Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Not so boring baby food.
Lots of mums I have spoken too found weaning stressful and confusing, which is a shame because your child will probably be the biggest fan of your cooking. As we all know there is nothing like your own mums cooking! Companies prey on our fears offering non choke products and super smooth purees (which usully taste bland). Weaning should be an exciting time, every bit of new food your baby tries is a new flavour. I love watching Poppy's expression when she tries something new. It's not just about flavour either, it's about texture and colour.
I think sometimes it can be hard to come up with recipes because of the traditional view of baby food. If you want to try your baby with something new, I suggest give them what you are eating! If you're worried about them not getting enough food, give them a small portion of something you know they eat and like.
So on our lunch menu today is a salad. Lettuce leaves, spinach leaves, orange segments (skin removed), cucumber, peppers, green and black olives, butter beans, cubes of ham and sun dried tomatoes. I've given mines a drizzle of garlic oil and balsamic vinegar. If your usually season your salad, be sure not to put any salt on your babies. If you wanted to add some carbs to this you could share some tasty bread too. I hope you enjoy this recipe!