Healthy Cooking with KitchenAid

Category: Mums Corner

KitchenAid makes a perfect busy-mum companion! Easily whip up delicious and nourishing home-cooked meals for you and your little one with KitchenAid by your side.

 

Preparing healthy, home-cooked food can be tough for mums, especially those with a baby in tow. Juggling all the motherhood duties can make buying takeaways and prepared baby food from the supermarket tempting at times.

 

Fortunately, KitchenAid is here to rescue you! It has all the gadgets you need to make your meal preparations a breeze. If you have no idea where to start, we have a couple of tasty, wholesome dishes perfect for both you and your baby.

 

Spaghetti Marinara

Not just a hearty and nutritious meal, KitchenAid will help you prepare this pasta classic easily (yes, even the sauce!). With some adjustments, this makes a great weaning recipe for your little one too. Make extra portions to store in the fridge for busy days ahead.

 

Ingredients

1 carrot

1 celery stick

1 bell pepper

1x400g canned button mushrooms

olive oil

250g spaghetti

 

Marinara sauce:

6 fresh tomatoes, chopped

3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced

3 dried red chilli peppers, sliced (optional – skip if feeding to your baby)

2 tablespoons sesame seeds (optional)

1 tablespoon brown sugar (optional)

salt, to taste

 

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 180˚C.
  2. Chop carrot, celery stick, and bell pepper into equal, medium sizes. Place on a large baking tray, together with mushrooms. Drizzle enough olive oil to coat all ingredients.
  3. Roast in the oven for 45 minutes to an hour, or until tender. Check mushrooms at the 30 to 35-minute mark, or until brown and tender.
  4. While vegetables are roasting, cook spaghetti as per instructions on the packet and prepare the marinara sauce. Combine tomatoes, garlic, and chilli peppers, plus a splash of water, in the KitchenAid Artisan Power Plus Blender. Set to speed 1 and gradually increase to highest speed, and blend until smooth. Then, pour into a pan and bring to a boil to reduce the sauce, for 10 to 15 minutes. Add sesame seeds to help the sauce thicken faster, brown sugar to sweeten, and salt to taste.
  5. When vegetables have roasted, take them out of the oven and depending on the weaning stage your baby is at, finely blend the vegetables using the KitchenAid Diamond Blender, or chop them into smaller pieces in the KitchenAid Mini Food Chopper.
  6. Stir vegetables and sauce into a pan of cooked spaghetti and serve.

 

 

KitchenAid Artisan Power Plus Blender

 

 

Mediterranean Muffins

Resist sugary snacks between meals by preparing these savoury muffins instead! Do take note that this recipe uses feta cheese. You can skip this if you’re unsure of its safety for your baby.

 

Ingredients

2 cups (270g) self-raising flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 medium zucchini, grated

50g Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

50g pitted olives, roughly chopped

2 eggs

½ cup (125ml) extra light olive oil

2 tablespoons lemon juice

100g semi-dried tomatoes

100g feta cheese, crumbled (optional)

Freshly ground salt and black peppercorns, to taste

 

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 180˚C. Grease or line 12-cup muffin pan with paper cases.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder and nutmeg into mixing bowl.
  3. Fix slicer/shredder attachment to KitchenAid Stand Mixer to grate zucchini and cheese into mixing bowl. Then, add olives, oil, lemon juice and half of tomatoes and feta. Attach flat beater to the mixer and switch it on to speed 2. Mix for 15 seconds, or until mixture is combined – don’t overmix.
  4. Divide mixture equally into muffin pan and top with remaining tomatoes and feta.
  5. Bake in the top shelf of the oven for 18 to 20 minutes, or until golden and firm. Season with salt and pepper.

 

 

KitchenAid Stand Mixer with slicer attachment

 

 

KitchenAid Stand Mixer with flat beater attachment

 

 

*Recipe is taken from the KitchenAid Australia blog.

 

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