baby/ baby led weaning/ feeding

BLW 6-9 months breakfast ideas

Breakfast is one of my favorite meals to prepare for my twins, and it’s definitely one of their favorites to eat! When they were in the 6-9 month age range and we were just starting on baby led weaning, breakfast was the one meal that I really focused on providing every single day! We did skip lunch occasionally, and dinner quite frequently, during this time. But I think we got a yummy, healthy breakfast on the table, or highchair tray, pretty much every day!

I generally try to offer a protein/iron food, a carbohydrate/energy food, and a fruit/vitamin c food. Here are just a few of our favorite combinations!

Protein/Iron Foods for Breakfast

  • eggs, fully cooked
  • ground flax seeds, ground hemp, chia seeds
  • nut butters (nut butters should always be very thinly spread)
  • plain whole milk yogurt

Fruits/Vitamin C Foods for Breakfast

  • mango— cut into strips, small pea sized, bites, or placed in mesh feeders
  • berries—smashed, halved, or placed in mesh feeders
  • kiwi & melon— cut into sliced fingers or small pea sized bites
  • banana—cut into pinky finger sized stripes
  • citrus fruits—canned mandarins are an easy choice, other citruses must be peeled, seeds removed, inner skins removed, segmented, and cut into small bites.
  • avocado— cut into slender fingers or small pea sized bites

Carbohydrates & Energy Foods

  • small pea sized bites or sliced fingers of whole grain toast topped with a thin layer nut butter or avocado
  • small pea sized bites or sliced fingers of french toast or pancakes
  • well cooked oatmeal

To plan a menu, simply combine one food from each category! Here are just a few of our favorite combinations:

  • oatmeal mixed with a tablespoon of yogurt & a teaspoon of almond butter
  • kiwi spears
  • banana spears

  • french toast sticks (whisk together 1 egg and 2 tablespoons greek yogurt, marinate slices of fresh bread for 2-3 minutes, heat some coconut oil on the stove and cook at medium heat, 1-2 minutes)
  • kiwi spears or mandarin oranges

  • wholegrain toast thinly spread with almond butter
  • whole milk yogurt
  • banana spears

  • scrambled eggs served
  • avocado dusted with ground flaxseed
  • steamed apple bites

  • oatmeal banana pancake (recipe here!)
  • sliced bananas
  • kiwi spears











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