St. Patrick’s Day Baby & Toddler Recipes Created by an Irish Mum
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and I want to celebrate with you by sharing these super healthy Irish recipes. I lived in the USA for just a bit and I know first hand how difficult it can be to find traditional Irish food in other countries. So I hope my lovely friends from other countries like the USA, UK, and Canada will find these fun Saint Patrick’s Day recipes fulfilling for a yummy twist on your everyday meal plan. Plus, what’s more fun than green food? Happy St. Patty’s!
Pea and Spinach Pancakes with an Irish Salmon & Yogurt Dip
This is one of the most festive looking recipes I have ever made. Not only is it really simple to make, it can also be made ahead of time. Just reheat the pancakes in a toaster when you come back from the St.Patricks Day parade!
Spinach, Goat Cheese and Thyme Muffins
These delicious savoury muffins are jam-packed full of good ingredients from baby leaf spinach gently cooked in garlic to goat cheese all wrapped in a soft yummy muffin. They make a great tea time snack and are so easy to bring with you to feed your baby when you’re out during all the St.Patrick festivities!
Find the link here: https://www.babyledfeeding.com/recipes/spinach-goat-cheese-and-thyme-muffins/
Veggie Bread with Hummus
This amazing veggie bread is so soft, doughy it’s perfect for babies! Ever since Oscar was starting weaning he loved dipping foods into sauces so this goes really well with a veggie hummus. Hummus takes less than 10 minutes to prepare and is so delicious that you will never buy the store-bought kinds again.
Find the link here: https://www.babyledfeeding.com/recipes/veggie-bread-with-hummus/
Granny’s 10 Minute Brown Bread
Brown bread is a classic staple food in all Irish homes! This recipe is the quickest brown bread you’ll ever make, and the most delicious. It is full of seeds that pack a punch and make this an insanely healthy bread. For smaller babies, I cut the crust off and give them the super soft inside. It works brilliant for soup, dipping, with chia seed jam or with some nut butter spread on it.
Find the link here: https://www.babyledfeeding.com/recipes/grannys-10-minute-brown-bread/
Super-Duper Sweet Pea Falafels and Hummus
These yummy green falafels are made using a mix of spinach and peas to give baby a boost of greens while keeping them sweet and baby-led-weaning friendly. They are also baked instead of fried like traditional falafels, so they’re light, healthy, easy to prepare. You can double this recipe and store them in the fridge (or even freeze them in a hearty freezer bag) to have enough for your whole family.
Super Baby Parsley Pesto with Courgetti Spaghetti
This delicious pesto is one of the easiest and quickest sauces you can make and it is so versatile that it can be eaten warm or cold, over pasta, courgette spaghetti or simply on some bread with sliced cherry tomatoes.
Salmon Fish Cakes with Avocado and Yogurt & Lime Dressing
Ireland is home to many fresh fish and seafood and these Salmon Fish Cakes are the perfect finger food for your little ones. Oily fish is an important part of your baby’s diet as it is high in protein, vitamins and minerals but more importantly because it contains a high amount of omega-3 fatty acids. They are really soft, full of nutritious goodness and the perfect shape for those little hands.
Rainbow Fritters Baby Led Weaning Recipe
These yummy Rainbow Fritters are brimming with so much goodness and nutrients they are brilliant for baby-led weaning. They are really great to make ahead and for those busy little babies who are always on the go.
Find the link here: https://www.babyledfeeding.com/recipes/rainbow-fritters-baby-led-weaning-recipe/
St. Patrick’s Day Irish Potato Bites
This recipe contains cheese and is topped with a little sour cream and they are AMAZING! Usually, on St.Patricks Day our friends come over after the parade and these yummy bites are yummy to hand out. They also are perfect for babies too so great for the entire family.
Find the link here: https://www.babyledfeeding.com/recipes/st-patricks-day-irish-potato-bites/
Broccoli and Cauliflower Egg-Free Fritters
This healthy vegetable fritter recipe is egg-free and you don’t need an egg replacement! like with this healthy finger food, you have a nice soft veggie-filled lunch that is easy for baby to feed herself and is egg-free.
