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Dairy and egg free meal ideas for a 10 month old please(14 Posts)
I feel like we're getting stuck in a bit of a rut and tend to be relying on jars/pouches a bit too much than I'd like. I do make some of my own meals to freeze, generally chicken or fish mushed up with veg and potatoes or pasta, but DS is starting to want to feed himself a bit more now and I'm stuck for inspiration. He has things like fruit and veg, toast, crispbread etc as finger food but I'm looking for more complete/balanced meal ideas as well.
Or is there any good books out there I can try?
www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B008VMFYVY/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1365103542&sr=1-3&pi=SL75 this dietician gave me this book with a consultation. It has lots of ideas that could be adapted slightly for a baby-aimed at children in general. Good ideas for cooking with milk substitutes.
Can you use cooked egg/dairy? I can luckily which has made life a lot easier.
I find without the dairy making meals fatty enough can be tough. So I do things like spoon the fat off a spag Bol and stir it in - I also have to avoid nuts, which is annoying but peanut butter on rice cakes are very hearty snack.
Some regular meals include: :chilli con Carne, stews, casseroles, curry (with coconut milk good for making it nice and rich), wedges with chicken drumsticks and veggies, pasta with sauce (made with lots and lots of olive oil),
Agree with all the recipe suggestions. Quick ones to add off the top of my head, pies with either pasty (jus rol is DF and EF) which depending on how into finger food your LO is they can pick up and nibble, or with mashed potato on top (with lots of DF marg to add calories and make it go brown on top). Fillings like chicken or fish go down well here, I add Oatly to the chicken for a calcium boost, and coconut milk to the fish which tastes lovely.
Thinking back to DD at 10 months she was already a real carnivore, I guess her body sensibly trying to get protein in to replace what she would have had from eggs and dairy and would devour any casserole / meaty dish that came out of the slow cooker of I mushed it up a bit.
Pulses are often a good source of calcium and iron and make for cheap and easy meals. Casseroles, or in baked bean or houmous form. DD now allergic to lentils which has been a real pain but this used to be a regular dish too.
You can make lots of milk puddings with Oatly / Kara (I prefer Kara for puds as its sweeter. Rice pudding, blancmange, custard - birds custard powder is safe. We make crumble with DF marg and pour Kara custard on it - yum!
Good luck. Hope you can enjoy food together despite the hassle of allergies.
I make Annabel Karmel's lovely lentils, with rice cakes. Chicken casserole is good standby, I make a chicken and peach one (the tinned peaches really help thicken the stock), which freezes well.
Thanks for the tips, l'll look up that book. I hadn't thought about adding oil etc to bump up the calories, makes sense though. Also hadn't thought about making my own puddings either, guess its time to get cooking!
I was told that DS could probably tolerate well cooked egg but I haven't tested that out yet. They didn't mention cooked milk though so think I'll stick to the substitutes for now.
When you feel ready it's good to experiment with the baked products. I did food trials in my consultants waiting room for baked egg. He had always tolerated pure butter so I just carried on using it, and recently (a whole year on almost!) I've been braver testing new things. He can handle a well cooked scrambled egg and real yoghurt! This was done under the advice of a dietician who gave me a hierarchy of baked milk/egg list. For now I'll avoid the fresh milk and cheese as I'm told eventually most children grow out of m
Milk allergies, but I'm working up to a lasagne
However his allergies are 'mild to moderate' and therefore not likely to have a serious reaction. Sorry for rambling, I suppose what I'm trying to say is that if you are advised that its safe to do so introducing cooked egg/dairy can make a big difference to the variety in your LO diet.
I used to do a mini shepherds pie, homemade burger made with lamb or beef mince, white sauce using dairy free marg and milk which is great with pasta dishes, dairy free risotto. Some carrot sticks/green beans/broccoli/baby corn to go with it make great finger food.
I read this earlier and thought it sounds like my issue too. I feel like I'm rotating the same foods and they don't feel very complete as meals.
Today I trialed this - a hit with the baby as easy to hold but smooshy inside and tasty enough for me to have one for dinner.
Vegetable pasta - using courgettes, onions, peppers, garlic (and anything else!) fry off in a mix of oil and vitalite, add tinned tomatoes then cook for awhile before adding to tiny baby pasta. You can either chop the veg tiny or whizz the sauce. It tastes better chopped tiny though. This was a favourite of dd's and still is. It freezes well too and can be eaten warm or cold.
Tuna pasta, using the tuna in veg oil and egg/dairy free mayo. Good for lunch.
Spaghetti bolognese, cottage pipe, risotto, rice with veg, home made soups.
The more you do it the easier it seems. We are a milk, egg and nut free house and all eat the same things now so is become a way of life and actually easy, but to start with it can feel restricting - it actually isn't though
Oh and apple crumble for dessert with alpro custard mmmmm!!
try this. I'm not vegan but my exP is, he bought a new copy each year. Very handy.
I make all meals for Dd who is 11m. lentil bolognaise. Shepherds pie, beef bolognaise. Oily fish with pasta, rice, or mash & green vegetable. Tomato & vegetable sauce, serve with pasta. Microwave a banana, add baby rice or other cereal. Nice & smooth, nutritious, cheap breakfast.
I find it's easier when their appetite gets bigger to cook separate batches of individual things, eg shepherds pie base, separate from the mash, vegetable, etc. Then you can 'mix & match' from the freezer. Unless they are very tiny or don't fat much, I wouldn't bother with a special mini blender. I use a stick blender & can do a big pot full of something then freeze it in tiny portions.
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