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04/12/2013 at 23:55
H is 10 months and has been weaning for 4 months but he is fairly eating v little. I'm trying to think of things to tempt him or try so please tell me your best foods / recipes for weaning. He likes finger foods but I don't seem to have any inspiration of what to give him.
any ideas welcome, the more the better please so hopefully I can tickle his tastebuds. Easier the better too as he still wakes every hour at night so my energy levels are low!
05/12/2013 at 00:12
We aren't blw but are moving onto proper finger foods now. If he won't eat his meals for whatever reason our failsafe is toast! He loves it. Or crumpets. Could have scrambled egg with it, reduced salt beans, cheese spread, fruit spread, avacado...
05/12/2013 at 07:32
You could try porridge fingers, which is really thick porridge, put in baking tray and left overnight in the fridge then cut into slices, I used to add apricot/blueberries etc whilst cooking.
Omelette cut into strips
Potato wedges (potato, cut in wedges spray with cooking stay cook on high for about 40mins)
Veg fingers, cook small bits of broccoli/cauliflower/carrot mix with mashed potato and roll in bread crumbs and cook
Noodles/pasta (cook pasta al dente so they can get a better grip)
Bagels with various spreads (I used to mix mackerel with Philadelphia or else mush up avocado )
05/12/2013 at 10:11
I used to give my daughter some leftovers of whatever we had if it was appropriate, its just remembering to save some! Like last night we had baby sweetcorn so I could have saved some strips of those
strips of cheese on toast (sometimes with tomato puree underneath cheese so its like pizza)
strips of omlette
potato / sweet potato / butternut / carrot wedges
crusty bread with things spead on - cream cheese, avocado etc
I found some huge pasta spirals, (think they were in 'the best' range at morrisons so a bit more expensive than normal pasta but she'd only have a few at a time so they lasted ages) so I would often cook a few of those for her with a sauce - they were literally the width of a banana so easy for her to hold!
I made fishfingers / chicken in strips, covered in breadcrumbs and then you can bake from frozen. She preferred salmon to white fish so I made the fish ones from salmon, she would hold it and suck/chew on it. Also the chicken ones were good without breadcrumbs, but the fish ones tended to break up without.
My daughter is 4 now so its harder than I thought to remember! Will let you know if I think of anything else!
05/12/2013 at 10:17
J loves oaty banana biscuits - mash up 1 ripe banana and mix in 1/2 cup oats, divide into 6 little biscuity shapes (I use silicone muffin cases for non stick ease) and bake at 180 deg for 15 mins.
05/12/2013 at 10:20
French toast and Hard boiled egg, sliced into "rounds" were always a hit with J.
05/12/2013 at 11:41
Pancakes, cut into strips for ease. I used to do these with yoghurt and banana (if you buy plain yoghurt look for the unsweetened one as it doesn't have any added sugar).
Chopped up veggies like carrots and cucumber
Avocado mashed up with cream cheese, hummus with breadsticks
Kiwi fruit chopped up a bit
05/12/2013 at 13:28
05/12/2013 at 18:28
A is 9 months and we have been doing BLW since 6 months. I would definitely second the recipe book - it's really useful for ideas
Breakfast we have: porridge, banana on pancakes, jam on pancakes, banana on toast
- chicken quasadillas - 2 tortilla with cheese and small pieces of chicken, then cooked on both sides in a frying pan
- pesto pitta pockets - a wholemeal pitta bread stuffed with pesto and cheese then grilled until the cheese melts
- ham and cheese omelette
- little pizzas
- cheese rolls
- cheese toasties
- baked potato - so far we have tried with tuna, cheese, beans and cottage cheese and all have been a success
- leek and potato bake (from the BLW recipe book)
- fish fingers, wedges and broccoli
- spag bol
- cottage pie
- roast dinner
- toad in the hole
- sausage casserole
- chicken casserole
- sausage and mash (we've used various sausages - beef, pork and lamb)
- macaroni cheese
A lot of our dinners and cooked in the oven on the timer so I can prepare them during the morning nap, and then they are cooking while we are out in the afternoon.
05/12/2013 at 19:13
Homemade chicken nuggets - chop a chicken breast into manageable chunks or strips, roll in pesto and bread crumbs. High over for 15-20 min. I make batches of these and freeze. You can add grated cheese to the breadcrumbs as well.
Homemade pizza. I use pitas or nann bread, spread with tomato purée or shop bought pizza spread, add grated cheese and whatever toppings you like - ham and pineapple, smoked sausage and sweetcorn, tuna and sweetcorn etc
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