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Couscous fingers

Harry loves cous cous!  It is so small and tricky for him to eat though that it usually ends up turning our kitchen into a couscous snow globe!  It’s amazing how far a tiny piece of couscous can travel when it is thrown by a baby!  These couscous fingers are a brilliant solution for how to give couscous without the mess and inevitable frustration caused by it slipping through baby’s fingers!

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Veggie Cheese Balls

Harry is a good eater and I know I’m lucky.  He is great eating his vegetables now but up until a few months ago if I put a lone piece of broccoli on his plate he would throw it on the floor in disgust.  Sneaking vegetables into a recipe like these veggie cheese balls, alongside serving them in their usual form meant I knew Harry was getting enough healthy goodness from his vegetables, even if he didn’t realise he was eating them!  The fact that it meant I used up leftover veg and didn’t waste anything was an added bonus too!

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Weaning on a plant based diet – Tori Pearson

image6With my first daughter, we embraced every aspect of baby led weaning, I didn’t find the experience intimidating or overwhelming, and loved being creative in the kitchen so that my little lady Frankie could have an exciting, delicious, sensory experience with every meal time. Frankie was a big girl, very independent and just always seemed a little older than she really was. She typically sat at the 91st percentile for her height and weight and just felt ‘solid’. Nothing was off the cards with Frankie, her tolerance for spicy food is still very impressive!
My littlest Noa, however felt so much smaller and just didn’t seems ‘big’ enough to do baby led weaning. (She didn’t sit up until after 7 months). We did eventually start baby led weaning but not until Noa was almost 8 months. We have done a real mix of both purée and BLW with Noa, she just isn’t the same child as Frankie and I definitely feel less confident at times giving her certain foods. I think it’s so important to remember that every child is different and as a mom/mum you should always follow your gut instinct.
image9When we moved to Texas Frankie was just 2. I remember giving her a quick snack called Teddy Graham’s, and within 40 minutes she was hyper. She was obviously very sensitive to the different ingredients in the food in the USA.

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