin dishes available, as this recipe makes one large pie for adults and two minis for the little ones. Ramekin dishes are just the right size for a baby led weaning dinner, so they are always good to have in the cupboard.
One idea I love to share for these is to double up! These pies are easy-freezers and family friendly, so I promise you’ll want to have them again. If you make two recipes, you’ll have a whole night’s dinner ready and waiting to pop into the oven.
Being a healthy option doesn’t mean we sacrifice flavor in the filling, either. It is amazing! The pastry is packed to the brim with onions, carrots, spinach, broccoli, mushrooms, and parsley. It hits more nutritional marks than I can even list, and instead of traditional gravy, I used natural yogurt and whole milk as a base—perfect baby led weaning substitutes. Add a little parmesan to flavor it, spoon the filling into the pie-crusts and cover (make sure you use a knife to cut a hole in the center for air escape), the bake and serve with a side of peas. Here you have a deliciously creamy, satisfying dinner that’s so yummy, everyone will ask for seconds.
This is such an easy family meal idea that not only curbs comfort-food cravings, but is an ideal baby led weaning dinner. You can rest assured that your little ones’ plates are loaded with goodness.
This recipe is part of my Baby Food Series for Dunnes Stores. I have been so delighted to work with a client who truly believes in what I am trying to do here at Baby Led Feeding. We have so many amazing recipes coming your way over the next few months, along with lots of events, so keep your eyes peeled!
All of the ingredients in these chicken and veggie pot pies are inexpensive and easily available. No crazy produce that you won’t know where to find, and it’s all available in-store.
If you want to see more easy, family-friendly baby led weaning dinners, then you should check these out: Moroccan Turkey Meatballs, Low Carb Veggie Fries, Pulled Pork Taquitos, Little Baby Pizza Bites
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