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Best Gluten-Free Foods for Baby-Led Weaning

gluten-free foods for baby-led weaning

I know. Gluten-free? Before you roll your eyes, I’m not just jumping aboard the gluten-free-trend bandwagon. Me + Bread = Life. However, with baby # 2 on the way any day now and my mind racing ahead to 6 months-in when we’ll be starting solids (slow down, I know), I’ve got a lot on my mind in the way of food choices.

We had SO much success using the baby-led weaning method with Harper and I am already looking forward to round 2 later this year. Luckily for us, Harper does not have any food allergies so she is literally able to eat anything and everything. But after chatting with different momfriends and doing some reading on the web, it’s really hit me that not everyone is so lucky. Living with food allergies (like real food allergies, not just being gluten-free for gluten-free-sake), can be exhausting.

Reading food labels. Asking waiters. Researching recipes. ETC.

Looking for some easy gluten-free recipe ideas to try with the baby-led weaning method? Check out this roundup of healthy and easy ideas!

But feeding your baby shouldn’t have to be complicated. In fact, it should be easy and fun. One of the main points of baby-led weaning is that your little one should eat exactly what you’re eating. No special purees or “baby food” – just real people food cut into appropriately-sized portions.

With that being said, having a child with food allergies shouldn’t deter you from giving the BLW method a try. That’s why today I’ve compiled some favorite gluten-free, baby-led weaning recipes from none other than Pinterest. Give some of these a try and be sure to let me know which ones turned into favorites!

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Best Gluten-Free Foods for Baby-Led Weaning

Homemade Spinach & Banana Yogurt Melts from Because I Said So Baby


Mini Pea Pancakes from My Kids Lick the Bowl

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Banana Blueberry Fritters from Healthy Little Foodies

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Fall Blender Muffins from Baby FoodE

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Vegetable Quinoa Biscuits from A Healthy Slice of Life

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More Gluten-Free Favorites!

4 Ingredient Carrot Stars from Healthy Little Foodies

Sweet Potato Fries & Avocado Dip from Del’s Cooking Twist

Frozen Banana Yogurt Bites from Eats Amazing

Broccoli Cheese Frittata Fingers from My Fussy Eater


If You’re Interested in Baby-Led Weaning, Be Sure to Check Out:

How to Get Started with Baby-Led Weaning

Best Foods for Baby-Led Weaning 6-10 Months

Baby-Led Weaning Breakfast Ideas

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Any other favorite gluten-free recipe ideas to share? Comment below!

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  • Reply
    June 14, 2017 at 4:17 PM

    These are great options for Baby led weaning. I wish I knew about them when we went through the baby led weaning stage. They look pretty yummy as well.

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      June 30, 2017 at 1:32 PM

      Thanks! Some of these are on regular rotation in our house!

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    June 14, 2017 at 5:16 PM

    Im so excited to do BLW with baby #3! Our first was a puree baby and our second was BLW- guess whose a better eater? 😉

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      June 30, 2017 at 1:32 PM

      I have a pretty good guess! Glad to know others have also had success with this method 🙂

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    Kiley Smith
    June 14, 2017 at 9:56 PM

    Thank you for all the amazing recipes. I am going to share this with my niece who is weaning her little one!

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      June 30, 2017 at 1:31 PM

      That’s awesome – thank you!

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