August mummies 2012 weaning ideas!

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  1. Karate Kid

    Karate Kid Well-Known Member

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    This is what I have stuck to, I just use baby stock cubes. As for curry I add in all the normal spices but take out C's portion before adding chilli xx


     
  2. tweetyfoo

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    So tonight I puréed some chicken, rice, ham, spring onions and red pepper with some water

    Two question

    Can he have this?
    Can I freeze it?


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  3. Lolly85x

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    Sounds fine for him to have and yes you can freeze it and use within 1 month xx
     
  4. tweetyfoo

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    Thanks hun x
     
  5. FirstBabyEek

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    Didn't know you could get baby stock cubes. I've been making my own without any salt in. Makes it a bit of a faff though as I can't freeze the stock, get it out and use it and then freeze whatever I've made. So I either have to make a whole batch of food with the fresh stock as soon as its made or make small bits with it from the fridge. Iykwim.

    Has anyone tried their LOs with things like chickpeas? I make my own hummus as its proper easy to make and much tastier too and was going to make a version with no salt and a tiny bit if garlic for T to dip veg sticks into.

    Will he be ok with the chickpeas and is garlic ok, say half a clove per tin of chickpeas. Also I though I'd use seasame seeds rather than tahini - would that be ok?

    Sorry about all the questions!
    Xx
     
  6. FirstBabyEek

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    Yes be really super careful about how you reheat it. It'll have to be piping hot all the way through and left to cool before you give it to A. Xx
     
  7. tweetyfoo

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    Goo to know thanks Hun x


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  8. Emily0505

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    Cam is just over 6 1/2 months and has had a mix of purees and finger foods...

    Purees:

    Broccoli
    Peas
    Parsnip
    Sweet potatoe
    Mango
    Pear
    Apple
    Avocado
    Banana
    Various jars of ready made food
    Fish Pie
    Sausage Casserole
    Roast chicken with all the trimmings
    Cottage pie
    Tuna sweetcorn pasta bake
    Petit Filous
    Baby rice
    Baby porridge

    Finger foods:

    Butter toast
    Cheese on toast
    Red pepper
    Yellow pepper
    Green pepper
    Broccoli florets
    Cauliflower florets
    Carrots
    Brussel sprouts
    Mashed potatoe
    Banana
    Watermelon
    Tomatoe
    Peach
    Pear
    Cheese
    Pineapple
    Mandarin

    He's also had a big handful of carrot cake that he pinched off my plate! Cheeky!

    I was so worried about weaning to start with, but I'm loving it now and so is Cam.
     
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  9. Karate Kid

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    Yes plum make them as do Organix. C loves my hummus! Smears it all over his face and has a lovely smug look on his little face. I use garlic and it's been fine with C.

    Not sure about the sesame seeds but I cannot think of a reason why it wouldn't be OK Hun xx


     
  10. Emily0505

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    Gave Cam some Organix carrot stick thingys (like giant wotsits) and biscotti and went down really well. The biscotti in particular was a big hit!! He cried when he realised there wasn't anymore!

    XX
     
  11. tweetyfoo

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    So Aaron is on "proper food" pureed now.

    So far he's had spaghetti bolognese, pasta in tomato sauce with veg, roast beef dinner, chicken, potato & veg stuff like that.

    Tonight I made chicken, sweet potato and veg.

    I want to have as much variety as possible, but I'm out of ideas already. I have the annabel karmel book, I really should read it.

    I have some cod & pork in the freezer - so looking for ideas really
     
  12. Emily0505

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    I just give Cam whatever we have for tea. Just whizz up a load in the blender and freeze a bit too.

    How about fish pie? That was the very first 'proper' meal Cam had.

    XX
     
  13. tweetyfoo

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    I've been trying to give him what we have, but theres quite a lot that isn't baby friendly, mostly because I've taken to using jar sauces for convenience.

    Will try a fish pie thanks
     
  14. Lolly85x

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    What about before you add your jar sauce can you take some out? Would it be ok for Aaron to have then? Maybe make a white sauce? Or a baby gravy? Iv not made anything with fish yet. I need to try it soon. I don't eat fish. So I don't know how to cook it.xxx
     
  15. tweetyfoo

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    I think I just need to stop being lazy and make stuff from scratch more :wall2:

    Hubby isn't a fan of fish really, but I suppose I could make something for me and Aaron
     
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    It's hard... I need to make more for W... I'm looking online for inspiration now...!xx
     
  17. FirstBabyEek

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    I too find it difficult sometimes which is why I mix wean, it gives easier variety on their plate. When I go food shopping I think 'rainbow food' and try and get a bit of each colour in the fruit and veg aisle.

    Then either cut it into sticks for T to have raw (whatever is appropriate) or steam and whizz it together.

    Beef stew is easy to make as I cook the veg in my own stock and then add a small amount if beef in and whizz the whole lot together. Don't need to cook masses of it either otherwise I don't have enough pots to put it in the freezer in ha ha!

    Simple ones are advacdo mashed. Or banana and papaya mashed together. He loves them.

    Homemade hummus (chickpeas, little garlic and tahini, olive oil) whizzed together makes a great dip that he can dunk pitta, carrot sticks, peppers cucumber etc into. Plus as it only keeps three days I make a big extra for me and my Doritos! Win win xxx
     
  18. FirstBabyEek

    FirstBabyEek Well-Known Member

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    Forgot I had this pic. Some of it isn't relevant yet for our LOs but gives some lovely ideas xx



     
  19. tweetyfoo

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    Aww that pic is fab FBE!

    Aaron can't do finger foods yet (have him a bite of a chip the other night and it was still in his mouth 30 mins later lol!!)

    When I'm making his purée I always think rainbow food too as I always think that if I'm cooking for myself!


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  20. FirstBabyEek

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    Yeah, when T gets a bit older, I'd love to serve him a plate like that. Get him really excited about eating his food xxx


     

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