One thing I’ve learned as a mother is that my children will eat almost anything that comes as a dip or spread. Another thing I’ve learned is that I should take full advantage of this at every opportunity. This mackerel spread is a perfectly scrumptious baby led weaning lunch that’s packed to the brim with heart and brain healthy omega 3s. It also doubles as an easy after school snack for your bigger kids!

I serve this baby-led spread with fresh veggies, as well as tortilla strips made from Dunnes Stores Wholemeal Wraps. Any brand of tortilla you love will work, but I personally trust that Dunnes Stores foods are free of artificial ingredients, colors, chemicals, and any nasties you don’t want in your weaning baby’s lunch.

Mackerel spread is a perfectly scrumptious baby led weaning lunch that’s packed to the brim with heart and brain healthy omega 3s. Serve with fresh veggies like carrots or celery and whole wheat pita. Dips are a perfect way to get picky eaters to eat nutritious foods. #fingerfood #babyledweaninglunch #babyledweaning #babyledfeeding #omega3

To top it off, this recipe is incredibly simple to prepare. If you have ten extra minutes, you’ve got time to make this dish part of your weekly…spread. 😉 You’ll want to debone the mackerel thoroughly after it’s baked to make sure baby doesn’t hit a snag gobbling it down. Other than that, all you need is an oven and a blender or food processor to reach smooth perfection and a healthy baby led weaning lunch your family will adore.

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!

Mackerel spread is a perfectly scrumptious baby led weaning lunch that’s packed to the brim with heart and brain healthy omega 3s. Serve with fresh veggies like carrots or celery and whole wheat pita. Dips are a perfect way to get picky eaters to eat nutritious foods. #fingerfood #babyledweaninglunch #babyledweaning #babyledfeeding #omega3

All of the ingredients in Yummy in my Tummy Mackerel Spread with Tortilla Dippers 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 baby led weaning lunch and snack ideas, then you should check these out: Vegan Curried Butternut Squash SoupVeggie MuffinsKid Friendly Pasta Salad.

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Aileen xoxox

Mackerel spread is a perfectly scrumptious baby led weaning lunch that’s packed to the brim with heart and brain healthy omega 3s. Serve with fresh veggies like carrots or celery and whole wheat pita. Dips are a perfect way to get picky eaters to eat nutritious foods. #fingerfood #babyledweaninglunch #babyledweaning #babyledfeeding #omega3

 

 

      • PREP TIME
      • 10 minutes
      • COOK TIME
      • N/A
      • TOTAL TIME
      • 10 minutes
      • SERVES
      • 1 adult and 1 child

What goes in...

  • Dunnes Stores Mackrell Fillets 180g
  • 3 cloves garlic skin on
  • 2 tablespoons Dunnes Stores Greek Yogurt
  • Juice 1/2 lemon
  • Zest 1 lemon
  • Small bunch fresh parsley
  • Black pepper to season
  • Dunnes Stores Wholemeal Wraps

How to make it...

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180ºC.
  2. Place the mackerel fillets and garlic cloves (with the skin on) onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15 minutes until cooked through, then remove from the oven and cool fully.
  3. Remove any bones from the mackerel, remove the garlic from the skins and add to a food processor or blender along with the yogurt, lemon juice and zest, parsley and season with a little pepper. (You can also use a stick blender).
  4. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  5. To make the tortilla dippers, cut the wholemeal wraps into little triangles. Place on a baking tray and bake for 2 minutes maximum. Remove from the oven and place onto a serving board along with a bowl of the mackerel spread.
  6. Serve with sticks of veggies and quartered cherry tomatoes.

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