Recipe 3: Chicken pot pie with fresh vegetables (for children of 12 months +)
Comments from mommy:
Compared to previous two recipes (Carrot & sweet potato mixÂ and Green peas & rice mix), this recipe takes a little bit more time to make. But it has much more ingredients and flavors. It comes right in time when DD passed the introductory phase of solid foods and was eager to become a gourmet.
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