Baby Led Weaning

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Brussels Sprouts

Not my first choice of vegetable I'd have to say, but we were out for lunch at a friend's house and in addition to cooking roast beef, Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, asparagus and baby carrots, he knocked up a bowlful of brussels.
Babybear thought them rather marvellous, actually, and very much enjoyed biting chunks out of hers with her four new top teeth. Later, while her parents were discussing how tiresome it is to be driven onto the pavement and into a fence by some tit in a 4 x 4 (so often the topic of discussion, I find), she contented herself with peeling the leaves of the sprout back, fanning them out and blowing on them in the manner of Citizen Kane's Jedediah Leland at the opera.

Did not notice any increase in her already prodigious farting after the meal, so that's one worry crossed off the list for Christmas Day.

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3 Responses to “Brussels Sprouts”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Along similar lines, I got some organic Savoy cabbage this wk for a grown up recipe and had some left. I notice that the list of adding non-”allergicky” foods has cabbage in the 6-9 month list, and thought I'd give it a bash, but has anyone else tried it? would you steam it, d'you think and give her a leaf to chew?

  2. Anonymous says:

    For myself, I'd wash it, whack it in a pan with a lid and let it steam in its own water. then toss in butter. I like it cut into long thin strips but I wonder if you're right that leaves might be easier for the wee ones?

  3. Anonymous says:

    I've given Boomer at her grandpa's house. It is always cut in strips and steamed (and butter added). She didn't really have a problem with the strips of cabbage but they are a bit slippery.

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