If you saw my breastfeeding update blog last week you’ll know that I stopped breastfeeding Annie on Mother’s Day of this year when she was 8 months old! My original goal was to breastfeed Annie a minimum of 9 months up to a year but unfortunately, my supply had other plans! So, we transitioned Annie to formula (read more about that here!) and started LED Weaning right away!
Annie is an AMAZING eater! She has a massive appetite and will try anything that’s in front of her! While we pretty much skipped right over purees we do feed her Love Child Organics purees when we’re running short on time or on the go and she gobbles them right up! When Leo was Annie’s age I made him homemade purees (check out his journey with solids, here … and omg … look at those photos! ?) but this time around we went straight for the solids and Annie pretty much eats what we eat! When I make dinner for our family, I’ll normally make a basic version of our meal first and set it aside for the kids and then I’ll add in all of the ingredients and spice up the rest of the meal for myself and Justin!
I like to go heavy on the beans, avocado, and pasta when making food for the kids as I know this way they’re getting a good amount of protein, healthy fats and carbs into their diets! I normally choose 3-4 different foods and set it in front of them as they like being able to choose what they’re eating … consider it a kids “charcuterie board” … LOL!
But seriously … check out these old photos of Leo below …
Leo & Annie’s favourite foods are:
- Smoked tofu
- Steamed broccoli
- Pasta (I keep it plain with vegan butter or sometimes I’ll toss it in tomato sauce!)
- Scrambled eggs
- Toast (with vegan butter)
- French fries (of course … ?)
- Baked beans (one of Leo’s personal faves!)
- Watermelon (Annis is OBSESSED!)
Some other faves include:
- Steamed carrots
- Hardboiled egg
Sometimes I also like to get a little sneaky with the veggies over here in this household as I’m sure MANY of you mamas out there do as well! You know those times when you have a ton of veggies kickin around and you need to do something with them but you know if you just steam a ton of veggies ultimately the kiddos won’t eat them?! Well, as you may have already picked up on, we love our pasta around here so this is exactly how I sneak those veggies in!
That’s right, I’ll roast up a bunch of veggies and blend them in our Vitamix and puree them, I’ll then add a little cashew cream and veggie stock and some seasoning and BAM … I’ve got myself a pasta sauce! LOL! In fact, last week I made a delicious green sauce that the kids LOVED, it was loaded with kale, celery, broccoli, and zucchini! I’ll make sure to share that recipe with you in another blog post!
So, have you done LED weaning with your little one? If so, what were some of their favourite foods? Make sure to share in the comments section below!