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Strawberry, Cherry, & Chia Baby Led Weaning Breakfast Pudding

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This baby-led weaning breakfast is naturally sweetened using only fruit, and it is so good! For babies starting weaning, preload a spoon and hand it to your little one to put to their mouth all on their own. It will be messy initially, but I promise they will get the hang of it quickly! Chia Seeds are so amazing!

How to give your Baby Chia - Chia Pudding

Why are chia seeds good for babies?

Chia seeds are an amazing source of Omega-3 fatty acids! Omega-3s are essential for brain health and development in babies and toddlers. Chia seeds also contain a healthy supply of vitamin K, Zinc, and protein making them a great nutrient-rich ingredient for baby-led weaning snacks!

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When can babies have chia seeds?

Chia seeds are safe for baby-led weaning from age 6 months and older. It is however important to prepare them properly. Chia seeds should be softened in a liquid overnight to make them more easily digestible for babies. Then you can make them into a healthy baby led weaning breakfast for babies (and parents 🙂 as well they can be added to soft baked goods, oatmeal, smoothies, and yoghurt!

How to give your Baby Chia - Chia Pudding

How much chia seed can a baby have?

Chia seeds are high in fibre which is excellent! Just remember, the more fibre the more full your little one will feel so I recommend starting out small. I use a tablespoon of the milk, banana and chia mixture which is about 1/2 teaspoon of chia. This way they have room for other nutrient-rich ingredients.

How to give your Baby Chia - Chia Pudding

Do chia seeds constipate babies?

No! Because of the high fibre content, chia seed can actually help your baby’s tummy “move things along”. As noted above, just remember that too much fibre can leave your baby feeling full and potentially even gassy, so start small and remember to pre-soak your chia seeds for baby-led weaning.

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If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo @babyledfeeding on Instagram. All the love, Aileen 🥰

My Baby’s First Superfood Breakfast - Strawberry & Cherry Chia Pudding

Prep time

10 mins

Cook time

Servings

3

Freeze me BLW Friendly Vegetarian Quick
How to give your Baby Chia - Chia Pudding

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Ingredients

6 fresh raspberries

3 fresh strawberries

8 frozen cherries defrosted

1 banana

3 tbsp whole chia seeds

1 cup (250ml) milk

Serving

Sliced strawberries

1 tsp granola per jar

Fresh mint leaves

Method

Add the raspberries, strawberries and defrosted cherries to a bowl and mash until they are completely broken apart. Divide into serving jars for older children and into a bowl for your baby.

In a separate bowl, mash the banana until it turns into a puree. Add in the chia seeds then stir in the milk. Leave to soak for about 10 minutes while the chia seeds soak up some of the milk and the mixture is a little thicker.

Spoon into the jars on top of the fruit compote filling the jars 3/4 ways up. Add just 1 tablespoon to the baby bowl.

Refrigerate overnight. The chia pudding should be thick and creamy.

👶🏻 Baby Led Weaning – Serve with quartered fruit, I used one strawberry and one raspberry.

👧🏻 For older children – serve with quartered fruit, a sprinkle of granola and top with fresh mint leaves.

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Writen by Aileen Cox Blundell - number one bestselling author, award winning blogger and Mum of 3 kiddies who all eat their veggies.

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