I love these family recipes for baby led weaning as the great thing about blw is that you can feed your child whatever you’re eating for dinner but the less than great thing is that having a baby doesn’t suddenly fill your head with a million recipe ideas. Spaghetti bolognase again? (We had it again tonight, I feel your pain!)
I’ve shared a lot of stuff about baby led weaning here and today I’m sharing some gorgeous looking family recipes for baby led weaning.
There’s loads of fabulous recipes here but if you need some more inspiration I’ve also shared some of my favourite family recipe books for baby led weaning and if you check out the links at the bottom of this page you’ll also find loads of ideas for baby led weaning dinners as well as ideas for things your kid can eat if they don’t have any teeth yet!
Got a recipe your baby loves that you love too? Tell me about it in the comments as I’d love to share that too.
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What You'll Find on This Page
Our Favourite Books for Family Recipes for Baby Led Weaning
When we did baby led weaning with our kids there were two books that really stood out and that we referred to again and again.
The first was The Baby Led Weaning Cookbook which is a great resource and which we used loads of times and the second was The River Cottage Baby and Toddler Cookbook which includes a couple of purees too but I really enjoyed it.
A couple of newer baby led weaning family recipe books which have come out more recently are Annabel Karmel’s baby led weaning book and Real Food for Babies and Toddlers by Vanessa Clarkson – both of these look good but I haven’t tried them out personally, if you have let me know what you think of them!
The other must have for baby led weaning that I can’t recommend enough wasn’t actually a book but a specific bib – these ones were amazing as they collect a load of the food that your kids drop so it stops you having quite so much waste – or as much stuff to clear up from the floor!
I used mine with both my kids and they were great for slipping in my bag when we went out too.
Want more family recipes for baby led weaning?
As well as all the ideas below I’ve also got two posts that you’ll love – baby led weaning lunch ideas and baby led weaning dinner ideas, both crammed with delicious ideas by parent that they love as much as their kids do! Make sure you check them out.
Finger Food Snacks
Need inspiration for finger food snacks? I’ve made a little video with some of my kids favourites in it, you can check it out below!
Don’t Forget These Ideas!
Everyone knows that the early years of parenthood go pretty much hand in hand with extreme tiredness and I know that for me that meant being super forgetful too (in a room and you can’t remember whet you went there for? Yep, I hear you!) If you want to make sure you don’t forget any of these great family recipes for baby led weaning make sure that you bookmark this page or pin the image below so that you can refer to it when you need a bit of mealtime inspiration.
Family Recipes for Baby Led Weaning
Sugar Free Mom – Broccoli Cauliflower Quinoa Bites
Baby Led Feeding – Butternut Squash Creamy Pasta
Wings and Roots – Hidden Veggie Meatballs (website no longer available)
Hip2Save – Baked Broccoli Tots
The Healthy Foodie – Zucchini Fritters
It Happens in a Blink – Baked Chicken Nuggets
How Sweet Eats – Homemade Fish Sticks
B-Inspired Mama – Kids Cheesy Potatoes
Chocolate Covered Katie – Baked Mac and Cheese Cups
Our Little Miracles – Homemade Marinara with Meatballs
My Fussy Eater – Broccoli Cheese Frittata Fingers
Baby Led Feeding – Pizza Muffins
Twin Pickle – Vegetable Croquettes
Sarcastic Cooking – Spinach Avocado Mac and Cheese
Healthy Little Foodies – Sweetcorn Quinoa Fritters
A Healthy Slice of Life – Vegetable Quinoa Biscuits
Wings and Roots – Savoury Pancakes (website no longer available)
Baby Led Feeding – Baby-Friendly Chicken Tikka Masala
Little Grazers – Tuna and Sweet Corn Mini Quiche
More Baby Led Weaning Meal Ideas
We love sharing ideas about baby led weaning because it can be so tricky to think of new ideas! Just click on the link above the links below to find more ideas tried and tested by other families.