Stage 1: Smooth Puree (babies around 6 months)

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15 mins cook

Baby's Beef Mince with Kūmara

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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10 mins prep |

30 mins cook

Lamb's Liver and Vegetables

Regina Wypych

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10 mins prep |

2 hrs 30 mins cook

Iron-Rich Casserole for Babies

Regina Wypych

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15 mins prep |

30 mins cook

Shepherd's Pie for Kids

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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15 mins prep |

1 hrs 30 mins cook

Casserole Lamb

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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10 mins prep |

2 hrs cook

Lamb Soup For Young Ones

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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15 mins prep |

1 hrs 30 mins cook

Meaty Hot Pot

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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15 mins prep |

1 hrs 30 mins cook

Moroccan Diced Lamb

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5 mins prep |

35 mins cook

Toddler Spaghetti Bolognese

Regina Wypych

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15 mins prep |

1 hrs cook

Mustard Roast Beef

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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20 mins prep |

1 hrs cook

Cottage Pie for Kids

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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Stage 2: Mashed/Lumpy (babies around 6 ½ - 7 months)

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10 mins prep |

2 hrs cook

Lamb Soup For Young Ones

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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15 mins prep |

1 hrs 30 mins cook

Moroccan Diced Lamb

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15 mins prep |

1 hrs 30 mins cook

Meaty Hot Pot

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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10 mins prep |

30 mins cook

Lamb's Liver and Vegetables

Regina Wypych

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15 mins prep |

30 mins cook

Shepherd's Pie for Kids

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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15 mins prep |

1 hrs 30 mins cook

Casserole Lamb

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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5 mins prep |

35 mins cook

Toddler Spaghetti Bolognese

Regina Wypych

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15 mins prep |

1 hrs cook

Mustard Roast Beef

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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10 mins prep |

2 hrs 30 mins cook

Iron-Rich Casserole for Babies

Regina Wypych

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20 mins prep |

1 hrs cook

Cottage Pie for Kids

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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Stage 3: Minced and Finely Chopped (babies from 8 months)

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20 mins cook

Mini Burgers

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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20 mins prep |

1 hrs cook

Cottage Pie for Kids

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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45 mins prep |

15 mins cook

Toddler Meatballs

Regina Wypych

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10 mins prep |

10 mins cook

Family Lamb Stir-fry

Kathy Paterson

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15 mins prep |

1 hrs 30 mins cook

Moroccan Diced Lamb

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10 mins prep |

1 hrs 30 mins cook

Meatloaf

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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10 mins prep |

2 hrs cook

Lamb Soup For Young Ones

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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15 mins prep |

30 mins cook

Shepherd's Pie for Kids

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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15 mins prep |

1 hrs 30 mins cook

Casserole Lamb

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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5 mins prep |

35 mins cook

Toddler Spaghetti Bolognese

Regina Wypych

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15 mins prep |

1 hrs 30 mins cook

Meaty Hot Pot

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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15 mins prep |

1 hrs cook

Mustard Roast Beef

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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15 mins prep |

15 mins cook

Beef Fajitas

Allyson Gofton

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10 mins prep |

30 mins cook

Lamb's Liver and Vegetables

Regina Wypych

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10 mins prep |

2 hrs 30 mins cook

Iron-Rich Casserole for Babies

Regina Wypych

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Stage 4: Toddler/Family Food (around 12 months)

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35 mins cook

Toddler Spaghetti Bolognese

Regina Wypych

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10 mins prep |

55 mins cook

Family Pasta Bake

Allyson Gofton

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15 mins prep |

15 mins cook

Beef Fajitas

Allyson Gofton

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10 mins prep |

30 mins cook

Beef Twister

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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15 mins prep |

45 mins cook

Calzone Handfuls

Sue Hamilton and Dana Alexander

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15 mins prep |

1 hrs 30 mins cook

Cow and Gate Tart

Sue Hamilton and Dana Alexander

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45 mins prep |

15 mins cook

Toddler Meatballs

Regina Wypych

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30 mins prep |

15 mins cook

Mince Baskets

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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10 mins prep |

20 mins cook

Mini Burgers

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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20 mins cook

Mince Wraps

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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10 mins prep |

10 mins cook

Family Lamb Stir-fry

Kathy Paterson

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10 mins prep |

2 hrs cook

Lamb Soup For Young Ones

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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10 mins prep |

1 hrs 30 mins cook

Meatloaf

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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15 mins prep |

30 mins cook

Shepherd's Pie for Kids

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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15 mins prep |

1 hrs 30 mins cook

Casserole Lamb

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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15 mins prep |

1 hrs 30 mins cook

Meaty Hot Pot

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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15 mins prep |

1 hrs 30 mins cook

Moroccan Diced Lamb

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15 mins prep |

1 hrs cook

Mustard Roast Beef

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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10 mins prep |

30 mins cook

Lamb's Liver and Vegetables

Regina Wypych

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10 mins prep |

2 hrs 30 mins cook

Iron-Rich Casserole for Babies

Regina Wypych

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20 mins prep |

1 hrs cook

Cottage Pie for Kids

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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Nutrition Advice: Babies

Nutrition

Babies' First Foods

Registered Nutritionist and mum, Fiona Windle explores the benefits of nutritious foods for baby right from the start, and there might be some you don't expect.

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Nutrition

Nutrition Spotlight: Iron and Baby Food Pouches

Baby food pouches may get the thumbs up from many parents when it comes to convenience, but they failed to impress Kiwi researchers with their iron content. Registered Nutritionist Regina Wypych takes a look at their nutritional value.

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Nutrition

Brainfood for Baby: Adding Offal to the Plate

Did you know that at seven months of age a baby needs more iron than their dad? Babies have high nutrient requirements (especially for iron) yet small tummies, therefore every bite counts. Nose-to-tail foods, namely offal, are great complementary, protein foods that can deliver a lot of nutritional goodness needed for optimal growth and development.

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Cooking Tips & Tricks

Adapting meals for little tummies

It can be hard enough feeding the adults and older children of a household, let alone a baby or toddler. Registered Dietitian Katrina Shepherd takes a look at how you can change up a recipe for the youngest members of your family.

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Nutrition

Giving them the best start: Iron for babies

Starting solids alongside your baby’s milk feeds (complementary feeding), can be an exciting time for parents - watching their little one’s eyes widen, hands clap and facial expressions change as they are introduced to the complete unknown. But where do you start? And what foods are important to include in their diet? Registered Dietician Katrina Dixon takes a look.

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Inspiration

Lamb as a first food: 8 lamb recipes that are perfect for babies and toddlers

Starting complementary feeding can be an exciting time for parents - watching your little ones' eyes widen, hands clap, and facial expressions change as they are introduced to the complete unknown. But where do you start? And what foods are important to include in their diet? Here are 8 lamb recipes that are perfect for little tummies.

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