This Fish and Ugu Creamy Spaghetti comes in handy as a healthy and satisfying homemade lunch or dinner for your baby from around 8 months. It contains Ugu, our nutrient rich Nigerian vegetable plus the added proteins, giving it a good taste that surely beats the blandness of store-bought baby food.
Knowing what your baby is eating is very important and making it yourself is another experience. Remember that not all babies are the same. Some embrace solid foods immediately, while some others take their time. Study yours, start off with smoother textures and gradually introduce the chunks…more tips on the Foodletter (join the club by adding your email on the subscription box)
I hope these are helpful, especially for 1st-time mums.
Fish and Ugu Creamy Spaghetti
- Pasta of any kind ( I used wholemeal spaghetti)
- Mackerel Fish (cooked or grilled and very well deboned)
- A little chopped onions
- Whole Milk (mix powdered one in water according to packet instructions)
- A few leaves of Ugu (substitute with green or spinach)
- Tsp of vegetable or olive oil
- Water for cooking
- Cook spaghetti in boiling water till soft. Drain and set aside.
- If your fish is uncooked, then put in a pot with onions and garlic to cook for about 10-15 minutes. Allow to cool before removing the bones.
- Put a clean dry pot on medium heat with the oil. Add the chopped onions and fry for a while. Add a tablespoon of water and the fish, then allow to simmer for about a minute or till the water is about to dry up.
- Pour the milk into the pot and add the pasta. Allow to boil, then add the ugu leaves and simmer for a minute before bringing down.
- Use a hand blender and purée to a chunky consistency before serving baby.
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