As time went by we both became used to preparing food and eating with one hand, as we held our son in the other. During those first few weeks he hated being put down, and wanted to be as close to us as possible so anything we ate had to be easy to do so with just one hand. We both ate a lot of wraps during this time, they make great one-handed meals as they already self-contain all food meaning it was less likely that a piece of avocado would land on my sons’ forehead (although this still happened quite a lot to be honest with you).
This dish plays to my passion of mixing sweet and savoury, as the juicy bites of pomegranate go fantastically well with the salty halloumi and creamy avocado. I’ve also included toasted pumpkin seeds for added texture although they are also a fantastic superfood in their own right. All in all this is a delicious and healthy dish that either of us could make and eat alone whilst holding our son.
-one pack of halloumi
-arils from half a pomegranate
-tablespoon of pumpkin seeds
-a few sprigs of coriander
-one wholegrain wrap
-Cut the halloumi into slices and grill for 7-10 minutes, remembering to turn halfway through cooking. Set aside
-Toast the pumpkin seeds in a dry pan for around 3 minutes. Set aside.
-Slice the avocado and roughly spread it across the wrap
-Sprinkle the pomegranate arils over the avocado
-Tear up the halloumi, place it in the wrap and cover with roughly torn coriander and pumpkin seeds
Why is this good for mum and baby?
|Pomegranate||Iron, fibre, Vitamin C, K, potassium, folate|
|Pumpkin seeds||Calcium, protein, iron, vitamin B, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids|
|Coriander||Vitamin C, K, calcium, fibre, iron, magnesium|
|Limes||Vitamin B, C, calcium, magnesium, folate|
|Avocado||Vitamin A, B, C, D, E, K, folate, potassium, omega-3 fatty acids, fibre, magnesium, calcium, iron|
|Wholegrain bread/wraps||Vitamin B, magnesium, potassium, iron, fibre, zinc|
|Halloumi||Protein, calcium, vitamin A|