Asparagus is a great source of fibre, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium, a trace mineral with a vital role in balancing blood sugars.
Remove the woody ends from the asparagus spears and add to a pan of boiling water and cook for 3-4 minutes until tender. Drain and place in a bowl with a knob of butter, gently toss so the melted butter coats the spears.
For your baby
Defrost 2 cubes of apple puree and place in a bowl, add a third of the asparagus spear and a tbsp of ricotta and mash well.
Give your baby spears to hold while you are feeding.
This is a lovely lunch when you just fancy something light and easy. Socialising can be a big part of being a new mum and that can often mean plenty of tea and biscuits on offer. This is just enough to take the edge of your appetite so you won’t feel tempted to over indulge.
Add 2 tbsp of flaked almonds, a squeeze of lemon juice and a grating of cheese (such as Manchego) to the buttery asparagus. Add some cooked shredded chicken if you want something more substantial.
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