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24 June, 2020

Solids – Baby recipe for introducing baby to solids

by Nadean Richards

What baby food recipes do I start with when introducing solids?

When your baby is past 4 months old you might start thinking where do I start with solids? What food do I give my baby first when introducing solids? What food do I NOT give my baby? What is baby led weaning? What are the best baby food recipes? Especially if all you can think of is making porridge from the packet!

We have asked Brittany Darling from Wholefood Healing for one of her favourite baby recipes for us to try when starting solids.

She has just released a Starting Solids Recipe E-Book which you can download here.

We’re very lucky to have Brittany’s experience and guidance and have recently also talked to her about introducing solids to your baby, how to boost your immunity especially during times like Coronavirus/ Covid-19, starting solids and baby products you should avoid and why.

So getting back to today’s special baby recipe we have a yummy baby porridge that will help to get your baby excited for baby food!

What is a good baby porridge recipe?

Baby porridge recipe for starting baby solids

Pureed Porridge, Almond Milk and Pear

Serves 10

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

1/2 cup rolled oats

1 cup water

1/2 cup almond milk

1 pear, peeled, cored and diced

Methods

  1. Add oats, water, almond milk and diced pear and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to low and simmer until all liquid has been absorbed by the oats and the pears are soft.
  2. Transfer porridge to a blender and blend until smooth. Stir frequently to prevent porridge from sticking.
  3. Once puree is cool, divide between 12 small containers. Store in fridge for up to 3-4 days or freezer for 2 months.

From around six months of age many infants will experience a significant decline in stores of nutrients, such as iron and zinc. (1) Sufficient iron is especially important due to its crucial role in the cognitive and motor development of your baby. (1) It is therefore recommended that the first solids you introduce are iron-rich foods, such as pureed meats, fish, or iron-fortified cereals, cooked tofu, or legumes. (3)

Watch this video for a quick guide to starting solids

Want more baby recipes?

Head over to Brittany’s website Wholefood Healing to purchase your Baby Recipe E-Book so that you can have a wide range of choice and get your baby excited about wholefoods!

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