Baby Led Weaning

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Sandwich Fillings

As you may recall Babybear has enjoyed tuna mayonnaise sandwiches in the past, the only downside of which was that she honked rather badly of fish until it came to bath time.

She also likes hummous sandwiches, cheese sandwiches and controversially, hummous and cheese sandwiches. I’d also highly recommend mixing grated carrot with hummous as it holds together nicely. If I’m making these for myself I’d drop some sultanas into it but I haven’t done that for Babybear yet as I’m wondering if disguising secret choking hazards in hummous is the way to go. It will probably be fine, really, as Babybear has yet to eat a sandwich without fully dismantling it first, smushing the filling into her face and then addressing the slices of bread. Ham is a trickier option, given her technique as it has a tendency to stick to the bread.

She also enjoys avocado but it’s not convenient to take out with us as it goes brown which I personally find aesthetically unappealing. Philadelphia is good, but a little boring I think.

So…anyone else? There must be loads that I’m just not thinking of.

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14 Responses to “Sandwich Fillings”

  1. jane says:

    Hi we have a 7 month old “sugar lump” who is loving baby led weaning so are we. so far sandwich wise we have tried tuna, avocado and olive oil, ham , cheese and philadelphia,(all yummy and messy!!!) but recently she has become lactose intolorent so any ideas that does not involve dairy would be nice please.

  2. Amy says:

    Non-lactose sarnies: Peanut butter (or cashew nut/almond/pumpkin seed butter), egg mayo, hummus and roasted pepper, fruit spread, vegan pesto (can buy in jars from health food shops), tofu pate (ditto health food shops – in a tube)….think that may be the end of my inspiration!

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  4. Emma says:

    I’ve recently fed my daughter peanut butter sandwiches to much disapproval from family members – is there any reason why it should not be used?

    • Aitch says:

      they’re probably thinking about peanut allergies, the advice being that children were advised not to eat peanuts until they were three. However, that’s all under question now, so it’s very hard to know what to do. I did what Nigella Lawson did, personally, and fed my children their first peanuts while we were in the doctor’s waiting room (reasoning being that at least an Epipen would likely be around). Have a look at this page about peanut allergies and the Leap Study, see what you think.

  5. Richard says:

    Just watch out for reactions to sesame (an ingredient in tahini which is usually part of hummus). Sesame allergies are quite common and can have quite serious effects. My son had a reaction with a lot of stomouch pain which I attribute to this. You can however easily make your own hummus without tahini..

  6. Paige says:

    im starting baby led weaning for my 6 month old, is it suitable for him ? also do i start him of on cooked penne pasta, boiled eggs, toast etc?

    • Aitch says:

      Toast, yes, that’s great. Eggs is something you have to make your own mind up about, there is varying advice, but certainly if you come from an allergicky family then be cautious, and re the pasta, yes, that’s great and loads of kids like penne. Mine found fusilli easier, though, seems to be good to grip and chew.

  7. Rae Mihelich says:

    Well, peanut allergy for me sucks because i really love peanuts. When i am taking peanut butter, i always end up having some red rashes on my body. ,.’`*

    Best regards

  8. cowmacpoo says:

    as mentioned on another page …… tuna, grated carrot, hummus and a tiny amount of grated red onion. it goes with anything…. sandwiches, toast, pasta etc little boo loves it!

  9. Fran says:

    We do sweet potato sandwiches (often mixed with cream cheese). I bake the potato for 1 hour at 180C in advance so it’s easy to mash with a fork. 1/2 potato makes one sandwich.

    Also avocado with natural yoghurt.

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