I feel like neither me nor LO are eating well. Even though I try to do healthy meals, I don't have a lot of time to make them, and then without using salt and avoiding unhealthy, processed foods I end up with totally unbalanced meals. And now that it's so hot out it's hard to roast things, I'm just not sure what to do. Breakfast is easiest as we eat cereals like millet, buckwheat, oatmeal and palenta. We sort of alternate them and that's that. But then lunch ends up being just vegetables or maybe another cereal, or maybe some fruit and if I'm lucky, left overs from yesterday. By dinner time I just don't know what to make. I've been vegetarian for so long I don't know how to cook meat really and it's hard to get good local organic meat (I need to plan farmers market trips etc). I can't do fish everyday as I worry about mercury. And then again without salt meat ends up sort of weird. I can't find a copy of the BLW cookbook for less than $200 on amazon (why?)
Anyway, just worrying I guess. Do you really feed your baby exactly what you eat? For instance I still avoid eggs, wheat and milk as others suggest - do you?
Didnt want to read and run. Im doing TW but worry about variety so would be interested in any answers.
I have introduced wheat, diary and eggs in small amounts. He has had scrambled egg and butter on toast. I give him a yoghurt as a pudding sometimes but Ive only just started to introduce these in the last couple of weeks.
We used to give Megan pasta with various sauces (cheese/tomato/pesto) as they are fairly quick to make. Also jacket potatoes with tuna/beans/cheese, spaghetti, sandwiches, cauliflower cheese, macaroni cheese, scrambled eggs (eggs are fine to give after 6 months) or eggs and soilders.
You can also use milk in cooking after 6 months. HTH's X
Eggy bread is very easy to do, and lo loves it. I only avoid salt, honey and nuts (altou he had peanuts and was fine).
I buy normal fish in the supermarket and poot it in the oven or do fish fingers. Yes my lo eats every thing with us. I do avoid dairy as lo has CMPI. Today we had:
Breakfast: weatabix (foe babies), banana and melon
Lunch: fish fingers (home made from yesterday), avocado and cucumber
Snack: rice cakes for babies
Dinner: chiken (in oven), rice, broccoli and colliflower bake.
Everything was fairly easy to make. Lo loves veg, so sometimes ve are having only veg for lunch.
Unless there is a history of allergies hun, your LO should be fine to eat most things now (avoid whole nuts, runny eggs, honey till 1, salty food)
Ideas we usually alternate between (We BLW, but cheat sometimes and help her with runny things)
Weetabix, porridge with some fruit puree in (both adult variety), pancakes with jam, yoghurt with a banana
Peanut butter on bread/bagel, crumpet, scrambled egg, boiled egg, cheese and crackers with cherry tomatoes, phili on toast, cheesy beans
Omlette or pancake with cheese and veggies like peas, corn etc and maybe some cooked chicken or ham, homemade macaroni cheese with bacon, fish fingers, stew, chicken dippers occasionally (shhhhh, bad mummy lol!), lasagne with garlic bread, chicken in a creamy sauce with pasta, cheesy pasta, jacket potato with cheese.
And she usually snacks on satsumas or dried fruit.
With BLW the idea is to give what you have. But say for example we are eating late, I'll do LO a quick pancake and she loves it.
Milk is fine now, it just shouldn't replace formula/breast milk till 1 at least.
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