TEXTURED BABY FOODS TO ADULT FOOD
I wrote a blog post last month on how to transition from puréed baby food to more textured foods. Now, that my baby is used to more textured foods, the next step is try to get him to eat more adult-like meals. Meal planning is more of a challenge now because it’s not like I can make anything I want and assume my baby will eat it: Vegetables still need to be slightly overcooked in order to be gummed; pasta needs to be cut into smaller pieces; meat has to be shredded; hot peppers are not an option.
STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT
At 11 months-old my baby has mastered the pincer grip and can feed himself big and small pieces of food. He cannot use a spoon yet unless I aggresively guide him. I think he’s also more interested in playing with the spoon than using it as a tool to feed himself. I should be trying to let him self-feed with a spoon everyday but I don’t because HUGE MESS. But when I do let him use a spoon, I go back to feeding him some thick, textured purées which can help reduce the HUGE MESS.
10 BABY FOOD RECIPES ROUND UP FOR 11 MONTHS
We’ve all read and heard that variation in a baby’s diet is MOLTO IMPORTANTE (very important, in Italian). Coming up with new baby food recipe ideas can be time-consuming. So, I’ve done the work for you and have rounded up 10 baby food recipes that are perfect for 11 month-old babies. You’ll find some puréed recipes as well to use when you are practicing spoon-feeding if you want to reduce the mess in the kitchen. You’ll also find that each meal is quite balanced (with the exception of the breakfast baby porridge) with carbs, protein and veggies.
Let me know what you think of these recipes and which one was your baby’s favourite! Buon appetito!
- Chicken Stir Fry
- Pasta Shells with Salmon and Broccoli
- Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables with Cous Cous
- Baby Porridge
- Pasta with Spinach and Ricotta
- Rice with Peas, Carrots and Egg
- Broccoli Potato Cheese Purée
- Salmon with Cous Cous
- Lamb and Corn Cous Cous
- Bebé Bolognese