As your baby starts to take on more solid food, there is more need than ever to ensure that you have a variety ideas and that you are putting plenty of time into prep work. It is of course critical that you use every bit of spare time that you have to get ahead of the game, and that you are focusing on high quality meals which are easy to put together. To help you stay on top of things, here are 5 easy baby meal ideas which you can keep in your locker when you need them most.

Veg Flapjack

Our first option is a super simple vegetable flapjack recipe for babies which is nutritious, tasty and stress-free. Using 150g of porridge oats, 100g of grated cheese, 50g of butter and a single egg, you can make the base for this tasty treat. Mix all of the ingredients together along with whatever veg combination you desire, and then bake for 20 minutes at 180 degrees. Allow the flattened flapjack to cool before slicing up into small chunks for your baby. 

Baby Muffins 

 Muffins are soft, tender, easy to make and perfect for a weaning baby. To make these delicious treats use wholewheat flour, rolled oats, baking powder, baking soda, a spoonful of melted butter, one egg and then some mashed up apple, banana and shredded carrot. Mix it all together and then cook for 15 minutes in a preheated oven at 170. 

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Another soft and delicious meal idea for your baby are these cottage cheese pancakes. With just 3 ingredients you can whip these up in no time at all. Simply mix rolled oats with cottage cheese and two eggs and whisk until it forms a batter. Once you have your batter just cook the pancakes as you would any other, making them slightly smaller for your baby. You can add some blueberries or strawberries when serving to give an extra bit of sweetness too. 

Overnight Oats

The reason why overnight oats are so popular is that they can be prepared ahead of time and then they are ready when you need an easy life most — first thing in the morning. The same thing goes for your baby, and they can enjoy these oats too. All you need are some rolled oats, some applesauce, fresh apple chunks and some whole milk yoghurt. Mix it all up in a bowl, add to an airtight jar and then place in the fridge to be enjoyed hot or cold in the morning. For extra nutrients you could also add hemp or chia seeds. 

Cauliflower Cheesy Rice 

This rice substitute is a great way to get more veggies into your baby’s diet, and they are super simple to put together. Simply grate some cauliflower and cook it in some butter and garlic powder, add a touch of salt and then sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese over the top. Once the cauliflower is soft and the cheese has melted, add to small ramekins and serve. This is nice and soft food for your baby with plenty of nutrients packed inside. 

These are just some examples of super simple recipes for your baby