Annabel Blue Shirt emailA mother of three, Annabel Karmel is the UK’s best-selling author on feeding babies and children. She is an expert in devising tasty and nutritious meals for children without the need for parents to spend hours in the kitchen.

Annabel has written 24 books on feeding babies, children and families and sold over 4 million books worldwide. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Annabel’s first book, the Complete Baby & Toddler Meal Planner which has become the authoritative guide on feeding babies and is regularly in the top five cookery titles.BBQ-Chicken_front_emailing


Checkout Annabel’s new addition to her toddler range that she is bringing out this Feb – all American Smokey BBQ Chicken, which will be available in Sainsbury’s exclusively.

Chinese Chicken Noodles

From ‘Fussy Eaters Recipe Book’ Ebury Press £14.99

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“Don’t be afraid to try out new tastes on your child. Here is a delicious Chinese chicken noodles recipe. It’s interesting because young children often like unusual flavours like curry, olives and teriyaki sauce. Try these chinese chicken noodles flavoured with a mild curry and coconut sauce. For adults you can increase the amount of chilli and curry.” Annabel.



125g Chinese noodles

2 tbsp vegetable oil

3 spring onions, finely sliced

1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed

Half tsp red chilli, chopped

1 ½ chicken breasts (approx 225g) cut into strips

11/2 to 2 tsp Korma Curry Paste

150 ml chicken stock

150 ml coconut milk

75g baby sweetcorn, cut into quarters

100g beansprouts

75g frozen peas, defrosted

100g small prawns



Cook the noodles according to the packet instructions and set aside. Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or frying pan and stir fry the spring onions, garlic and chopped red chilli for about 2 minutes.

Add the chicken and stir fry for 2 minutes. Add the curry paste, chicken stock and the coconut milk and cook for 5 minutes over a low heat.

Add the sweetcorn and beansprouts and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Finally, add the peas, noodles and prawns and cook for about three minutes more.