One of the most important parts of baby led weaning is cooking and cutting food properly. Especially harder vegetables like carrots and celery. For smaller babies, the vegetables should be squashable between your finger and thumb after being cooked. In this minestrone soup, I cut the veggies into spears so that I can separate them from the broth when I serve them to babies. This allows your baby to hold the veggies and feed himself. You can also put the healthy broth into a sippy cup.
Don’t worry, parents and older children can eat this soup the traditional way, with a spoon. I’m all about one meal for everyone and it’s actually pretty easy to make most meals baby friendly. It’s all about how you cook and serve it. If you’re new to baby led weaning, here are some tips for starting.
This veggie minestrone soup can be made ahead and keep in the refrigerator or freezer; however you may want to cook the veggies and pasta slightly more firm. They will soak up some of the juices and soften during defrosting and reheating. Just be sure to test the texture before serving to babies.
All of the ingredients in this recipe are from the Dunnes Stores Everyday Savers Range, from all of the veggies to tinned tomatoes, beans and herbs! If you are looking for freezer fillers then this is the one for you! Totally inexpensive and super good value too. 100% win/win.
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