Babies are not born with a preference for any one type of dishes – thus, it is best to introduce them to different kinds of flavours while they are still not picky about what they put into their mouth. As baby food is relatively easy to make, wouldn’t it be fun to try making a few at home? You can then pick and choose what you want to feed your baby – plus, it will be healthier too. In this section, you will find recipes for baby food that you can try at home and if you wish to – adapt the recipes to make them your own!
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Sugar-free Carrot Cake
ref: The Baby Led Weaning Cookbook by Gill Rapley & Tracey Murkett
Ingredients for Sugar-free Carrot Cake:
200g wholemeal self-raising flour & 1 tsp baking powder (or 200g plain flour with 3 tsp baking powder)110g dates, finely chopped
50g desiccated coconut
50g nuts, finely chopped or ground
3 tsp ground mix spice, cinnamon or nutmeg
110g melted unsalted butter
1 large carrot, grated
grated zest of 1 orange & 2 tbsp orange juice
2 eggs, beaten
For the topping(optional)
200g cream cheese
I made this dish for my 9 month only baby. This Baby Led Weaning (BLW) recipe has less salt, no knorr cubes, no MSG, no instant mix. BLW is good for the entire family!
Ingredients for Scallop and Zucchini stir fry
1 medium zucchini
1 sliced yellow sweet pepper
1 cup baby spinach
1 medium carrot
1 medium onion, sliced.
2 teaspoons minced garlic
Salt & Pepper to taste
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1. Heat the cooking oil in a wok.
2. Sauté the garlic…
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