Today I’m posting my Baby Veggie Burgers from my Baby-Led Feeding Cookbook as I want to let anyone who’s bought the book know that there is an error in the recipe that is now being corrected. The lentils in the recipe list should be cooked first ( as you may have realised if you tried to make these already!). The correct recipe is below.
As vegetarian burgers go, these are the best I have tasted. They aren’t dry or tasteless like so many I have tried over the years, and they have a firm texture which makes it easy for little ones to manage. We make these weekly at home and they are super delicious and a great way to get your little one eating lentils and beans.
Picky Eater Tip
For the photo I used my pull and share bread from The Baby-Led Feeding Cookbook but for smaller babies just leave this part out and serve the burger on its own with a side of sliced tomato and salad. Don’t worry if your little one doesn’t touch the salad at first. It takes a while for them to pick up a lettuce leaf and actually like it. The trick though is to keep offering, and offering, and offering, and offering. My other children all love salad and are constantly trying to encourage Oscar the baby to eat it. Some days he will lick a leaf and spit it out but over the past month he has started actually eating them all up. It is really amazing to see an almost 3 year old munch down on a bowl of lettuce with tomatoes and sliced onion.
A really good trick I learnt too for getting your baby eating salad is to pick something that they love, whether it be chicken, fish or maybe a vegetable. Take a small few lettuce leaves, 2 cherry tomatoes, some onion and finely chop everything together. When it’s all really small in a bowl and they can taste that one thing they like they have a better chance of munching away.
What tips do you have for picky eaters?
Aileen & Oscar The Salad Muncher