Vegan Baby Led Weaning Parenting

Starting solid foods: Weeks 14 and 15

Composite photo of 9 colourful meals from weeks 14 and 15 of starting solid foods

During weeks 14 and 15 of starting solid foods, our daughter was nine months old. We focused less on our daughter’s food at mealtimes, and more on making sure we all ate a large range of foods. We tried to ensure that there was a good range of grains, proteins, fats, and fruit and vegetables available.

Our daughter ate a little food at the majority of mealtimes during this period, but with less enthusiasm than previous weeks due to teething. She continued to breastfeed on demand, for approx 2 to 5 hours per day. She ate solid food with her hands, and seemed to enjoy using a spoon less during these weeks.

Breakfast

Photo of 5 colourful breakfasts from weeks 14 and 15 of starting solid foods

During weeks 14 and 15 of starting solid foods, our daughter ate the same breakfasts as me, at the table. She ate largely using her hands, although she had a spoon available at all times.

She wasn’t always terrifically interested in eating breakfast foods, due to breastfeeding first thing in the morning.

During weeks 14 and 15 of starting solid foods, her breakfasts were:

  • Peanut butter and banana porridge
  • Rice cake and peanut butter, with kiwi and grape
  • Chick pea omelette, with garlic courgette, onion, and pepper
  • Avocado with peanut butter on toast
  • Peanut butter on toast with grape
  • Chickpea omelette, with tomato, and avocado
  • Tahini and carrot mash on rice cakes, with tofu, and grape

Lunch

Photo of 5 colourful lunches from weeks 14 and 15 of starting solid foods

During weeks 14 and 15 of starting solid foods, our daughter’s lunches were largely similar to ours. We learned that our daughter loved tomatoes, fruits, and tofu. We incorporated some strong flavours into our foods, including mint, garlic, and paprika.

Our daughter enjoyed eating these lunches with us, using her hands and preloaded spoons.

During weeks 14 and 15 of starting solid foods, her lunches were:

  • Broad bean and mint hummus with rice cakes
  • Lentil soup
    • with toast, and tomato
    • with garlic courgette and onion, with tomato
  • Rice, hummus, tomato, and cucumber
  • Tomato and lentil soup, with rice
  • Green pea and mint soup
    • with rice cakes
    • with tomato, and chickpea omelette
  • Tofu, tomato, and potato
  • Pasta
    • with patas bravas sauce, and kiwi
    • with peppers, and tofu
    • with pea and mint soup, tomato, and tofu

Dinner

Photo of 5 colourful dinners from weeks 14 and 15 of starting solid foods

During weeks 14 and 15 of starting solid foods, our daughter’s dinners were largely similar to ours, or incorporated components of what we were eating.

During weeks 14 and 15 of starting solid foods, her dinners were:

  • Potato wedge
    • with broad bean and mint hummus, courgette and onion, and grape
    • with kidney bean, tomato, courgette, and onion
  • Patas bravas and broccolli
  • Jacket potato
    • with avocado, tomato, and satsuma
    • with tofu, carrot, and satsuma
  • Rice
    • with coconut and sweet potato curry, and chickpea omelette
    • with coconut and sweet potato curry, and kidney bean
  • Pasta
    • with garlic and lemon courgette, and tofu
    • with peas and mint soup, and tomato
  • Broccoli almond cheese, with mashed carrot, and jacket potato
  • Carrot Mash, with tomato, and tofu

Other / snacks

During weeks 14 to 15 of starting solid foods, other foods and snacks our daughter ate included:

  • Grape
  • Grape and banana
  • Pecan nut
  • Grape
  • Satsuma
  • Rice cake

Interested in knowing more about the approach we are taking to starting solid foods with our daughter? There’s more information about our approach in my previous posts:


I’d love to hear about you, in the comments or on @wholemealmum or #wholemealmum.

How did you/ are you offering your baby solid food?


wholemealmum

Mother of a baby girl, born in July 2021. Finding my way with it all. Recipes, parenting, and walking.

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