Read Jo Weston’s top 3 weaning tips and recipes
JO'S TOP 3 WEANING TIPS
1. The key to introducing solids is the word INTRODUCING. The first six months are about exposing your baby to different flavours and tastes, practicing the physical skills needed to eat and developing a positive relationship with food from the start.
It's really not about how much your baby eats so please don't worry if your baby takes their time to get going or doesn't seem to eat very much.
2. That said, try to include iron rich foods in your babies diet from the beginning as that's the one thing that they will need a little more of. Sources include meat, fish, pulses and greens.
3. You don't need to get too strung up on the rules of different methods of weaning. It's more important to follow your baby's lead, with the latest guidance in the back of your mind. My book, Intuitive Weaning, is a great starting point in helping you to do this! It's easier than you think, I promise.
Salmon and broccoli muffins🐟🥦
❤️Perfect snack/lunch for little ones and a different way to introduce fish.
You will need:
🍞200g self raising flour
🍞1 tsp baking powder
🧈70g butter, melted
🧂A generous grind of pepper
🍋Juice of 1/2 a Lemon
🐟A large handful of cooked flaked salmon or 1 tin (I actually baked a couple of fillets the night before for this and another few bits)
🥦1/4 head of broccoli, finely chopped.
♥️Pop all of your dry ingredients in a bowl, with the exception of the salmon and broccoli.
♥️Whisk all of your wet ingredients together in a jug/other bowl and then quickly pour this in to your dry ingredients.
♥️Mix well and then add in your salmon and broccoli and mix again.
♥️Divide between 12 muffin cases (I swear by my silicone ones) and bake at 190oC for 20 minutes, or until golden and springy to the touch.
♥️Served on our (previously gifted) dusky blue open plate from @scrummytummies. Don't forget can use the code Mummymade10 for a discount over there ❤️
Veggie eggy bread🥬🥒🥦
🥦I've had a few requests for how I've made this, it's been a firm favourite of mboth of mine since the littlest started weaning.
🥦I have used frozen cubes of vegetable puree to make this but you could substitute for mashed/pureed freshly cooked veg or even a squeeze of a pouch if that's what you use.
🍞Defrost your veg and mix one cube (around 1tbsp) with one egg and soak your bread in this. 1 egg/1cube of veg is a perfect amount for one slice of bread.
🥚Fry in some melted butter/oil on both sides until golden.
🥬The bread remains lovely and soft and squidgy inside making a perfect finger food for newly weaning babies!
Tuna melt pancakes 🧀🐟🌽
When you fancy a tuna melt toastie but you don't have any bread 😅🙈
You will need:
🐟 1 tin tuna steaks
🌽1/2 cup sweetcorn
🧀1 cup cheese
🍰1 cup Sr flour
🧅1 spring onion (sliced)
🥚2 small-medium eggs or 1 large egg
🐟Pop your tuna into a large mixing bowl and break it up with a fork. Add your sweetcorn, spring onion, cheese, flour and black pepper and mix well to combine.
🥚Add your egg(s) and milk of choice (we used soya) and mix again to a batter.
🔥Fry spoonfuls of mixture over a medium heat for a few minutes each side until golden.
❤️We have tried these hot and cold and they've been a hit with the adults and toddler.
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