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Having a freezer full of nutritious baby led weaning food, will totally save your sanity! It is by far the single best thing I ever did when I started weaning my kids. Plus, the food is great for the rest of the family as well. So one meal for everyone! Stocking up the freezer is also a great way to use up fresh ingredients and have yummy food for the days you might need it the very most. We cook a lot of double dinners like pasta sauce for example, then eat one fresh and freeze the other one. You will also be really surprised how quickly the freezer fills up when you do this.

My Favourite Baby Led Weaning Recipes

Some of my favourite finger food recipe just so happen to be freezer-friendly recipe for babies too! The entire list below are perfect to start baby led weaning and lot’s are ones that I gave Oscar from when he was just 6 months old. They are also a great one to build up a stash if you are starting weaning in a month or so as your baby is probably not quite mobile yet. Believe me, when they start moving you will get less and less done every day. It’s just the norm when it comes to being a parent.

Savoury Freezer Foods

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Irish Potato Cabbage & Carrot Hash Browns

Hash browns can be frozen after they are completely cooled. Separate with parchment paper and place in a freezer bag. Reheat in the oven to crisp.

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Vegan Quiche – Tofu, Spinach & Mushroom

Quiche freezes beautifully! Cool completely and place in a freezer bag or container. Reheat in microwave for about 20-30 seconds from frozen or thaw in the refrigerator and serve cold.

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Colcannon Nuggets

These nuggets are best when frozen before cooking. You can form the nuggets on a cookie sheet. Then freeze the nuggets on the cookies sheet until firm. Once the nuggets are firm you can transfer to a freezer bag or container. Reheat as directed in the recipe, however, add a few additional minutes to the cooking time.

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Pea & Spinach Pancakes

As you’ll notice below, pancakes are one of my favourite freezer foods for baby led weaning! They freeze brilliantly! Cool pancakes completely on a wire rack, then stack the pancakes with a small bit of parchment paper between each (this keeps them from sticking together in the freezer). Place the pancakes into an airtight freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months! Reheat in the toaster (sometimes pop them 2times) or in the microwave for 10-15 seconds.

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Chickpea & Roasted Carrot Pancakes

Cool pancakes completely on a wire rack, then stack the pancakes with a small bit of parchment paper between each (this keeps them from sticking together in the freezer). Place the pancakes into an airtight freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months! Reheat in the toaster (sometimes pop them 2times) or in the microwave for 20-25 seconds.

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Salmon Nuggets for Baby Led Weaning

 Make a double batch of these and freeze right after breading (providing your fish has not already been frozen). When you are ready to use them, just remove from the freezer, defrost and heat in the oven as per the instructions in the recipe.

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Savoury Butternut Squash and Goats Cheese Pancakes

Cool completely, then stack the pancakes with a small bit of parchment paper between each (this keeps them from sticking together in the freezer). Place the pancakes into an airtight freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months! Reheat in the toaster (sometimes pop them 2times) or in the microwave for 15-25 seconds.

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Veggie Pancakes

Vegetable Pancakes

Cool pancakes completely on a wire rack, then stack the pancakes with a small bit of parchment paper between each (this keeps them from sticking together in the freezer). Place the pancakes into an airtight freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months! Reheat vegetable pancakes in the oven at about 180C (350F) for 7-10 min.

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Vegan Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Smooth soups like this one freeze well. You’ll want to cool the soup completely in the refrigerator (about 2 hours) before freezing to avoid freezer burn. Remove the lid of your cooled container and wipe off the bit of moisture that has collected on the back of the lid. Reseal the container for freezing or pour into a freezer bag or large ice cube trays (for baby portions). Freeze for up to 2 months. Since soup is full of moisture, it tends to get ice crystals (freezer burn) sooner than other foods.

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Baby Led Weaning Meatless Meatballs with Garlic Bread

Meatballs (meatless or meat) freeze SUPER! Make as directed but do not cook! Freeze meatless balls on a parchment-lined cookies sheet until very firm, then transfer to a freezer bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. Cook as directed by the recipe. You may need to add a few additional minutes from frozen.

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Make-ahead Veggie Loaded Spaghetti Bolognese

Bolognese sauce is a freezer classic! Make ahead, cool completely in the fridge (2 hours), then transfer into single portions in freezer bags or containers and freeze up to 2 months.

