My tasty Tuscan Bean Stew makes a hearty supper for the whole family. This nourishing dish is high in protein and vegetables and is always a firm family favourite. This meal takes no time at all to prepare and is a great one to double up for freezing! It can easily be adapted for baby – just by blending to the desired consistency. Enjoy the Mediterranean flavours!
Makes 4 Adult Portions
1 tbsp olive oil
1 red onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, thinly chopped
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried rosemary
2 parsnips, peeled and cubed
1 tbsp tomato purée
400g tin butter beans, no salt
2 x 400g tin of tomatoes
Salt and pepper (omit salt for baby)
- Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and herbs with a pinch of salt if using. Cook for about 10 minutes until soft.
- Add the parsnips and tomato purée and cook for a further 10 minutes.
- Next add the butter beans and tinned tomatoes, season and bring the boil then lower to a gentle simmer for 10-15 minutes.
- Serve straight away with some crusty bread or rice.
Allow the dish to cool, portion into you pots, transfer to the fridge and then to the freezer.
How to adapt for baby
6m+ – Getting used to new textures:
Blend the stew to the desired consistency
8m+ – As a textured purée
Offer as is or mash to make it manageable for baby.