Something I love about moving on from the initial weaning process when it comes to first foods is that an entire world of easy food opens up as they get a little older. We started with baby-led weaning and found it suited our lifestyle and the way we wanted to feed our daughter so much better, even though I will be the first to admit that I was a little nervous to start, but once we got going and I saw how easy it was I was hooked. In the early days, between 6 months to a year, I definitely found that I would often batch make extra things for lunches although most of the time we would eat the same, they were always good to have on hand.
The great thing about baby-led weaning is that you can all eat the same and together, and this is something that moves through toddlerhood and beyond. One thing I didn’t want was to be making separate dinners or being eating at different times, and thankfully, so far, we’ve been able to maintain that. Something we also loved doing throughout the first 6 months of weaning was eating 100 foods before 1. It’s a fun challenge where you see how many new foods and flavours you can tick off your list before your baby turns 1. We loved it and found it nice and easy to complete, so much so that I created our own list into a PDF once we had completed it and you can download it here if you would like to try it.
Toddler-Friendly French Toast
At the time of writing I am in my second trimester of pregnancy and it has recently been all about French toast for breakfast, so I have been sharing this with my almost two year old daughter, and she’s been loving it too. She’s very open to new flavours and foods at the moment, something that I think is to do with our baby-led weaning experiences, although maybe it’s just one of those things.
I thought today I would share with you a simple French Toast recipe I use for both my toddler and also the adults in this house. It’s tasty, easy to whip up and in our house is a firm toddler favourite.
- 2 Eggs (Beaten)
- 2 tsp Vanilla Essence
- 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
- 3 slices Bread
- Crack eggs into a bowl and whisk
- Add in the vanilla essence and cinnamon and mind until smooth
- Coat both side of bread with mixture and pop into frying pan
- Cook on both sides
- Serve with fruit, bacon and syrup of your choice
As you can see this is a super simple recipe to create and whip up in the morning. For myself I serve it as the picture shows and for my daughter I usually cut it into to strips. She loves it with blueberries (her favourite fruit) and a little honey (because she is over 1). Another great recipe is bacon and maple syrup as it is super tasty too.
If you give this a try let me know, I would love to hear if you little one’s love it too.