Breakfast

Baby-Led Weaning Breakfast Ideas

You guessed it. Eggs are on the menu. It’s funny how the mind works. Instead of thinking to myself: I’m making breakfast for me, and Harper is just having some, I totally think of it the other way around – like, can I have a bite of your toast, pleaaaase? Baby can put down some food.

Baby-Led Weaning Breakfast Ideas

The greatest thing about eggs is that they are essentially a blank canvas for flavors and are a wonderful vehicle for veggies. Some of our favorite combos are spinach & arugula with grape tomatoes, broccoli and cheddar, and the Greek-inspired omelette below.

Since she does like to have eggs every morning, I try to change it up. I personally love scrambled eggs or a nice runny yolk, but frittatas are just so easy for little hands. I always aim for a different veggie and a different type of cheese every day. One morning we also tried Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal, which I baked the night before and just reheated. While I’m sure Harper would have loved to play in a mushy pile of oatmeal (note to self: sensory play idea) baked oats are much easier to hold – and delicious!

Pictured above:

+Feta & Tomato Frittata

+Avocado Toast

+Starbucks Sumatra Roast – loving this right now

+Skinnytaste Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal (note: I used maple syrup instead of honey)

 

Pictured below:

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+Coffee (for mom – Starbucks French Roast)

+Florida Blueberries

+Avocado Toast on Rudi’s Whole Wheat English Muffin

+Greek-Inspired Scramble: Red Onion, Tomatoes, Greek Feta, Basil & Oregano from our garden (pictures soon!)

 

Other Ideas:

Banana Pancakes from Skinnytaste (made with whole eggs, almond milk, and without the nuts)

Mixed Berry Fruit Salad

Chopped Hardboiled Eggs

Oatmeal Griddle Cakes

Egg-Tortilla Cups from Gimme Delicious

 

To find out how to get started using the baby-led weaning method, click here.

Note: these ideas are best for a baby 7+ months who has experience with single BLW foods such as bananas, avocados, blueberries, etc. If you have questions about what foods are okay for your baby, always ask your pediatrician! 

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  • Candice
    August 8, 2016 at 7:35 PM

    Hi there! I have a 7 month old that I feel chokes on everything! We even laugh about her choking on her own spit for crying out loud… Do you have any suggestions for her with baby-led weaning??

    • Marla
      August 8, 2016 at 7:49 PM

      Hey Candice! It does seem like that sometimes, doesn’t it? They take this huge gulp of water and start gagging and you’re like slow down there, it’s just water! But yes, I do have some ideas! In my post on Baby-Led Weaning: Best Foods for Baby, there is a link to these self-feeders you can buy on Amazon. You can freeze some puree and that way she can just suck on it like a popsicle. Also, you can buy mesh feeder bags at Babies R Us or online. You put small fruits like raspberries inside so they can practice self-feeding but there’s nothing to gag on! Puffs are also a good option because they dissolve easily. We started out with just some mashed avocado on her highchair tray for her to play with and taste and she did well with it. Hope this helps. Let me know how it goes!