Weaning week 2 – mixing flavours

We’ve now been giving Georgia food for two weeks, starting with vegetables as suggested by Ellas Kitchen (and backed up with research).

baby weaningWe’ve tried:

  • Potato
  • Broccoli
  • Avocado
  • Cauliflower
  • Green beans
  • Courgette
  • Carrots
  • Peas
  • Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Aubergine
  • Swede
  • Butternut squash

As well as some pear, baby rice and rusk added in for good measure!

So far she’s liked (or at least eaten/shown interest) in pretty much everything apart from green beans and cabbage.

Freezer full

This approach is all well and good to give her variety and get her used to different tastes and textures… but my freezer is now full of various pots and cubes of all of the above. I thought we had too many pots and ice cube trays, but it turns out we just about had enough for all of the blended foods we now have!

They also take up a LOT of room in my freezer – luckily we’ve just defrosted the freezer so we now have more space in the top draw!

We also had the added issue that we don’t tend to eat cabbage and I only needed to use a quarter of a cabbage for Georgia…. now, when you don’t eat cabbage trying to use up 3/4 of it instead of wastefully throwing it away is hard.

Had I thought about it before hand, I may have stuck to vegetables that we do eat… as what’s the point of getting her used to tastes that she’s never going to have??

Anyway, we live and learn!

In the meantime, the cabbage was used to make bubble and squeak and other ingredients were used to make a crustless quiche which pretty much can have any vegetable thrown into it and still always tastes yummy. It’s making me eat healthier anyway to use up the rest of the ingredients.

Mixing it up

Now that Georgia has had a fair few vegetables, we can now start to mix it up by giving her a combination of the flavours that she’s already had. This is great news for my freezer as means that I don’t have to find more space for yet more cubes.

So, yesterday we started with potato and sprouts – mixing a flavour that she didn’t really like – potato – with a flavour that she did – sprouts. Turns out she liked it! Onwards and upwards with introducing more flavours, fruit and vegetables in a rainbow of colours.

We’ll carry on like this until she is 6 months when we can up her amount to eating two times a day and introduce even more exciting tastes.

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