Does anybody have a good baby food recipe?

(8 Posts)
retrocutie Wed 06-Mar-13 14:44:41

We are currently giving DD 6 months 'Ella's Kitchen' and it is bankrupting us! Does anybody have a recipe for something nice that we can give her, with vegetables, etc? Thanks.

BrianButterfield Wed 06-Mar-13 14:47:43

Do BLW! Just give your DD what you're having - you don't need to mush it up or anything. Nice soft sticks of sweet potato or carrots, bits of potato wedges, slow-cooked meat, pieces of cheese - it's by far the easiest way and sooo much cheaper.

sharond101 Wed 06-Mar-13 22:12:20

We have some Anabel Karmel books which are great. I make soup for lunches, boil a large chicken leg in water with chopped carrots, leeks, turnip and potaoes/rice when all cooked through remove chicken from bone and whizz in blender. \shepherds pie/meatballs/enchiladas/chicken, sweet potato & veg/ chicken, corn & rice, fish, potatoes & veg etc for dinners.

retrocutie Thu 07-Mar-13 01:28:19

Thanks for the ideas. Believe it or not, I hadn't thought of giving her our food.

SquidgersMummy Thu 07-Mar-13 12:10:06

Blw all the way. If your meal is too late make some toast, an omelette, advocado on toast, pasta without sauce, boiled egg...

DD's favourite main meals were:

Shepherd's pie
Chicken casserole
Roast dinner
Spaghetti bolognese
Risotto

For lunch:

Cheese on toast
Cheese scones
Soup (with bread broken up into it, or dipped in)
Hummous with breadstocks/pitta/carrot sticks anything to dip!

I think she's old enough to try yours. Have a look online for the Annabel Karmel baked risotto recipe. It's proved popular in our house, and makes a nice grown up meal too.

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 07-Mar-13 12:33:35

There are some good recipes on MN here or like others have said, she can just eat what you are eating, providing you eat fairly healthily and watch the salt. There are some good finger food recipes here.

Your library should have some good weaning books too. I borrowed finger foods for babies and toddlers. Most libraries seem to have this one too.

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