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Veggie Loaded Cottage Pie (with 10 Veggies) – A recipe for Fussy Kids

I like to make cottage pies in small pans (disposable or otherwise), this way I can make one recipe into several individual freezer servings. Often, I double the recipe so I can have one pie tonight and freeze 2 smaller (2 serving sized) pies for another day. Like most of the recipe above, you’ll want to cool completely in the fridge before freezing. Wipe off any condensation on the lid/tin, or plastic wrap. Seal the cottage pie tightly with plastic wrap or if it fits into a freezer bag put it in there. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw and cook as directed or cook for about 30 additional minutes from frozen.

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Roasted Red Pepper, Spinach and Goats Cheese Quiche

A personal favourite! These are SOOOOO amazing and they freeze really well! You’ll want to cook them before freezing and cool completely before transferring to a freezer container or bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. To heat, just pop in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds. Yum!

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Mini Baby-Friendly Quiches – Baby Led Weaning Finger Food

Here’s another quiche for you! Bake as directed, cool completely and place in a freezer bag or container. Reheat in microwave for about 20-30 seconds from frozen or thaw in the refrigerator and serve cold.

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Chicken and Veggie Pot Pie

Here is another AMAZING make-ahead double dinner! I like to make enough chicken pie for 2 dinners. Here is what you do. Double the recipe. Make the filling and pie crusts. Bake one straight away for tonight. For the second pie, cool the filling completely then place the chilled pie crust over top (you’ll want to keep it in the refrigerator to keep it firm). Cover tightly with plstic wrap and freeze the un-baked assembled chicken pie for up to 2 months. Bake as directed from frozen for an additional 20-30 minutes. Watch the pie closely, once the crust turns golden it’s likely done. Cover the edges with tin to keep them from burning if you need to.

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Moroccan Turkey Meatballs

As with the meatless meatballs above, these freez really well. Although, with these, I may suggest you pre-cook them completely first since your dealing with raw meat. It makes things easier later down the line because all you’ll need to do is reheat them. After cooking, cool completely and store and freeze in a freezer bag for up to 3 months. Heat up in the microwave or in a pot of spaghetti sauce on the stove until heated through.

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Beetroot Kale & Goat Cheese Tart

Like quiche, tarts freeze really well! You’ll want to pre-cook and then freeze these savoury tarts. They can be reheated in the microwave for 20-50 seconds (depending on the size tart you choose to make).

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Sweet Freezer Foods

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Mini Muffin Baby Brownies Bites with Green Frosting

You can freeze these brownie bites with the frosting on top! Place in an airtight container and freeze just like so! They thaw quickly (about 15-25 minutes on the counter).That’s it, thaw and enjoy! Freeze for up to 2 months (but they’ll be best within 1 month).

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Raspberry Buckwheat Pancakes

As you may have noticed, I loke pancakes for baby-led weaning. Cool pancakes completely on a wire rack, then stack the pancakes with a small bit of parchment paper between each (this keeps them from sticking together in the freezer). Place the pancakes into an airtight freezer bag and freeze for up to 2 months (since they have fruit I don’t freeze as long as other pancakes)! Reheat in the toaster (sometimes pop them 2times) or in the microwave for 10-15 seconds.

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Passion Fruit Mini Cheesecakes for Baby Led Weaning

Cheesecake is synonymous with the freezer storage and this healthy version is no different! Make it, freeze it, it’s that simple. Seriously. Keeps for about 2-3 months depending on how much fruit you place on top. They will keep the longest if you freeze without the fruit toppings.

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Baby led weaning Egg-Free Pancakes with Pineapple Coulis

How repetitive are the pancake notes getting? Cool pancakes completely on a wire rack, then stack the pancakes with a small bit of parchment paper between each (this keeps them from sticking together in the freezer). Place the pancakes into an airtight freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months! Reheat in the toaster (sometimes pop them 2 times) or in the microwave for 10-15 seconds. The pineapple coulis can be frozen separately in a small container or in and ice cube tray until frozen, then transferred to a freezer bag.

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Egg-Free Mango and Coconut Vegan Muffins

Like pancakes, muffins freeze super too! Cool completely and place in a freezer bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. I tend to take a few out the night before so they are naturally thawed in the morning. If I forget, I just pop them in the microwave for 10 seconds or so (for mini muffins).

