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    Default Making veggies tasty?

    I'm steaming up some pumpkin, carrot and broccoli for DDs dinner. Last night she had it roughly mushed up in the food processor and added to rice to make it more filling and to give it some texture.

    Any ideas what else I can add to make it tasty? Like what herbs/spices would go well??

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    I put garlic or ginger in all DS veggies ( add them to steamer or roasting pan adds loads of flavor!) plus whatever herbs I have on hand - usually coriander or basil plus put a splash of flax seed or olive oil on them , I'm into avocado oil at the moment so I'm putting that on everything!

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    Given these are her first foods, I'd just serve them up individually and plainly. She should be able to get a taste for each individual food.

    Additionally flavours aren't really necessary - her tastebuds haven't been destroyed by years of eating (possibly bad foods/drinks/other oral habits) etc, so what tastes boring and bland to us as adults is quite rich in flavour to a little one! I'd save the additional flavourings for her later years, after you've already established good eating habits.

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    http://www.babyledweaning.com/recipe...table-nuggets/

    I made these the other day and they were a big hit.
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    Its a myth babies need bland food - Don't forget babies are used to breast milk which is full of flavor! It seems to be just the American and Australian cultures that are taught to feed their babies bland food ! There are many Chinese, Indian, south American etc babies chowing down on very strong flavored first foods!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    I put garlic or ginger in all DS veggies ( add them to steamer or roasting pan adds loads of flavor!) plus whatever herbs I have on hand - usually coriander or basil plus put a splash of flax seed or olive oil on them , I'm into avocado oil at the moment so I'm putting that on everything!
    We did BLW here and DD got whatever we ate. So she used and still eats normal foods ie
    roasted pumpkin with cumin, baked carrots with dill, garlic and pepper mushrooms, curried cauliflower, broccoli with sesame seeds, and all with ginger/garlic etc. roasted zucchini and eggplant were also big hits here on pizza (pita bread bases) and she'd pick the veges off very happily.

    I used to make mild curried veges with eggplantt, potato, pumpkin and cauliflower and she used to devour it (all except potato - she doesnt like it in any form). Now that she is 21mths old I can spice it up a bit with some paprika or small amounts of chilli.

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    ^^^ We are the same - I think all kids would love to try different flavors if given the chance !

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    I bake ds2's pumpkin sometimes. Pour some melted butter onto the pumpkin and roast it. The caramelized flavored are delicious!

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    Dd is almost 10mo so she's been on solids for a while (but has been terrible with food, only recently stopped refusing everything!). We kind of do a mix of BLW and spoon feeding. Depends what she's eating and how much she's had in the day. We just kind of do whatever works at the time, I am no longer subscribing to one way of doing things!

    I ended up adding fresh basil and parsley from our garden and some garlic. I also mixed it with some pasta. She loved it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cue View Post
    Dd is almost 10mo so she's been on solids for a while (but has been terrible with food, only recently stopped refusing everything!). We kind of do a mix of BLW and spoon feeding. Depends what she's eating and how much she's had in the day. We just kind of do whatever works at the time, I am no longer subscribing to one way of doing things!

    I ended up adding fresh basil and parsley from our garden and some garlic. I also mixed it with some pasta. She loved it!
    thats great! I love cooking and really enjoy making delicious food for the family and that includes DD. Today we had lentil curry with rice, sauteed okra and a spicy (not that spicy) kidney bean masala for dinner. it went down quite well for all involved.


 

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