Self-feeding Tips for Independent Eating

I have shared with you guys before about wanting to follow baby-led weaning and how my pediatrician strictly advised me against it as my little girl is a slow weight-gainer. So, I reluctantly began feeding her monitored portions with a bowl and spoon. But we are just over 8 months old now and I thought… Continue reading Self-feeding Tips for Independent Eating

Introducing Beets (Beetroot) to Baby

I gave Beetroot (I found organic beets) to Ahalya as her 68th ingredient in the form of a powerhouse recipe full of vitamins, minerals and nutrition. I baked slices of sweet potato, carrot and beet (8 months+) with a drizzle of organic virgin coconut oil and, once done, topped with a few shavings of unsalted… Continue reading Introducing Beets (Beetroot) to Baby

Introducing Couscous to Baby

Ahalya tasted couscous (8 months+) for the first time as her 67th ingredient. It can't really be considered the introduction of a new ingredient because couscous is made using semolina and my little one has already tried it. And it consists of essentially the same nutrients and health benefits.But I still chose to introduce it… Continue reading Introducing Couscous to Baby

Introducing Rulang (Semolina) to Baby

I introduced Semolina to my little one as her 66th ingredient to taste. The coarse, purified wheat middling of durum wheat (mainly used in making pasta and couscous), it is high in both protein and gluten (may cause allergies in some babies). I cooked the Semolina for Ahalya in water and coconut milk like porridge… Continue reading Introducing Rulang (Semolina) to Baby

Introducing Aubergine (Eggplant) to Baby

I offered Ahalya Aubergine or Eggplant (8 months+) as her 65th ingredient to try by cooking it with other vegetables, rice and coconut milk for lunch.Locally known as brinjals, aubergines contain vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, calcium, thiamin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorous, copper, dietary fiber, folic acid, potassium, manganese and folate. Eggplants help… Continue reading Introducing Aubergine (Eggplant) to Baby

Introducing Tofu (Soy Bean Curd) to Baby

Today, I gave my daughter Tofu (8 months+) or Soy Bean Curd as her 64th ingredient to taste. There are 3 types of Tofu: Silken, Soft and Firm. I puréed the firm kind with boiled pumpkin and peas and Ahalya really liked it!Tofu is a great source of iron, protein, calcium and antioxidants. It is… Continue reading Introducing Tofu (Soy Bean Curd) to Baby

Introducing Watermelon to Baby

Ahalya tasted watermelon (8 months+) for the first time as her 63rd ingredient. I prepared it for her by washing my hands thoroughly and removing the seeds of a big slice. This I puréed (because the fibers seemed hard to break without teeth -my little one doesn't have teeth yet- but if your baby does… Continue reading Introducing Watermelon to Baby

Introducing Guava to Baby

I introduced my little one to Guava for the first time today. That was her 62nd ingredient to taste. And because this fruit contains tiny seeds that can be hard on an infant digestive system, I didn't offer it to her raw. I peeled and cut the guava and boiled it for a few minutes… Continue reading Introducing Guava to Baby

Introducing Mushroom to Baby

After completing 8 months, I offered Ahalya her 61st ingredient to taste; Mushrooms. I made her an organic chicken breast, leek and button mushroom risotto cooked in unsalted butter and coconut milk. I then puréed it with bits of pieces still intact (a creamy and smooth consistency) and fed it to the little one.Mushrooms are… Continue reading Introducing Mushroom to Baby

Introducing Polpala (Mountain Knot Grass) to Baby

Ahalya 60th ingredient to taste for the first time was Polpala and she really liked it. Unlike the milder version of Hathawariya Kenda I offered her before, this time I made her Polpala and Gotukola Kenda the way I usually do at home. I first picked the leaves of the Polpala herb also known as… Continue reading Introducing Polpala (Mountain Knot Grass) to Baby