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Red Velvet Pancakes with Banana Nice Cream

So this one is like a breakfast treat. It’s all refined sugar-free though. The pancakes go wonderfully on their own, but I do like to add some banana “nice cream” on top to make them like dessert for breakfast. Don’t worry, nice cream is literally just bananas…frozen…and blended and kids LOVE it. You can freeze the pancakes as directed for all the other pancakes on this page. The nice cream is best if you make it fresh since it IS frozen bananas blended. If you do it ahead you’ll have a frozen solid lump of, well, bananas. It’s all about the texture, so just freeze some bananas and blend them to serve.

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Sweet Potato & Orange Chocolate Truffles- Refined Sugar Free

These truffles are soooooo good. They are chilled to begin with, so you can freeze them right away. Just be cautious when you are thawing them to eat since the chocolate tends to sweat just a little. I like to take them out of the freezer bag and place on a little parchment in the fridge to thaw. This way they sweat a little less and don’t end up sticking to each other in the bag. Store in the fridge after thawing until you’re ready to eat them. I actually enjoy them frozen but you’ll want them to be soft for babies and toddlers… 🙂

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Lemon & Maple Pancakes

Cool pancakes completely on a wire rack, then stack the pancakes with a small bit of parchment paper between each (this keeps them from sticking together in the freezer). Place the pancakes into an airtight freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months! Reheat in the toaster (sometimes pop them 2 times) or in the microwave for 10-15 seconds.

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Healthy Strawberry Tarts

Strawberry tarts are so popular with kids, I think it’s the strawberry on top? Anyway! They freeze nicely. You’ll want to assemble them on a cookie sheet and freeze the sheet until the yoghurt filling if fully frozen. Then transfer the tarts to a solid container (to avoid breaking the crust). I like to stack them 2-3 rows high with a tiny bit of parchment between (like my pancakes). Thaw in the refrigerator for about an hour or two before serving.

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Wheat & Oat Pancakes with Banana Nice-Cream

As with other pancakes, you’ll want to cool and freeze these with a little parchment in-between.  Oats and wheat can get a bit dry/crumbly if you freeze for too long so I’d recommend freezing these pancakes for about 2 months.

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Apple Cinnamon & Raisin Muffins- Refined Sugar-Free

These mini muffins make a great idea for baby breakfast and fast! Cool completely and place in a freezer bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. I tend to take a few out the night before so they are naturally thawed in the morning. If I forget, I just pop them in the microwave for 10 seconds or so (for mini muffins).

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Quinoa & Banana Flourless Pancakes

These pancakes are extra moist and freeze nicely. Cool completely on a wire rack, then stack the pancakes with a small bit of parchment paper (especially important with these extra moist pancakes) between each, this keeps them from sticking together in the freezer. Place the pancakes into an airtight freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months! Reheat in the toaster (sometimes pop them 2 times) or in the microwave for 10-15 seconds.

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Sweet Potato Spiced Waffles with Crushed Pecans

I love to freeze waffles! I find that smaller, more shallow waffles freeze the best, but if you only have a deep Belgian waffle iron, they will freeze nicely too. Cool completely on a wire rack and stack in layers of 2-3 and place in a freezer bag. You won’t need parchment paper since the grooves help the waffles separate more easily when frozen. Reheat in the toaster with 1-2 pops!

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Sweet Rhubarb Baby Led Weaning Muffins

My little Oscar loves rhubarb so we always make a few batches of these mini breakfast muffins for the freezer. Cool completely and place in a freezer bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. I tend to take a few out the night before so they are naturally thawed in the morning. If I forget, I just pop them in the microwave for 10 seconds or so (for mini muffins).

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Baby Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast and cookies go together like… milk and cookies? Ok, milk and healthy baby breakfast cookies go together as a perfect baby breakfast idea! I do recommend baking these before freezing since the dough is not like your typical flour-based cookie dough. It’s more like baked oatmeal. Bake, cool on a rack and place in a freezer bag. You can add the jam once they are thawed, but if you prefer to add it straight away, you’ll need to freeze the cookies on a cookie sheet until the jam is frozen, then transfer to a freezer bag.

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The Ultimate List of baby led weaning freezer recipe. Homemade recipe and freezer food ideas for baby led weaning. Easy recipe, healthy recipe, and family recipe even for the PICKY EATER! Simple ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. This list includes hidden veggies, juicy fruit, sweet and savory! You'll even find some VEGAN and DAIRY FREE options! #fingerfood #fingerfoods #freezerfood #babyledweaning #babyledfeeding #babyfood #refinedsugarfree

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