I’m sure that many moms have the dilemma of trying to find quick, easy, and healthy things to feed their kiddos. With the added problem of worrying about salt content, baby-led weaning moms have an extra dilemma. Times when you need a quick snack you can just pull out of your bag, times when you’re eating something not appropriate for the babe—there will always be times when you need something for the kiddo.
My mother-in-law found these things called Baby Mum Mums which are pretty good for a quick snack. They’re not really something you can toss in the bag because they break easily, but they’re preservative free and pretty simple. Mild, few ingredients, easy to eat. I quite often use these to entertain Peanut while I’m trying to prepare our real dinner.
Cheese—with stipulations. First off, you have to decide what you’re doing with your baby and dairy. Some moms don’t give them any dairy until they’re a year old. I, personally, give her non-milk dairy. I’m not particularly concerned with allergies because we have no family history of food allergies. Though I try not to give her too much dairy because one time she had a ton of yogurt and she had an obvious stomach ache. Secondly, cheese sometimes has a pretty high salt content. So yet again, don’t give them too much. It’s great for cutting in sticks and easy for gumming.
Lunch meat. Since we don’t do iron supplements, I try to give Peanut as much iron as I can. Also be wary of the salt content on this one. I also give her tofurkey slices.
Apples. These are by far my favorite thing to give Peanut for a quick snack. I can throw them in a tupperware in the bag and they’re good to eat all day. I have an apple slicer so it’s incredibly easy for me. They’re clean. And of course there’s no salt problem. Yay fresh fruit! Considering how often she eats apples, I’m amazed I don’t have a picture of her eating one. I’ll probably come back and post one soon.