A – M of Baby Friendly Meals {14 recipes}

5 images of food and a title that says #abc123 The letters A-M - baby led weaning friendly foods

When starting out with baby led weaning I was pretty determined to stick to the, “the baby eats what I eat” rule.  When I decided to tackle the #ABC123 Challenge 13 weeks ago to make and create a recipe each week starting with each letter of the alphabet I hadn’t realised how varied it would be.   Not all the meals have gone down with the Robot as well as I’d hoped.

One thing that I’ve noticed is that he doesn’t always have an appetite.  The odd day he just won’t eat much the next he’ll eat loads.  I just have to trust he know what he wants and that he won’t starve himself.

Here is a list of the things we’ve tried:

6 pictures of meals that are letters A-F

Aubergine and Courgette Baked Risotto

Bolognese Sauce

Caribbean Fish Pie

Dahl – with Chicken and Roasted Vegetables

Egg Fried Rice


4 meal pictures letters G to I


Ham Pasta Bake

Hake and Veggie Chips

Ital Soup

4 meals letters J to M

Jamaican Pork Chops

Chicken Korma

Leftover Lamb Stirfry

Macaroni Cheese

Before anyone says, there are 13 letters from A-M.  We have an extra H meal, if you hadn’t noticed!   It’s all been good fun to make and try, I’ve enjoyed them all and Dave certainly has!!

I’m going to have a little break from the recipe element of #ABC123.  

Please don’t fear, I will still be feeding my child!  If you’d like to take part in the challenge then go and take a look.

I would love to know what your babied favourite food is?  Give me inspiration for when I start N-Z!?

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Diary of an imperfect mum


  1. It looks like the Robot is getting a great range of foods! We’ve been doing baby-led weaning as well. The Popple loves anything with tomato sauce (though she’s not actually that keen on pasta) and clumpy things she can pick up easily, like bakes with mashed potatoes and really thick soups. I always offer veg with her meals, but she tends to ignore it despite my best efforts.

    “Mmmm, mummy is eating a green bean. Ooh, it’s so tasty. Do you want a green bean?”

    Nice try, Mummy. #ablogginggoodtime
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    1. isntitpretty

      We’re pretty much the same, make it red and he’s all over it, potatoes and veg he just gives me that look and chucks it on the floor! Least he is eating fruit for me, a pay off for the veg!!

  2. Ohh Karen me & B will have to try some of these for TM, he’s starting to get a lot more interested in food. So far we’ve mainly been giving him components of things if that makes sense rather than a full meal – so a bit of pasta, a bit of meat, a bit of veg or some toast, some cheese, some salad etc. But as he’s getting more confident I think giving him proper meals with sauces and all will go down well! I am bookmarking this page so I can come back to it. #ablogginggoodtime
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    1. isntitpretty

      Red sauce is the way forward! For us any way! I have and still have no success with bits of meat. If it’s small like tuna flakes or mince he eats it but chunks never. Maybe a vegetarian!!

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