As a Dietitian I was very excited to start my little one on solid food. Ross brought home the Baby Bullet and I had all my recipes ready to make home made baby food mush…I was all prepared for a happy experience…except that isn’t how it went down.
My little one had a different plan. She didn’t want to have anything to do with baby mush. She wanted solid food. I fought with her for awhile, trying to get her to eat her mush…(I mean, so hardly had any teeth), and then I finally gave up and gave her a chunk of what I was eating…and ta-DA, that seemed to work. Even though she only had her bottom teeth in, she was much happier eating solid food (over whatever I put through the baby bullet).
So here is my list of solid foods that I gave her that she was able to gum on her own…without too much choking.
- Raw apple chunks
- Cooked egg yolks
- Banana (but constipated her)
- Sweet potato, sweet potato fries
- Cooked zucchini
- Mango’s ++loves
- Black beans
- Raspberries (way too messy)
- Blue berries (I find uneaten ones in her diaper. I think she hide them there)
- Cooked pasta chunks with tomato sauce
- Cottage cheese
- Rotisserie chicken
- Steamed frozen peas and carrots
- All types of cheese
*She also loves these Pancakes that I make her:
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 Tbsp. sugar
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- Dash ground nutmeg
- 1 cup milk 3% or formula
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp. oil
- 1 apple, grated
WHISK all ingredients except apples in medium bowl until well blended. Stir in apples.
LADLE batter onto hot griddle or into hot skillet sprayed with cooking spray, using 1/4 cup batter for each pancake. Cook on medium heat until bubbles begin to form on tops, then turn to brown other sides.