Vegetarian Recipes and and what can my 7 month old eat.

(19 Posts)
herbz100 Mon 07-Sep-15 19:21:57

Hi all,

I want to vary my meals but would want to know what products i can use for my 7 month old as they are getting boring. can someone give a list?

i use a lot of sweet potato, spinach, starting to use cheese, broccoli.

Is there recipes online of a link someone can suggest?

can i use lentils?
turmeric?
herbs?

RiverTam Mon 07-Sep-15 19:27:55

I have Baby & Child Vegetarian Recipes by Carol Timperley, it's really good, and I still use recipes from the toddler section 5 years on! Has lots of info you need to know.

herbz100 Mon 07-Sep-15 19:56:47

thanks RiverTam. will see if i can get a used one online.

TheOriginalWinkly Mon 07-Sep-15 19:59:07

Honestly, your child can eat almost anything you eat except honey or anything salty. Lentils, turmeric and herbs are all fine.

herbz100 Mon 07-Sep-15 20:16:26

Super. I knew about salt but wasn't sure about honey. Puts my mind at rest. One can salt be introduced into a babies diet?

Thanks

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 07-Sep-15 20:20:51

Babies do have salt, it's present in milk for starters, you just don't have to give them too much.

She'll be fine with most things, if the food is a bit spicy, you can always stir in some natural yoghurt to cool it down.

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 07-Sep-15 20:23:34

Mums net has some good weaning recipes here smile

herbz100 Mon 07-Sep-15 21:31:33

Perfect smile very useful recipes.

herbz100 Tue 08-Sep-15 12:32:07

Sorry, is normal cows milk safe to give even though she is still being breast fed?

Thanks

TheOriginalWinkly Tue 08-Sep-15 12:50:46

Cows milk is fine in cooking and cereal after 6 months, just not as a main drink until they're 1.

herbz100 Tue 08-Sep-15 13:04:00

Brill, thanks

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 08-Sep-15 19:08:22

Yes, full fat cows milk in cooking and tap water is fine to drink from 6 months in the UK.

LovelyBranches Tue 08-Sep-15 20:52:12

Are you doing purees or baby led? I use a lot of red split lentils and spinach in my baby's food because he is breastfed and I was worried about iron levels after 6 months. I've done a bit of a mix and DS loves leek, sweet potato lentils, carrots and spinach pur??e. Butternut squash and pear pur??e is another favourite. He likes to eat chickpeas as a snack.

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 08-Sep-15 20:57:38

Why are you worried about iron levels lovely? I thought it was very rare for a bf baby to have anaemia.

LovelyBranches Tue 08-Sep-15 22:03:04

www.swbh.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Iron-in-your-childs-diet-ML3710.pdf

I read advice like this (I'm in Wales but I'm not at home at the moment to look in my nhs book). It says that after 6 months the iron levels start to decrease and babies should have iron rich food. I didn't want to give drops so went down this route instead.

I'm no expert btw, far from it, I've tried to listen to nhs advice and I thought that spinach and lentils were good foods anyway.

bunique Tue 08-Sep-15 22:26:25

The iron in breastmilk is more easily absorbed than other sources, so your baby will still be getting plenty

kellymom.com/nutrition/vitamins/iron/

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 09-Sep-15 08:03:04

Agree with bunique. The iron in your bum will be fine smile

bunique Wed 09-Sep-15 08:48:14

That's got to be autocorrect of the day, already wink

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 09-Sep-15 17:48:16

grin

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