Top 3 Little-Approved Baby-Led Weaning Recipes

Baby-led weaning is the perfect opportunity for you and your baby to try new things! Feeding your family is hard work, especially when your baby is learning how to be an adventurous eater. Here are a few of our favorite recipes that are full of important nutrients, ideal for baby-led weaning, and full of a variety of savory flavors and textures. Give them a try, and let us know what you think!

Veggie chili (without the spice!)

1 can of kidney beans, black beans, rinsed

1 can crushed tomatoes (no salt added)

1 cup sweet corn (we use frozen as that is the lowest salt, easiest option!)

2 bell peppers, any color, chopped into ~1 cm sized pieces 

Olive oil (or oil of choice)

Smoked paprika to taste (mild but smoky flavor)

⅓ cup chopped sundried tomatoes

1 cup rice (or grain of choice)

  1. Put rice  or grain of choice on to cook as per directions (varies depending on type of rice/grain)
  2. Cook peppers in a large pan in olive oil until slightly tender
  3. Add sweetcorn, beans, sun dried tomatoes, canned tomatoes and smoked paprika
  4. Cook together on low heat for about 10 min
  5. Additional toppings can be added like avocado, grated cheese and sour cream! You can also add chili pepper to taste 

Scrambled egg fingers

2 eggs

Splash of milk

Tab of butter

Optional: your favorite sauteed veggies such as decided pepper, shredded carrot, or chopped spinach. Get creative!

Whisk egg together with milk. Heat butter in a nonstick skillet. If you are including veggies, saute until soft.

Add the egg mixture to the pan and swirl around the pan to cover the base.

Wait 20 – 30 seconds, then use a rubber spatula to lift up the edge, tilt the pan to make the egg run off the surface under the omelette. Repeat 4-5 times around the edges of the omelette.

Cover with a lid and cook for around 45 seconds or until the underside is lightly golden and the top is just set.

Fold omelette in half

Transfer to a chopping board and cut fingers. 

Yummy banana almond muffins (once you’ve already introduced your baby to egg, almond and coconut!)

3–4 (380g) medium bananas, 1⅔ cups mashed

3 eggs, room temperature

3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

⅓ cup (85g) creamy almond butter

⅓ cup (50g) coconut flour

⅓ cup almond flour

¾ teaspoon baking soda

¾ teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

Line a 12 pan muffin tin with paper liners and preheat the oven to 350ºF.

In a large bowl or mixer, combine the mashed bananas, eggs, coconut oil, vanilla extract and almond butter until fully combined.

Add the coconut flour, almond flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt to the wet ingredients and mix well. 

Divide the muffin batter between the 12 muffin liners, filling each about 2/3 of the way full. 

Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean, and the muffins should spring back when poked with a finger (not stay indented).

Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack for about ½ hour. Flip out onto a cooling rack to finish cooling.

About the author

Joana Fraser is a Harvard Medical School-affiliated practicing pediatrician and mom of two boys. After having her first child, Joana went looking for convenient and wholesome baby snacks. She was discouraged by the available options, which were low in nutritional density, contained too much sugar and salt, and often tasted terrible. So, Joana decided to do something about it, and Littlemore was born.

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