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Seasoned Sweet Potato Fries (V)

Seasoned Sweet Potato FriesThis recipe was a life saver for me and Aaliyah! And it’s delicious!

Gently coated in cinnamon and nutmeg, this yummy sweet potato recipe may help baby with teething pain. It certainly calmed and soothed Aaliyah when she was teething. Nutmeg has widely been used in dentistry for treating pain in teeth (well the compound it contains has been – eugenol). Cinnamon contains analgesic properties – natural pain reliever. So both combined, will have excellent benefits for your little one.

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Top 5 Spices to Combat Teething Pains – Part 2

In Part 1 I highlighted my Top 5 Spices which all possess their own unique properties to help combat teething pains. Some of which are widely used within dentistry!

However in Part 2, I wanted to share a simple, yummy recipe with you which not only has oodles of taste (courtesy of the flavour enhancing spices), it also uses a combination of spices from my Top 5 to help towards providing some pain relief for your little one.  So give this one a go!

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries (V) — Stage 2: 7 months plus

finger food sweet potato fries


If your poor little one is teething, this tasty snack may help to sooth those uncomfortable symptoms. The nutmeg not only provides a warm, spicy taste to complement the sweet potato, it also contains the compound ‘eugenol’, which is used as a natural medicine to treat toothaches. Combined with the powerful analgesic properties of cinnamon, this is a wonderful snack to combat teething pains.

SuperFoods included: olive oil, sweet potato
SuperSpices included: cinnamon, nutmeg

Total preparation and cooking time: 25mins
Makes 2 servings

½ tbsp olive oil
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
Pinch of ground nutmeg
1 small sweet potato — peeled, washed, cut into 2” sticks

Pre-heat the oven to 200C/400F/gas 6.

In a bowl add the oil, cinnamon, nutmeg and stir. Add the potato sticks to the bowl and give it a good toss to coat them with the seasoning. Lay them flat on a foil-covered baking tray and place on the middle shelf. Bake for 20-25mins or until tender, turning over half way. Allow cooling before serving to baby.

Hardcover front coverYou can find more delicious weaning and finger food recipes in Easy Indian SuperMeals for Babies, Toddlers and the Family available to buy now from Amazon, Waterstones or my online shop for signed copies.

Baked Gulab Jamun in Honey Saffron Syrup (V)


Perfect for parents intending to treat their little one’s for forthcoming Eid and Diwali Celebrations!

Gulab Jamun, a popular extremely moreish Indian dessert loved by all who have had the pleasure of devouring it. Deep fried and soaked in sugar syrup, these delights are definitely not child-friendly.

So I continued with my mission to make traditional Indian food suitable for toddlers and young children by baking rather than frying, and drenching them in a naturally sweet honey saffron syrup. Yummy!

Please be aware, honey is still high in natural sugars so this really should be treated as a ‘special occasion’ indulgence for kids.

– SuperFoods included: honey

– SuperSpices included: cardamom, saffron, cinnamon

Used for centuries for its medicinal properties, honey, nature’s sweetener is antioxidant, helping to protect the body from free radical cell damage. Free radicals are unstable, highly reactive molecules causing serious diseases such as heart disease, cancer, strokes, Alzheimer’s disease and arthritis later in life. Honey is too anti-bacterial, anti-fungal – great for nappy rash protection and along with cardamom and cinnamon, is great for boosting immunity against cold and flu viruses.

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