Okro Stew

When I was pregnant, I was told to eat a lot of Okro (Okra/ Lady’s fingers for my non west african friends); they said the sliminess of it would help the baby drop faster. I was also told by my mother not to eat ripped plantains too close to my delivery date otherwise I would…

Weekly Meal Plans

There are numerous options for Ghanaian meals for your child each day but I know that the preparation of these meals can be a hustle so I don’t expect that you follow the plan to the letter. It should serve as a guide for those clueless days. Also remember that your child has opinions and…

Meal Options for Children

One of the difficult challenges you may face as a mother is deciding what your family eats everyday. Sometimes it may feel as though you are feeding your kids too much rice or too much banku. Sometimes, you forget all the options that are available to you, so I’ve tried to compile a variety of…

Yam & Abom puree

Yams and garden eggs are very common in every Ghanaian home. If you can eat it, what stops your child from doing so. Did you know that yams are a good source of vitamin C? “27% of the daily value for fighting infections such as colds and flu and quick wound healing, anti-aging, strong bones,…

Mango Puree

Its mango season!! I love mangoes; who doesn’t? We love mangoes because they are sweet, filling and of course healthy. It is one of the easiest snacks to make for your baby or toddler. You can start giving you baby mangoes from 6 months in small quantities and increase quantities if your baby doesn’t react…

Ripe Plantain Meals

Everyone loves ripe plantain and so will your little one. It comes with its own natural sweeteners and can be eaten with anything. It is rich in Vitamin C and Potassium. Read more about its nutritional benefits here. Again, it is an easy find on the market and cost-effective too (when it is in season)….

Spice up the porridge

Maize porridge (Fermented) is usually one of the first foods Ghanaian babies are introduced to. I didn’t want to give it to my baby at initially because of the fermentation but I eventually did and guess what? she loves it! It is actually one of her favorites. Every time I make it, I think it…

Homemade baby food is better.

Before I had a baby, I thought I would be the type of mum that would purchaseĀ lots of baby food because it would be convenient (because, you know, laziness and all) and IĀ could afford it and also, seeing moms feed their babies from those cute little bottles was beautiful. So yea, I wanted to be…

Carrot Puree

Carrots make a great start to starting your baby on solids. I love it because it is good for the skin and it is easy to make (as usual) You just need carrots. Select your carrots well because this is for your baby’s food so don’t compromise on quality. Cut your carrots into smaller pieces…

Sweet Potato with Vegetables

This delicious recipe is great for babies six month old and above. Ingredients 1. 1 small tuber of sweet potato 2. One tomato 3. Half onion 4. 1 small pepper 5. 2 big carrots 6. Fish powder or cooked fish ( i prefer steamed fish for this recipe) 7. Seasoning (Vegetable based and optional) Method…

Oats and Banana Porridge

I love working with foods that are readily available in my kitchen or easy to find on the market. You can find oats everywhere, and banana too. Oats is a form of while grain cereal that retains all of its nutritional goodness even after cooking. It is rich in fiber, iron and zinc and is…

Banana, Yogurt and Groundnut Puree

I like recipes with easy to find ingredients. this recipe is not only delicious, it is packed with nutrients and your baby will love it! It makes a lovely smoothie for older children as well. Ingredients (for 2 servings) 2 large bananas 2 tablespoons yogurt Zeno’s Yogurt is my favorite because of its thickness) 1…