What My 10 Month Old Eats in A Day (recipes included)

When my daughter turned 10 months, she didn’t want to be spoon-fed anymore. She was becoming more independent and wanted to feed herself instead. She also became really fussy with what food was given to her and wouldn’t have the same food for more than a few days in a row. I’m not the greatest cook, but in order for her to thrive, I have had to do some research and try out different recipes (and change them) to cater for her needs.

Here are some of her favourite meals so far:

Breakfast: (not really a favourite but she does eat it because she doesn’t have a feed overnight and she’s hungry by breakfast time)
Breakfast is usually weet-bix or oats with formula milk or an omelette (but currently she’s only having the egg yolk, I’ll probably introduce egg whites when she’s 1)
Served with A Cup of fresh fruit with yoghurt

Lunch or Dinner: Beef Nasi Goreng
Ingredients (10 Serves) – can be frozen, can be pureed
400g – 500g of Lean beef mince 400g – 500g
2 tsp of Minced Garlic
1 x Diced Brown onion
1/4 bunch of Chives
1 tsp x Grated Ginger
1 tbsp x Extra Virgin olive oil
1/4 Cup x Shredded Cabbage
2 x Finely Chopped Carrot
1 cup (~140g) x Green peas
1 x Finely Chopped Red Capsicum
400g x Rice

1) Cook rice according to packet instructions and set aside.
2) Heat olive oil in a frying pan, add beef, lightly brown, set aside.
3) Add onion to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes, add garlic and ginger and cook for 1-2 minutes. Then add capsicum and carrot and cook, stirring for 2 minutes.
4) Add meat back to pan and cook through.
5) Add cabbage and soy sauce, toss until cabbage is lightly wilted.
6) Stir through green peas and chives. Serve with rice.

For vegetarian: Substitute beef for red kidney beans.

Morning or Afternoon Tea: Beetroot, carrot and banana muffins
Ingredients (10 Serves) – can be frozen, can be pureed
2 x Bananas Mashed
1 x Beetroot Grated
1x Carrot Grated

250g x Wholemeal Self-Raising Flour
1/3 Cup x Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 Cup x Rice Malt Syrup

1) Pre-heat oven to 170 degrees Celsius.
2) Line 10 muffins pans with paper cases or spray muffin tins with olive oil.
3) In a bowl, sift the flour.
4) Add the grated carrot and beetroot and stir well, squeeze out any excess water from the carrot and beetroot before adding to mixture.
5) Add the bananas and rice malt syrup and mix until just combined.
6) Stir in the oil until the mixture forms together, add water if required
7) Spoon the mixture into cases and bake for 20 – 30 minutes.

When Madeleine started solids, I purchased the ‘SAVE OUR SLEEP FEEDING’ book by Tizzie Hall, it can be purchased here and she also has a website here. It explains everything from when to start different types of food and when to introduce different textures. This is the bible of how to introduce solids to your baby! She recommends roughly one-third meat, chicken or fish to two-thirds vegetables.

Now that she’s a little bit older, she can tolerate foods of any size, it just needs to be soft. Every baby is different though, and the texture depends on when you started solids, double check with your Doctor if you are unsure. Madeleine was introduced solids at 5 months of age. She now knows she has to chew before swallowing! She’s still having 2 bottles of formula at the moment, when she’s almost 1, I’ll probably cut out the midday bottle soon. I think the key is variety, trying new things always keeps things interesting!

Read about her 10 month update here

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