Top 10 Foods for Weaning | Toddler Experts | Little Dish

All of these foods are packed full of goodness and ideal for little foodies taking their first steps on their weaning journey.  We hope your little foodie has fun experimenting with them.

Lentils

They pack a real protein punch, are a good source of iron and are fantastic blended with all kinds of veggies. Try them with butternut squash, sweet potatoes, onions and carrots.

Butter and olive oil

Little ones have high energy needs and small stomachs and they need fat in their diets to support growth. Fats can also help them get used to new textures and tastes.

Full fat natural yoghurt

A great low-sugar snack and a good source of protein, calcium and B12. Try it mixed with a spoonful of mashed berries for added goodness.

Avocado

Blends into a lovely smooth texture but is equally good as a finger food. Full of good fats and high in B vitamins, they’re a great way to support energy levels.

Baby porridge

A great source of slow release energy and fibre, and usually fortified with key nutrients like iron.

Salmon

Rich in omega 3 fatty acids and high in protein and zinc, salmon is a brilliant weaning food. Tinned salmon has the added benefit of containing small, soft bones which deliver a calcium boost (be sure to mash well).

Cream cheese

A delicious toast or cracker topper and perfect for dunking veggie sticks in.

Hummus

A super blend of oil, chickpeas and tahini – hummus is nutritious and delicious. Dunk, spread or spoon, it makes a great weaning companion.

Eggs

Scrambled, hard boiled, made into eggy bread or as a delicious omelette, eggs are a great go to for a quick snack, lunch or tea.

Nut butters

Almond, peanut or cashew are all yummy spread on rice cakes, wholegrain toast solders and oat cakes or stirred into natural yoghurt.

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