Spinach & Broccoli Frittata (Freezer Friendly)

Another super easy peasy recipe. The original recipe at Myfussyeater.com asks for the vegetables to be sauted first with a bit of oil in a pan but I omitted that step and just put the vegetables right into the mixture. One less step and one less pan to wash is always a win with this Lazy Mommy 😋😋

You can tell Ryan loves his egg frittata already!

It is super soft so that makes it a perfect Baby Led Weaning recipe but as your baby grows to be a toddler, it becomes a perfect daycare packed lunch or breakfast. I love easy and multi purpose dishes.

They are also freezer friendly so I usually make a bigger batch and freeze some. Not all Baby Led Weaning recipes are things I personally would like to eat but HEY, I’m not a baby LOL. But these egg frittatas are yummy and I bring them to work for my breakfast too.

Spinach & Broccoli Frittata

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Credit: Myfussyeater.com

NOTES: Feel free to use other vegetables like mushrooms, bell peppers, zucchini and etc. If you are storing them in fridge, they would be good for 2-3 days. If you are freezing them, they can stay in the freezer for up to 3 months. I highly recommend that you freeze them individually so anytime you need one, you are not trying to get one frittata that is stuck to a while batch of frittatas. Hope that makes sense. If not, ask me in the Comment section and I’ll answer asap.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped spinach
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour
  • Salt & Pepper (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat to oven 350 degree. Line a square baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl mix all ingredients until well combined.
  3. Pour this mixture into the dish and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and let cool before cutting it for baby.

Raspberry Porridge Fingers (Freezer Friendly)

Literally the easiest breakfast to make for Ryan. It’s healthy and he loves it. For moms who is thinking of trying Baby Led Weaning for your babies, this is a really great Baby Led Weaning recipe. Best thing is that the sky really is the limit on what you want to put in as the ingredients. If you want something sweeter, add some maple syrup or honey. If you want a different texture, add some chopped up raisins or unsweetened dry coconut flakes. Since making this, I have made many different variations of this recipe but the overall recipe stays roughly the same with the oats and the milk.

So easy peasy. I feel like a great mom already!! LOL

Raspberry Porridge Fingers

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Credit: Healthylittlefoodies.com
As mentioned, you really could use different ingredients for this recipe. Only the oats and milk needs to stay the same. When I made this for the first time, I only had some raspberries and apple sauce so I just used that. Wasn’t able to drag baby out to the grocery store just to make this so just used whatever I had in my kitchen but Moms, the sky is the limit :-).

Ingredients

  • 3 TBSP rolled oats or quick oats
  • 2 TBSP milk
  • About 2 TBSP Mashed up raspberries
  • 1 TBSP applesauce

Directions

  1. In a microwavable bowl or dish or container, mix everything together until oats is a mushy texture. I just use a small microwavable square container.
  2. Make sure to press the mixture into whatever container you used in step 1 flat and level.
  3. Cook in the microwave for 2 minutes on high.
  4. Cut into fingers while still hot and serve when cooled.

Starting Baby on Solids – Baby Food vs Baby Led Weaning

Ryan eating solid for the 1st time

I have to say that starting Ryan on solids was a pretty exciting event for us. I don’t know about Ryan but I was pretty excited to see and video one of his exciting milestones 🙂 It might have something to do with the fact that I’m a foodie and I hope my son will grow up to be my partner in crime or shall I say food lol..

So, according to the experts at HealthLinkBC, your baby needs more nutrients and is ready to start trying solid foods at 6 months of age. I know of moms who start their babies earlier at 4 months and some later at the 7th month.

Every baby is different but the general guideline is 6 months. We could tell he was ready at 5 months. The way he eyed our food or tried reaching out to our food with his hands and that he was able to keep his head steady while sitting down. But to be on the safe side, we waited till about 5.5 months before we started Ryan on solids.

I can still remember the first solid we fed him was oatmeal. Nothing spectacular. Just one of those storebought baby oatmeal. He was pretty ok about it and finished the oatmeal. He wasn’t thrusting out his tongue and he was reaching out when his daddy brought the spoon closer. YUP. He is ready.

When you first start baby on solids, you want to make sure their tiny system doesn’t react to the food so best practice is to wait a few days before letting Baby try a new food item. If Baby does develop a reaction, it would also be easier to narrow down to what food gave him a reaction.

So he had mushy oatmeal for the next 6 days and on the 7th day, I tried giving him mashed up banana. So glad I got a video of that. You can tell from that video he definitely was going for it! lol

Up till that point, I had never heard about Baby Led Weaning and boy am I so glad to have chanced upon an article on it after starting Ryan on solids.

So you can read tons of articles on it but just as a OVERVIEW, traditional baby food means food that is MUSH. Sorry. Best way I can describe it. Baby Led Weaning (BLW) just means selected finger food that Baby can feed themselves with. There are pros and cons with each method.

For my family, we decided we will do BOTH 🙂 and we will just follow Ryan’s lead. As long as he is FED and healthy, that’s honestly all we care about.

We still gave Ryan mushy food but we also gave him finger food that was safe for him to feed himself. We thought it would also be a fun experience for him and a great way for him to learn his motor skills. Not saying that our approach is the right way. We just did what we felt was right for our family :-).

To see the Baby Led Weaning recipes that we have tried with Ryan, visit My Recipe Box.

Share with us what your family did for your baby :-). Bye for now.

Easy Peasy Omelette Bites

Just like the ones sold in Starbucks & Tim Hortons, just better & cheaper!

So easy your toddler can help too

Easy Peasy Omelette Bites

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Easiest thing to make for your kids and will work as a baby led weaning recipe too. Feel free to use other vegetables and meat. This isn’t a strict recipe. I just happened to have bell peppers and leftover deli ham in my fridge so that was what I used but i have used bacon bits, diced up turkey deli, diced mushrooms, chopped up spinach…you get the drift. This really is a recipe that you can customise to your own liking. I like to add a little salt and pepper but you can omit that if you prefer it not to have any. This is a really great recipe for the freezer. I usually make a batch of them and freeze them. When i know i need one for the next day for ryan packed lunch, I take one out the night before and it be all thawed and ready to eat the next day. Or if you forget to take it out the night before, just heat them up slightly in microwave and there you go. So easy peasy.

Ingredients

  • 5 beaten eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced deli ham
  • 1/2 cup diced bell pepper
  • milk
  • pinch of salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degree
  2. Beat your eggs and add in all the ingredients
  3. Pour them into Silicone muffin cups
  4. Bake in oven for 15 minutes
  5. Let it cool before serving

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