Blend the pineapple and then swirl into baby porridge or rice
The pineapple pieces are perfect for toddlers
Finely grated rind and juice of 1 lime
50g soft dark brown sugar
1 tbsp finely chopped basil leaves
1 whole pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into slices
The ingredients may sound grown up, but toddlers will love the zesty tastes and textures of the pineapple in this dish, too
Place the lime rind and juice in a bowl and stir in the sugar and basil. Leave the mixture to marinate for five minutes until the sugar has dissolved to form a syrup.
Arrange the pineapple ‘soldiers’ on a large serving plate and drizzle over some of the lime and basil syrup.
Put any remaining syrup in a little bowl for extra dunking. Serve immediately.
As an alternative you can substitute the pineapple with two fresh mangoes, peeled and sliced for a different kind of tropical flavour.
This recipe is taken from Ella’s Kitchen The Red One Cookbook (£14.99, Octopus Books).