Gluten-free? I’ve got you covered. If you want to try the baby-led weaning method, but your little one has allergies, I have some easy recipe ideas you’ll want to check out!
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 our first baby and I am already looking forward to round 2 later this year.
Luckily for us, our toddler does not have any food allergies so she is literally able to eat anything and everything. But after chatting with different mom-friends and doing some reading, it really hit me that not everyone is so lucky.
Living with food allergies can be exhausting.
- Reading food labels
- Asking waiters
- Researching recipes
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. It’s important to note, however, that self-feeding is not for every baby. This post on how to get started goes into more detail on that.
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!
Best Gluten-Free Foods for Baby-Led Weaning
Please note: Each recipe has a recommend serving age. All babies are different and some may be ready for certain textures earlier or later than others. You know your baby best! You can get my simple (and free) guide to first foods, here.
Homemade Spinach & Banana Yogurt Melts from Because I Said So, Baby – Best for 6+ months
Mini Pea Pancakes from My Kids Lick the Bowl – Best for 6 + months
Banana Blueberry Fritters from Healthy Little Foodies – Best for 6+ months
Fall Blender Muffins from Baby FoodE – Best for 7+ months
Vegetable Quinoa Biscuits from A Healthy Slice of Life – Best for 7+ months
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More Gluten-Free Favorites! – Best for 7-8+ months
- 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
- Coconut-Mango Yogurt Melts from Because I Said So, Baby
More Baby-Led Weaning Resources:
- How to Get Started with Baby-Led Weaning
- Best Foods for Baby-Led Weaning 6-11 Months
- Baby-Led Weaning Breakfast Ideas
Disclaimer: Please note that I am not a pediatrician or nutritionist. If you have any specific questions, please consult your baby’s doctor.