Aubergines are amazing when it comes to feeding a toddler or any adult who would like a yummy snack. Just use the following ingredients: 1 tablespoon of olive oil or taste and aroma free coconut oil, 2 aubergines, 2 garlic cloves (for babies that they are used blend meals, just use 1/2 or 1 garlic to start with), juice of 1/2 lemon, 75g of organic goat's cheese, 2-3 tablespoons of tahini, 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley, ground black pepper, tiny amount of Himalayan pink salt.
This could not be simpler. Switch on your oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5. Prick the aubergines with a knife all over and put it on a baking sheet and into the over for 30-40 minutes of roasting until they are soft. Once it's ready, wait a bit for them to cool down and peel off the skin and scoop the flesh into a blender/food processor. Put in all the other ingredients and blend until smooth. (Goat's cheese need to be crumbled before putting them in).
Wholemeal pitta - buy organic ones and cut the pitta squares diagonally to get triangles. Place them on a baking paper onto a tray, drizzle it with olive, season them with freshly ground pepper and paprika for adults. Grill them for about 5 minutes until they are crisp but not too hard. Are you coeliac or have gluten sensitivity? Try the Kallo's buckwheat super-seeds cakes (with wholegrain brown rice) or eat the dip with Amisa's buckwheat crispbreads.
Enjoy the dipping together with your baby!
Boost your knowledge: aubergines are just about still in season (August till October) and they are full of antioxidants, brain protective compounds (nasunin) which protects fats in the brain cells from damage. Another substance called chlorogenic acid has antimicrobial, anti-LDL (bad cholesterol combating) and antiviral properties. It can also help easing constipation and it's a very good fibre.