Sweet Potato Ripper Chips

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My son loves hot chips. Like some sort of a fiend. It’s a mixed feeling for me – I love watching him enjoy a food so much, but I feel like a dingaling for letting him eat deep-fried food often. To avoid the angst, I make these, and he loves them so much he shovels them in like a little piglet. I have started slicing them thinner so he doesn’t accidentally plug up his little trachea. He needs that thing to live. Sweet Potato Ripper Chips: I heart you!


Ingredients:

– sweet potato cut into chips (however much you think your pup will eat)

– butter or coconut oil or olive oil (my wee chap’s favourite is butter, of course)


Let the chips rip:

– get your fat of choice heating in a frypan over a low-med heat (a lower heat stops oils/fats from deteriorating)

– pop your sweet potato in and keep an eye on those little darlings. They will cook in around 5 minutes but they need frequent turning to avoid burning. The turn prevents the burn – channel a rotisserie

– get that nutritious treat into your little lamb’s hands


Chips ahoy!

Shannon x


Honeyed Carrots for your Honeys

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Now, I’m not pretending to be some sort of a genius who invented honeyed carrots. I’m not. I’m just putting them on your radar for your little human. Mine loves these. He will eat an entire carrot cooked this way. So will my deviant husband. They are like insatiable little rabbits, giving those poor carrots a right old munching. But I can’t blame them – these carrots are delicious. Frying vegetables may seem a little weird-o. But at a lowish temperature, it will retain more nutrients than boiling them. Win! So, here we go:


 Ingredients:

– 1 carrot cut into thin sticks

– 3 teaspoons of butter

– 2 teaspoons honey


 Makes those carrots tops:

– melt the butter in a frypan over a low-medium heat

– whack the carrot sticks in and fling them around in that lovely butter. They will take around 4 or 5 minutes to cook. But titrate the cooking time to however your wee one likes their vegies

– when the carrots are almost cooked, add the honey and give the carrots a chance to have a delightful little baste in those sticky, sweet juices. You want the honey to take on a slight caramelised texture

– get them out of the frypan and onto a plate and into that little persons belly


 Everyone’s happy!

Shannon x

P.S. Please remember that honey is not recommended for bubs under 12 months as it can contain harmful bacterium spores.