I often say to parents who have children who are fussy; "try cutting or cooking things differently". For example, when my son was a baby he went off halved grapes. I tried slicing them one day and he liked them again! He went off broccoli for a while so I tried it in my monster mash and he loved it again. Get the idea? So although my son loves carrots, I thought I'd try and mix it up a bit. If your child is less keen on carrots, they might go for this and the radishes lose all of their 'heat' on roasting meaning they end up just tasting of lovely roastiness. Is that a word? Probably not.
1 medium sized carrot
Approx 4-6 small red radishes
1-2 tsp olive oil
Top and tail the carrot and give it a wash. Rinse the radishes and take off any leaves. Halve the radishes and cut the carrots into sticks.
Toss in the oil and roast in a baking dish at 200oC / 400F / Gas mark 6 for approx 40 minutes.
My son asked for seconds of the radishes!
These would be great finger foods for babies. Just check they're cooked for long enough and are cool enough to handle.
Make it Thrifty:
Cook in the oven at the same time as other items, like my fishcakes to cut down on energy costs.