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Help me get sweet-gummed baby to eat savoury stuff!

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AnybodyHomeMcFly Tue 04-Sep-07 20:15:31

DS is 7.5 months old and we have been weaning for about 6 weeks. He's getting on pretty well, is good with lumps, loves trying whatever we're eating and has had a wide range of tastes - from beetroot, to nectarine, to fish, to hummus.

However, I have yet to get him to eat a full portion of savoury food. I tried homemade baby risotto and homemade butternut squash pasta. He wasn't interested in either. I have also tried him with a couple of Hipp jars and he pulled a face at both (I tried them too and didn't blame him!).

He def has a good appetite and will eat baby porridge with pears til the cows come home but the only savoury stuff he'll take is snacks off our plates which I'm worried contains too much salt - eg hummus, cheese sandwich etc.

This week I'm going to cook up some family meals such as spag bol and save off a portion for him before adding salt so what would be your top tips for savoury dishes for this age?

Thank yoooo

AnybodyHomeMcFly Tue 04-Sep-07 20:18:03

PS am doing some fingerfoods alongside the mashed stuff. It's not full on BLW but I'm letting him get into feeding himself

gillhowe Wed 05-Sep-07 07:45:51

Fish pie is good, as is cottage pie. DS loves anything with cheese and onion in it and also anything with beans (casserole or bean salad).

I stopped worrying about the salt in a cheese sandwich at about this age - there isn't much you can do about it! Sandwiches are good, maybe do a sweet savory combo - banana and cheese or something. Oh and chicken curry with banana and sultanas in it.

Bits of chicken make good finger food, and DS loved yorkshire pudding - maybe have a roast one day?

EscapeFrom Wed 05-Sep-07 07:59:06

Pasta twirls make excellent finger food, so if you do those with your spagbol, he could feed himself. You may find he prefers to, ds2 did.

Aitch Wed 05-Sep-07 11:56:27

dd loved roast chicken and casseroled meat at that age, but wrt hummous and sarnies, i didn't bother overly much about salt. i think so long as you know what you're giving them, in the sense that it's mostly home-cooked and salt-free, then it's best to go with the flow.
you could try courgette fritters as well, they have been very popular with dd as a lunchtime thing.

Notyummy Wed 05-Sep-07 12:05:15

Annabel Karmel (I know, I know.....) has a FAB receipe for Chicken Mullagatawny (Sp?) that is a VERY mild curry. The thing is, it has got lots of tomatoes, apples and a little bit of brown sugar in it, so tastes really sweet. Its good for the whole family (dh LOVED it!) and my 12 month old dd wolved it down.

Notyummy Wed 05-Sep-07 12:06:06

Avocado as a finger food as well...savoury, but not sharp

witchandchips Wed 05-Sep-07 12:08:13

sounds like has taste for strong rather than bland food. Great and your idea of cooking for all of you is the best one.

some ideas
Penne with rich tomato sauce + parmesan
Dahl and rice
child friendly humous
sweet potato + mince
chilli rice and yoghurt (add paprika rather than chilli powder)

AnybodyHomeMcFly Wed 05-Sep-07 12:15:41

Fab, thank you, i'll give those a try. (and I think DH will like them too!) I am finally going to have to bite the bullet and plan family meals properly like wot my mum used to instead of me and DH just having whatever we happen to have in... well seeing as that would quite often end up with a takeaway, it will be better for us all!

hanaflower Wed 05-Sep-07 12:18:41

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AnybodyHomeMcFly Wed 05-Sep-07 16:06:47

Thanks hana, sounds good. We have had major success this lunchtime - scrambled egg on toast, which he loved and shoved the toast fingers in his mouth and sucked the bejesus out of them. Hurrah!

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