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One Ingredient Weaning Recipes

Written by Victoria Adepoju


When your baby is around five months old, you'll start to notice how much attention they give you when you are eating. This is a sure sign that they are ready to start exploring different tastes apart from breast or formula milk. There are many products on the shelves at your local supermarkets that you can try. I brought pouches by "Cow and Gate" and "Ella's Kitchen" when my daughter was weaning, they were great when I was travelling.

Pre-made products are definitely convenient and can make life easier. However, with my love for cooking, it was inevitable our daughter was going to have a diet of homemade meals cooked from scratch. One of the main benefits of cooking the meals yourself is that you know exactly what ingredients go into every meal and that also means you can make them as nutritious as possible.

I’ve written out three of my favourite quick and easy one-ingredient recipes that are sure to get your baby’s taste buds going. Cooking with just one ingredient at a time makes it’s easier to see what your baby can or can’t eat. When I did this, I found my daughter had a skin breakout every time she ate cauliflower. Try these recipes at home and let us know your comments in the section below.

One-ingredient recipes

1. Pea Puree

Ingredients

-60 g of frozen peas (I used petite pois as they are sweeter than garden peas)

-Your baby’s usual milk (4 tbsp.)

Method

Boil/steam frozen peas for 3 minutes.

Strain peas, add 4 tbsp. of the milk and blend with a hand blender or food processors until runny and smooth. Add more milk if needed.

2. Carrot Puree

Ingredients

-1 medium carrot

-Your baby’s usual milk (3 tbsp.)

Method

Peel the carrot, rinse and cut into thin slices.

Boil/steam carrots for 10 minutes until soft.

Strain carrots, add 3 tbsp of the milk and blend with a hand blender or food processors until runny and smooth. Add more milk if needed.

3. Broccoli Puree

Ingredients

-90g Broccoli florets

-Your baby’s usual milk (3 tbsp.)

Method

Boil/steam washed broccoli for 10 minutes until soft.

Strain broccoli, add 3 tbsp. of the milk and blend with a hand blender or food processors until runny and smooth. Add more milk if needed.

Look out for our advanced weaning recipes coming soon.



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