We’ve had great weather in the last few weeks but if you’re already getting bored of your usual barbecues and salads, cookbook author and mum Zainab Jagot Ahmed has some great ideas for family eating. Her book is full of tasty family recipes that cleverly enhance flavours with the addition of spice. Here’s some of her advice for anyone who is starting to wean their babies:

Zainab Jagot Ahmed’s Summer Weaning Advice

It’s beautiful outside, the temperature is up and summer is well and truly underway! Which means it’s a great time consider weaning baby with fresh, locally sourced summer fruits and vegetables readily available in the supermarkets. Or if you’re a keen gardener, from your very own back garden! Weaning baby during the summer months also means light, fresh meals will go down really well.

Here’s a list of fruits and vegetables in season which are great for weaning baby with as single or mixed ingredient purees, mashed foods or combined within bigger meals:

  • Vegetables – beetroot, peas, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, parsnips, sweetcorn, new potatoes, tomatoes, onions, garlic
  • Fruits – apples, blueberries, strawberries, cherries, raspberries, plums