Once Little Big H turned 6 months I started adding protein to his diet. I also started adding herbs & spices, nuts, eggs, beans, grains, seeds, etc. I tried most foods individually then made combinations there of.
In the beginning I steamed all meat and vegetables and blended to make a smooth puree. Once Little Big H had tried most ingredients individually, I started getting a little more adventurous. I made purees that were also baked, braised, roasted, etc. Gradually I started leaving soft lumps so he would get used to different textures.
As mentioned on the 4 to 6 months page. In Australia it is now recommended to give babies all food types from 4 months. This includes meat, fish, eggs, nuts and other foods considered highly allergic. Please note that I am not a doctor or nutritionist, I am just sharing what worked for my son. Please consult your health professional if you have any concerns about introducing new foods or you have a history of allergies in your family.
I buy organic fresh produce to make baby food. See why here.
A good way to introduce meat is to add it to previously made vegetable purees. Any of the vegetable purees on the 4-6 month page could have a protein added.
- Chicken, sweet potato & date
- Chicken, corn, zucchini & leek
- Cream of chicken
- Chicken, corn & apricots
- Chicken, green beans & leek
- Chicken, granny smith apple and thyme – guest post
- Chicken, carrot and cumin
- Chicken, bok choy, potato and coriander
- Beef, kohlrabi & potato
- Baby beef pie with potato
- Beef, celery, tomato & potato
- Lamb with mixed vegetables
- Tin tuna & corn
- Salmon & cauliflower
- Sole Puree with cauliflower & wilof
- Sole with red grapes and fennel – guest post
- Potato, Leek & tomato
- Carrots cooked in coconut milk
- Pumpkin, pea & chia seeds
- Zucchini Flan (contains egg)
- Kohlrabi, carrot & apple slaw (lightly steamed)
- Cucumber Raita
- Pea, pear & chia seeds
- Roast pumpkin with ginger
- Roast pumpkin with chickpeas & coriander
- Risotto – try Pumpkin / corn / pea / carrot
- Baby vegetable bake with Kale
- Cauliflower with creme fraise and cheese
Fruit Purée Ideas
I started leaving some fruit raw at this point. Others I continued to steam/cook on the stove top and make into purees to add to other fruit combinations. Once cooked I blended with the cooking juices or added water until smooth. Little Big H loves yoghurt so I often add a dollop to the fruit purees for a quick breakfast, dessert or afternoon snack.
Try any of the fruit purees on the 4-6 month page but leave the berries uncooked. Simply mash with a fork.
- Raw blueberries, cooked apple & cinnamon
- Raw raspberries, mango and natural yoghurt swirl
- Raw blackberries, banana, natural yoghurt & chia seeds
- Raw strawberries, cooked apple and vanilla bean
- Raw kiwi fruit
- Cooked apple with raw orange
- Sous Vide apricots with rosewater
- Nectarine and mint
- Cooked peaches with vanilla bean
- Berry Coulis – guest post
- Summer fruit puree
- Stone fruit compote
- Sugar-free custard – add a range of flavours for variety
- Scrambled eggs with full cream cows milk (once he had tried all components individually)
- Yoghurt – Organic sugar-free natural yoghurt is best, or greek yoghurt. Add to any of the fruit purees to make a sweet treat
- Porridge with grilled banana, apple and rhubarb
- Bircher Muesli soaked overnight in yoghurt – served with fruit
- Pasta – I gave Little Big H Bellamy’s Organic Pasta from 7 months in small quantities. Usually as a side to a meat or vegetable puree
- Cheese – I gave Big H Laughing Cow spreadable cheese in small quantities. (More so he could get used to the taste)
Papinhas de Frutas
My baby loved it! Very thanks for sharing.
Thanks so much for letting me know. That makes me very happy. xx