Paleo Baby Led Weaning Recipe Roundup

We started BLW right when Rocky turned 6 months and was given the go ahead to start solids. I'd done my research well beforehand and had decided we'd be skipping the pureé route and diving right into good, whole foods for our little one. If you're unfamiliar with Baby Led Weaning (as pretty much everyone in our family was), you can read more about it here.

I'll be honest, during pregnancy (ok, and before) I didn't have the best eating habits. But there was something about starting with this tiny, blank slate that made me so aware of the foods I was preparing for him. I just couldn't bring myself to force feed him rice cereal and baby yogurt after reading what it does to their digestive systems. So down the Paleo route we went! I didn't cook the entire time I was pregnant due to being extremely sensitive to food smells (+ sights and textures) and it wasn't until it was time to give him solids that I found any interest in cooking again. But finding new, clean recipes that provide my babe with the healthy nutrients his body needs has revived my interest. Here are a few of our tried and true favorite recipes that keep us coming back for more!

Baked Veggie Nuggets from Unbound Wellness

Packed full of our favorite veggies like zucchini, cauliflower and carrots, these have been a hit since day one!

Baked Sweet Potato Fries from Center Cut Cook

Hands down his favorite thing to eat. We've had to cut him off because otherwise he'd just keep shoveling his face full of sweet potato fries! Sometimes I'll do a variation + skip the savory spices and just add some cinnamon and avocado oil. Yum!

Two Ingredient Pancakes from The Kitchn

Every morning I make a full breakfast for the three of us. And what is the Paleo breakfast staple? Eggs! And what does this kid have zero interest in eating? You guessed it, eggs! These banana + egg pancakes are the only way I can get him to eat eggs, but are also super easy to whip up and the whole family enjoys them. 

Copycat Chipotle Carnitas by 40 Aprons

If Rocky has a second favorite food after sweet potato fries, it's definitely carnitas. I don't know if it's the fact that the pork is pulled or what, but the kid devours it. This recipe from 40 aprons is super yummy and easy to throw into the crockpot for a quick weeknight dinner!

Veggie Breakfast Muffins from Gal on a Mission

Another way I trick Rocky into eating eggs is by baking these egg breakfast muffins. I'll do a kitchen sink veggie mixture, throw it in the muffin tin and it's good to go!

Savory Sweet Potato Waffles from A Saucy Kitchen

These are one of my personal favorites because they're amazing with a soft poached egg on top and some fresh avocado!

Pitaya Smoothies

I'd be lying if I said I didn't love these for the color. But we buy the frozen packs of individual servings of pitaya at Sprouts and blend it up with a mixture of fruits and greens every day! We like to change it up, but we always use a base of coconut water and add in greens like spinach or kale. Yum!

So that's what we've been eating over here! I'd love to hear some of your favorite recipes!
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