Baby Led Weaning

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JennT's Home-made Bread Croutons

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

JennT says:

Cut a thick slice of bread into
fingers and brush the bread with honey or marmite diluted 50:50 with water
before baking at gas 4/180C/350F for about 20 minutes.  I'm not sure I would use the
marmite ones myself, but I'm assuming that the honey is okay cos it's

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Morv’s Crazy-Assed Picnic Salad

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

This was something I made up for a picnic as an accompanying dish to the Breaded Chicken.




Star pumpkin – halved and cored to make bowls

Flageolet Beans – a handful cooked (either from dry or from a tin)

Asparagus – steamed and cut into baby led weaning lengths

Green Beans – steamed and cut into baby led weaning lengths

Pumpkin – chunks from the pumpkin (bowls) boiled/steamed

Chunks of Feta (not sure about allergies and feta, so could be substituted)

Sweet Red Pepper – cut into baby led weaning size chunks




Mix all the ingredients and dress with a ‘Greek salad’ style dressing i.e. lashings of olive oil and loads of good quality dried oregano. Fill the pumpkin bowls with the salad , wrap in foil and take to the park. Boomer got bits from the bowls and she played with the pumpkin bowl later.

This was something I made up for a picnic as an accompanying dish to the Breaded Chicken.


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Thursday, August 17th, 2006

But only my next-door neighbours' organically-grown, hand woven Little Gems, dressed in avocado oil and lemon juice, if you please. She will lift these out of the salad bowl at home, but try and give her some chopped-up iceberg from a cafe salad and it's a straight no. Good girl, we're very proud…

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Thursday, August 17th, 2006

Not the most obvious of finger foods but luckily the Husband is an adventurous type (especially when faced with an empty fridge) and so he steamed Babybear some spinach for a couple of minutes then wrung it out a bit and plonked it in a pile on her highchair tray.


Surprisingly, she found it incredibly easy to eat. Her technique largely relies upon jamming as much of the green stuff as possible into her mouth and then pulling out what cannot be immediately downed in one bite before pushing the rest back in. It's grimly fascinating, not to mention hugely convenient as there are few vegetables her parents enjoy more than spinach done with a wee bit of garlic, lemon juice and olive oil…  

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