Delicious Weaning Recipes
Article by Lavender Stewart
Weaning a toddler is challenging and fun if you plan each step of the weaning process. Here are some delicious and nutritious recipes that you can prepare for your baby whether you are spoon-feeding or doing baby led weaning.
These are recipes for babies 6 months and onwards. They are adapted from BabyworldUK. These recipes are especially tailored for baby-led weaning because they are solid finger foods that you can introduce to your baby during mealtimes with the family.
1 ripe banana
1 tbsp blueberries (frozen or fresh)
1 to 2 tbsp of baby porridge oats (or ground porridge oats)
1. Mash the blueberries and the banana. Blend them thoroughly.
2. Add baby porridge oats so that the texture of the mixture becomes sticky and easy to handle for a baby.
3. Form bite-sized balls of the oat-fruit mixture.
4. Roll the banana balls again the porridge oats until the balls are easy to handle.
French Toast with no Egg
1 ripe banana
3 fl oz milk (either breast milk or infant formula)
1 pinch cinnamon
A drop of vanilla essence
1 whole wheat bread (cut the bread into squares)
1. Put all the ingredients (except the whole wheat bread) into the food processor. Blend the mixture well.
2. Dip the square pieces of bread into the mixture to coat them completely.
3. Fry them in oil or unsalted butter until they turn golden brown.
A mixture of 1 tsp baking powder plus 1.5 tbsp oil
4 oz of whole wheat flour
4 oz of plain flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
8 fl oz milk (either breast milk or infant formula)
2 tbsp oil
1.5 tbsp water
1. Peel and core the red apple. Dice finely.
2. Combine the flour, cinnamon, and baking soda in a bowl.
3. Stir the milk, oil, oil-baking-powder mixture, and water in another bowl.
4. Combine everything into one bowl. Ensure that the mixture is completely smooth and homogenous. Add the diced apples and stir again.
5. Grease a non-stick frying pan lightly. Use 2 tbsp of batter for each pancake.
6. Fry the pancakes until they are golden brown on both sides.
Take note that all portion sizes vary according to your baby’s age and appetite. Adjust the amounts accordingly.
To learn more about weaning your baby from breastfeeding or weaning a toddler properly, visit the well-researched and regularly updated WeaningBreastfeeding.com.
About the Author
Lavender Stewart is a mom, author and blogger from England. Her well written articles have been published on different article directories and websites around the globe. You can enjoy reading some of her articles at WeaningBreastfeeding.com.
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