20 minute Chicken and Veg Mash

When doing my monthly meal prep yesterday morning I pulled out a few random ingredients from the freezer and chucked this together. The girls had this for lunch today so I would go as far as calling it ‘tried and tested’.

If it sounds like something your little one will enjoy, have a go at it yourself!

Ingredients:

  • 1 chicken breast sliced
  • a handful of frozen butternut squash
  • a handful of frozen sweet potato
  • 2 blocks of frozen spinach
  • 1 cup of milk
  •  a pinch of salt
  • 75g of cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 x kallo veg stock cube or 200 ml of fresh veg stock

Method:

  1. Boil the sliced chicken, potato, spinach and squash in the milk and stock. If using fresh stock add a little less milk, if using dry simply crumble it into the mix.
  2. After the chicken is cooked and vegetables soft (about 15 minutes) add the cheese and stir in.
  3. Once the cheese is melted and everything is cooked use a hand blender to bled down to desired consistency.

Easy peasy.

I separated this amount of mixture into 6 baby food containers and froze for future use.

When defrosting I either take it out in the morning or if I forget (which is usually the case) I stick the frozen tub in the microwave for 1 min and that usually does the trick.

Much love

Saarah x

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my journey began in a consultants office of a north London NHS hospital. The doctor told me that I would be able to conceive, however, it was unlikely that this would be naturally.

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He reassured me that he would be referring me to one of the best hospital’s in London for IVF, the Imperial Hammersmith hospital. He didn’t really explain much and I wasn’t quite sure how to feel. I had no idea what the procedure entailed and was too shook up to ask any questions. Among the confusion, I did have one feeling. Numbness.

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