by Kath Megaw, Registered Dietitian
It’s time to start weaning your baby on to solid foods – but what should you offer your little one? Here is a list of foods suitable for babies between the ages of 6 and 8 months.
All meat proteins (including fish) in the list below should be steamed or slow cooked, thoroughly blended, and combined with veggies.
- Meat proteins: white fish, fatty fish (such as salmon), tuna, chicken, lamb, pork, ostrich, turkey, beef and venison
- Dairy: yoghurt (smooth, plain, full cream) and cream cheese (smooth, plain, full cream)
- Tofu: soft white
- Eggs: hard boiled or poached, and blended into vegetables
- Pulses: chickpeas, lentils and butter beans, cooked until very soft, then puréed
- Nuts: peanut butter and tree nut butters (soft, smooth and sugar free)
- Soya milk
The starches below should be finely ground, and well cooked to a porridge consistency:
- Potato purée
You can introduce any and all seasonal vegetables, which should be cooked and puréed. Choose vegetables in a variety of colours: green, yellow, orange, red and white. Flavour your vegetable purées with other veggies including spring onions, red onions, fennel and garlic, and with herbs such as origanum, basil, parsley and sage.
Offer your baby any and all seasonal fruit. You can cook and purée the fruit, or blend it raw.
- Coconut fat
- Olive oil
- Olive paste
- Avocado oil
- Avocado purée