The majority of the dishes on the website are freezable to make bulk cooking as easy as possible so that you have healthy, nutritious food when you have very little time to freshly make it every day.
Many people seem very cautious about frozen food but before I became a full time mum I worked as Head of Food at a company in the UK called COOK who sell fantastic gourmet frozen food. As you can imagine, after 3 years there I learnt quite a bit about freezing food so below are some tips that are rather handy to know when freezing and reheating. If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to send me an email.
- Freezing sucks in moisture so add 1 - 2 teaspoons of water/ or baby's usual milk per 60g portion to get the required texture if reheating a puree or sauce based dish.
- Freeze into freezable trays, such as Nuk, and, once frozen, pop out and store in sealable, labelled freezer bags
- Label with the 'Recipe' & 'Date' so you can keep track of how much you have of each recipe and when it needs to be used by.
- Cool food as soon as possible before freezing- particularly things like rice to prevent bacteria having a chance to multiply- and reheat until piping hot and allow to cool before giving to your baby.
- Use all frozen food within a couple of months if you can- to make sure the quality is at its best.
- When reheating goujons, patties or similar- preheat your oven to 180oC and place the pieces on a baking tray straight from the freezer-ensure there is no over-lapping. All the recipes on this website will take between 10-20 minutes to reheat but most importantly ensure that they are piping hot in the centre and allow to cool before giving to your child.