Annabel Karmel’s career as the UK’s leading weaning cookery writer began in 1991 with her first book, The Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner, which incredibly has become the second best-selling non-fiction hardback of all time. She’s famous for her fruity purees, hidden vegetables pasta sauce and little fishy pies, which have been wolfed down by thousands of babies over the past few years.
Determined to improve the nutritional value of children’s meals, Annabel’s trademark recipes are designed to please babies, toddlers and families, are full of tasty fresh ingredients, and best of all, are simple to make. We’ve picked some of our favourite Annabel recipes, from classic purees, delicious mini meals for demanding toddlers and healthy family dinners. Get cooking…
Annabel Karmel’s Baby Purees
Full of vitamin C and with all those anti-oxidants that blueberries offer, this simple three-fruit puree is a baby favourite.
Smooth and peachy, this puree can also be made with apricots.
Great savoury puree with nutritious red lentils and sweet potato.
A mild fishy dish with a dash of cheese and a splash of orange juice. Yum.
Pears are a big hit with babies – while the bananas will bulk up the puree.
Makes 20 tasty teething aids – perfect for toothy babies looking to chew on something.
Annabel Karmel’s tasty toddler meals
How cute are these? Watch how quickly they’ll be demolished.
So tasty, veggie-haters won’t spot the red peppers, carrots and mushrooms – yes mushrooms.
9. Fish Pie
A grown-up fish pie that’s designed for younger palates.
Lovely snackable veggie bites, packed with a slight chlli punch.
A fantastic way of serving up fish for children who like finger-style food.
Annabel Karmel’s family meal ideas
Simple but tasty treat – great with chopsticks.
A spiced up fresh version of the burger bun.
Steak with gorgeous creamy mushroom sauce.
Succulent chicken with a peanut dipping sauce.
Meatballs with a Middle Eastern flavour.
Indonesian infused stir-fry of fresh vegetables.