If you’re looking for ways to add more veggies to your diet, one of my biggest tips is to spice it up…literally. Indian cuisine is one of the best at making vegetables palatable and delicious.
Curries are suitable for children, even babies. “Spiced” doesn’t mean spicy!

What you need:
– Lamb chops or lamb meat of choice (I used 3 large bone- in chops*)
– 2 onions, diced
– 1 celery, diced
– 2 zucchinis chopped
– 2 red potatoes roughly chopped
– 5 carrots, chopped
– 1 large 28oz can crushed tomatoes (look for low/no sodium)
– Spices: 1tsp garlic powder, 4tbsp curry powder (no salt added), 1tbps cumin powder, pepper to taste

What to do:

  1. Set your instant pot to saute**
  2. Add the onions and celery, cook for 3-5 minutes while you cut the rest
  3. Add the spices, mix, add the other veggies
  4. Place the lamb on top (this will make it easier to remove once cooked, then you can remove the bones and add the meat back in)
  5. Press cancel, close lid to sealing, set pressure cook for 18 minutes, once done release pressure
  6. An extra option is to add this to basmati rice and top with yogurt if desired

* Using bone-in adds flavor, just make sure you take care to remove the bones before serving
** If you don’t have an IP you can use a regular pot, follow the directions, instead of pressure cooking, add lid to pot and cook until veggies are soft, stirring every 10-15m, on med-low heat

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Hi, I'm Thalia the Dietitian 👋 I help parents overcome picky eating challenges, conquer mealtime battles and raise happy & healthy eaters. My unique approach to parenting at mealtimes uses elements of the “division of responsibility”, but goes even further when it comes to restricting (or not restricting) foods like dessert. I help parents through my courses and 1-1 coaching program approach mealtime situations from a place of respect, curiosity, and understanding to achieve their desired results. It’s my belief that every child deserves a healthy relationship with food, and every parent can give this gift to their child. I have a Master’s Degree in clinical nutrition and dietetics and I'm mum to two little ladies (and a retired guide dog lab.)


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