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Turmeric Chicken

Laura Bond, 6 Portions

Turmeric has been shown to help relieve pain during labor, regulate the female reproductive system and purify the uterus and breast milk according to research.

It’s also one of the best first superfoods to introduce to your baby as it’s brimming with antioxidants.

The compound curcumin gives turmeric it’s yellow colour and has been shown to stimulate the immune system and has powerful anti-inflammatory qualities. The healthy fat in the coconut milk helps your baby better absorb turmeric.


Ingredients

 
  • 300g organic chicken breast fillet sliced.
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Half an onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large lemongrass stem
  • 1 3cm piece of fresh turmeric (or 1 tsp of powdered turmeric)
  • 400ml can of coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

Method

Combine the chicken, garlic, onion, lemongrass and turmeric in a bowl. Place coconut oil in a wok over high heat. Add chicken mixture and fry for 1-2 minutes or until cooked. Add coconut milk, and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for ten minutes.

Remove the lemongrass, add the spinach and cook for a further minute.

Set aside to cool and then puree into portions (makes 6 baby portions). For babies over 12 months you may need to simply mash or chop the chicken.

If using a blender with a plastic container, leave to cool completely before blending to avoid the BPA leaching.

Store in the fridge for 2-3 days or in the freezer for up to one month.

Serve with a side of green vegetable puree and mashed potato (or rice if you prefer).


About the author...

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Laura Bond is a journalist and nutritional health coach. She specializes in helping clients beat stress, reduce their toxic load and prepare their bodies for babies.