Welcome back to my blog Loves. In my last motherhood post, I talked about weaning my Lil King with home made food instead of store bought foods like I did his sisters. Today, I will be sharing some easy to make, affordable meals we have been enjoying.
What food you introduce to your baby first is entirely individual and at times cultural. In Nigeria, where I come from, babies first food is usually pap (semi-liquid food made from maize or millet); which can be plain, with baby’s milk or fortified with blended crayfish, peanut or both. I will love for my kids to have this but it is not available in the U.K. I wean with baby rice and vegetable purees. I used store-bought ready made purees and fruit pots for my Cuties, this time around, I decide to make my baby’s meal from scratch. If you are interested in knowing what meals we have been enjoying and how to make them, keep reading.
Breakfast: he eats baby rice and milk for breakfast, I started giving him this at 5 months 2 weeks which was when I started weaning him. Recently, I have been adding fruit purees to his rice.
For baby rice and milk ⬇⬇⬇
- I use 2 to 3 scoops of baby rice and 6 to 8 scoops of baby milk
- Mix with warm water and voila, break fast is ready.
Apple and Pear Puree: I make this in a batch and store in the freezer with ice cube trays.
- I peel and cut the Apple and Pear
- then wash and cook for 10-15 minutes
- and I blend together
Lunch: Our go-to meals for lunch are different vegetable purees. I also make these in batch and store in the freezer with ice-cube trays.
- I use vegetables mix I get from Tesco which contains the vegetables I need; peas, carrot, brocolli and cauliflower
- I wash and cook the vegetables for 10-15 minutes
- I separate each vegetable and I blend
- Then I store in freezer with ice-cube trays.
- I thaw and warm it to feed my baby
- I add baby milk at times to give a friendly taste
- I do not add salt, sugar or any artificial flavour to his food.
- This does not affect how much I breast feed him. I breast feed my babies on demand. Most times, after eating, he asks for the breast and I give him and sometimes, he asks few hours later.
- I also give lots of water after each feed.
That is it guys, easy and affordable purees made in my kitchen for my Lil King. We look forward to trying more delicious and nutricious meals. If you are interested in me sharing more of our meals, please give this post a thumb up .
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