You’ve had the longest day at work, ferried the kids from soccer to cricket to ballet, and now the last thing you want to do is stand in the kitchen and cook for hours, when you could be enjoying a glass of wine on the sofa while watching the Bachelorette instead. Well, thanks to the amazing Amie over at Baby Pip Eats, your easy week-night dinners are sorted!

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Amie, who is qualified in Food Science and Nutrition, launched her cookbook after the arrival of her first child, Pip. She wanted to create easy, yet fun and nutritional meals that would please the whole family, and that’s exactly what she’s done!

We spent the afternoon flicking through Baby Pip Eats and we’ve finally narrowed down our two favourite recipes to show you.

Pumpkin, rocket, red onion and dill frittata
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Pre-heat the oven to 175C. Peel, deseed and chop 1/2 a small pumpkin and place onto a baking paper lined baking tray. Bake for 35 minutes.
Whisk together 10 free range eggs and 3/4 cup of pure cream, milk or rice milk.
Line a 22cm square dish with baking paper and sprinkle the bottom with 1 tbsp of grated parmesan and 2 tsp of chopped dill.
Add the cooked pumpkin, 50g of washed and chopped rocket, baby spinach or kale, 1/4 peeled and finely sliced red onion, and 80g of crumbled goat’s feta, evenly to the square dish.
Pour the egg mixture over the pumpkin, making sure to cover all the ingredients.
Sprinkle an extra tbsp of parmesan and 2 tsp of chopped parsley onto the egg mixture.
Bake for 30 minutes or until the egg is set.

Optional: Add 50g of chopped ham before adding the egg.
Note: For babies, make sure the egg is completely cooked.

This recipe is so quick and simple to make and is super nutritious; it’s a great source of vitamins A and K, and is packed full with flavour!

Lentil Dahl
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Add 2 cups of washed red lentils, 2 peeled and chopped carrots, 1/2 peeled and chopped sweet potato, 1/2 cup chopped pumpkin, 1 peeled and chopped potato, 6-7 cups of water or chicken stock, and 1/2 bunch of chopped coriander to a saucepan.
Bring to a gentle boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
Serve Dahl with baked potatoes, pasta, naan bread, yoghurt, chopped coriander and fresh lime.

Optional: Spices can be added, but depend on your baby’s age and taste palette. We suggest 2 tsp of cumin, 2 tsp coriander and 1 tsp of smoked paprika at the start of the recipe!

This recipe is amazingly easy, just throw everything in the pot and then sit back and relax!

For more delicious dishes just like these, check out Amie’s website where you can purchase Baby Pip Eats. Want tips from the lady herself? Book your tickets to our upcoming One Fine Baby Melbourne fair next weekend to meet Amie!