Rainbow Baby Led Weaning Pinwheels
Eat the rainbow with these veggie-packed pinwheels. They are so colourful and vibrant they are perfect as snacks, finger foods or bites served at your St. Patrick’s Day party. These Rainbow Pinwheels can be loaded with whatever ingredients you like but I always fill mine with a good healthy portion of veggies because the kids always love them.
Find the link here: https://www.babyledfeeding.com/recipes/rainbow-baby-led-weaning-pinwheels/
Green Soup for Little ‘Souper’ Heroes
This soup is named ‘Souper’ Hero Soup because it is literally jam-packed with iron-rich veggies! This green soup is a perfect meal to warm your little ones after being out in the St. Patrick celebrations. High in iron and vitamins, this is a great way to get lots of extra nutritious goodness into your baby.
Find the link here: https://www.babyledfeeding.com/recipes/soup-for-little-souper-heros/
Easy Peasy Baby Frittatas – Perfect for BLW
Breakfasts and lunches can be simple, quick and absolutely super nutritious especially when eggs are involved. What’s not to love? Eggs are one of the most versatile ingredients to have on hand, from scrambled, boiled, fried, eggy bread muffins, cakes, pies and of course frittatas – eggs are one of my favourite go-to superfoods – especially for my kids.
Hummus 4 Ways
These colourful healthy hummus recipes are the perfect dips to dish out at your St. Patrick’s Day parties! They are quick and easy to make and are so versatile, make them as dips for your kid’s finger foods, mix them with pasta or use them as a spread in sandwiches! You can make these with any vegetables you want but these are my absolute favorite.
Find the link here: https://www.babyledfeeding.com/recipes/hummus-4-ways/
Kid Winner Seafood Chowder
If you have been to Ireland and tasted our flowery new spuds, you would know why they are synonymous with this country. Salmon and shellfish are super rich in nutrients and contain high-quality proteins, minerals, vitamins as well as being high in omega-3’s which are needed for good brain health. This home-made seafood chowder is packed full of goodness it’s a true winner for your kids’ dinner!
Veggie Loaded Irish Stew
There is something really yummy about stews especially when it has a twist of Irish’ness about it. Stew is also a brilliant dish for baby-led weaning because all of the ingredients are so super soft when cooked especially the meat. Irish Stew is a really traditional Irish dish, it’s not called Irish Stew for nothing and this one I have used as many Irish grown ingredients as possible.
Find the link here: https://www.babyledfeeding.com/recipes/veggie-loaded-irish-stew/
Veggie Loaded Cottage Pie
I am a huge fan of cottage pie and when it’s loaded up with veggies, I feel super good about feeding it to my kids. This vegetable recipe is such an Irish traditional comfort food and is definitely one for a double dinner. The recipe makes a large portion that is enough for the whole family to enjoy!
Find the link here: https://www.babyledfeeding.com/recipes/veggie-loaded-cottage-pie/
Mint Chocolate Slice
These delicious Mint Chocolate Slices are the perfect St. Patrick’s Day treat to give to your kids! Think, Aero chocolate on a seed bar cookie, they are so good and great to keep in the freezer as well!
Find the link here: https://www.babyledfeeding.com/recipes/mint-chocolate-slice/
Healthy Shamrock Shakes
This recipe is my take on the favourite Shamrock Shakes that is low in sugar and great to give to your kids. I know these ‘Irish themed’ luminously green shakes are loved by kids everywhere. Unfortunately, though, these festive shakes are super high in sugar (in fact it is the second AND the third ingredient after water!) so it’s great that I can create a more healthy version for my kids to enjoy!
Kale and Pineapple Veggie Loaded Smoothie
This healthy green smoothie is so easy to make and is perfect for any time of the day – for breakfast, as a healthy snack or even for dessert. This simple veggie-loaded smoothie is a delicious combo of veggies with just a little fruit to make things sweet. Refreshing and delicious, it is great for breakfast, snack time, or even dessert!