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    Default Food ideas for 8 month old

    I need lunch and dinner inspiration!
    She's 8 months but has no teeth yet so hesitant to give ginger foods yet....

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    Finger not ginger!

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    Mashed veggies with mash potato. Baby porridge made with either water, formula or breast milk. I'd actually give toast a go at that age, they have an amazing gag reflex.

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    Banana is great, they can mush it up easily with no teeth :-) be prepared for a massive mess with banana though!!

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    Bubs don't need teeth to have finger food. I did BLW with my last two and they just had food and gummed away at it.

    Cucumber sticks, thick cut with skin on were always a hit, especially dipped in yoghurt.
    Thick cut sweet potato, potato and pumpkin wedges.
    Toast with avocado or hommus.
    Scrambled egg with peas, corn and spinach mixed through.
    Watermelon
    Broccoli, broccolini, asparagus all steamed.

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    My dd has no teeth either; she is almost 7 months. She LOVES finger foods. Roast / grilled chicken breast, toast with avocado, steamed brocolli. Regulars on our spoon fed menu:
    -Fry onion, add diced chicken breast, 1-2C water, some herbs or stock and a peeled / chopped apple. I blitz it for afew seconds.
    -She loooves a mild curry. I just slow cook a curry for us and blitz some up for her... with or without rice (I mash it a little but probably dont need to)
    Pumpkin, sweet potato, broccoli, peas, carrot, potato. I freeze all individually then pop a couple out and mix together, sometimes with meat.

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    Agree with pp, you don't need teeth - their gums are very very strong! I only did BLW so some finger food ideas at that age that my DS loved:

    Grilled lamb cutlets - she will gum and suck off the juices and tiny pieces of meat

    Rice cakes. - they suck and gum until the rice dissolves in their mouth , put avocado or almond butter on them

    Spaghetti or pasta - just mix hot pasta with ricotta cheese and mushy peas

    Zucchini slice made in mini muffin tins

    Homemade chicken and veggie nuggets

    Mini meat balls or fish balls or falafel

    Grilled salmon - just flake into tiny pieces and let her pick them up

    Mango or watermelon in big slices ( best on the floor on a mat as its messy!)

    Egg pancake - 2 eggs with fresh herbs and chopped tomato , cook in mini frypan and cut into strips

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    subbing, I'm looking for more food for my 8mo.

    She loves toast, couscous with mashed vegis.

    Her new favorite is loubia- green beans cooked in olive oil, garlic and a touch of lemon juice and pepper. Mil uses snow peas and cooks them until they almost melt in your mouth

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    My little miss went to real food at about 5 months, things likes cooked veg chopped up, small pieces of meat etc she is almost 8 months now and only just got teeth

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    My ds loves zucchini slice.
    Potato wedges I make myself and roast in oven and sour cream
    To dip.
    baked beans - he likes to pick up each individual bean.
    fruit toast/raisin toast
    pasta and bollengaise sauce
    veggie stirfry with tofu/steak/chicken/pork
    curries and rice
    french toast
    fish fingers
    tuna/ salmon patties
    spinach and ricotta cannelloni/ravioli
    Falafel balls
    Last edited by Beefie; 03-11-2013 at 20:51.


 

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