I want to try and give my 8 month old DD bolognese. Was thinking of buying a small pack of mince, cooking it up, add either a few fresh tomatoes or a tin, some chopped carrot and some other veg. what can i add to make it 'gloopy'?? I have a food processor but it doesn't seem to really mush things up, but she is having some food with bits in. I tried her on mash with cheese in, had maybe 2 baby sppons and didn't want anymore, also carrot and parsnip not so mushed, same with carrot and courgette. can they have baked beans?? i really have no idea what i can start giving her, yes i am clueles. also, (sorry) she won't have breakfast, she doesn't like porridge, or the yogurt with berries (from cow and gate i think) Help please?? TIA.
goodo, i lurve bolognese, thanks for that. I will go get stuff tomorrow and let you know how she deals with it. When i make it for myself and DH i add lots of onion, courgette, curry powder (DH loves curry!!!) and woos sauce.Obv she can't have this. Didn't know if i had to put other baby freindly bits or what in.
soupy is right - just make normal bolognese with no worcester sauce. Much tastier, the veg is good too.
Finger food is absolutely the way to go IMO - much better than getting stressed re just how blended stuff is.
Baked beans are quite salty - read the tins and get the lowest-salt one (without sweeteners) you can find.
breakfast - dd doesn't like porridge or sloppy stuff much either, so she has bread or toast with cream cheese or hummus, or mini shredded wheats softened in a bit of milk. Actually when she was smaller she lurved baguette (or any bread) broken up in hot milk - the kind of thing my grandmother ate as a baby...
Bolognese is the best meal to share with the lo, I think. I've made it up with garlic and onion, carrots, mince and tinned tomatoes, and a dash of tomato purée. No salt. At 8 months mince should be perfect in terms of lumpiness, so no real need to liquidise in the blender. Let your daughter try it out as 'normal' and if she doesn't like it then give it a bit of a blitz. Serve it with pasta shells and grated cheese and let her pick it up herself.
Similarly for breakfast, toast, pieces of fruit, french toast, scrambled eggs, mini shredded wheat, all eaten with the fingers. It keeps them occupied, and gives you time to have your own food
My baby boblgnese is essentailly the same recipe as the children's bolognese, but with shorteer strands of spaghetti added to it!
Worcester sauce (albeit a gluten free version) goes into the baby shepherd's pie too. If it's the salt content you're worried about it really is such a miniscule amount it hardly makes any difference to the sodium content of the meal.