Delicious Little Monster is where I get to share easy recipes and meal inspiration for little humans, as well as my tips and tricks for making life a little easier for the bigger ones.
I’m not here to tell you how to wean your babies or feed your kids, there are loads of expertly-written books for that. What I am here to do is inspire you to make easy, delicious, healthy, and cost-effective meals for your little humans while they embark on the beginning of their life-long journey with food.
Speaking of journeys, we are all on our own when it comes to our children. I got the green light to start Frankie on solids when she was 4 months old, which is early considering most babies start around the 6-month mark, but she was ready and I’m glad I didn’t wait.
I initially wanted to get straight into baby-led weaning, but because of Frankie’s age, I was encouraged by her baby clinic to rather start with purées by way of an introduction to solids. When she’s a little older (likely around 6 months) I’ll begin introducing table foods, moving into a method that combines both purées and finger food.
Naturally, being able to introduce my own child to solids is something I’m extremely excited about. My hope for Frankie (my Delicious Little Monster) is that she appreciates food as much as I do while encouraging her to build a healthy relationship with it.
Making homemade meals for babies and toddlers doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. Believe it or not, you can easily make a decent freezer stash of multiple combos that you can mix and match, which will also last you around one or two months, in the space of a few hours.
As we’re only at the beginning of this exciting chapter, I hope you stick around for what’s to come – because there’s a lot!