Baby food ideas

| May 27, 2012 More

My little boy getting into family meal times, at 9 months.

A lovely friend asked for a post on “baby foods with quinoa and other Eucale type ingredients” (for her 7 month old). So, here are some healthy, easy and fun baby food ideas that I love, for bubs around that age:

  • Avocado (so handy too, just chuck in your bag with a spoon. Easy!)
  • Baby risotto (try quinoa, chicken, cheese*, and peas cooked until soft)
  • Baked beans
  • Bolognese sauce
  • Cooked carrot sticks
  • Creamed corn
  • Frozen/defrosted blueberries
  • Grated cheese*
  • Hummus (contains sesame*)
  • Meat from stews of casseroles cut very small or shredded
  • Porridge (try adding sultanas, they become so lovely, soft and plump)
  • Rice (kids love learning to pick it up)
  • Roast sweet potato/ pumpkin in little pieces progressing to chips/fingers
  • Salmon*, cooked and flaked
  • Soft cooked pasta elbows/risoni
  • Soft scrambled eggs*
  • Stewed fruit
  • Tofu*
  • Yogurt*

*These foods are the most common allergens in kids. However, according the Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, potentially allergic foods should be introduced from 4-6 months like other foods, but one at a time, with 2-3 days in between, so any reactions can be readily identified. Read more at http://www.allergy.org.au/patients/allergy-prevention/allergy-prevention-in-children

 

 

Category: baby food, fruit, healthy tips

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Eucale is a passionate Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) who loves food and helping people maxamise their health. She is also a wife and mum and enjoys cooking, running, gardening, and bushwalking.

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