I'm honestly afraid that Grace is going to be a fussy eater. Weaning her onto solids has been quite the event. We were so lucky with Soph, she ate anything we put in front of her. She still does. She also has a taste for salty foods, so she's obsessed with olives, gets cheese, gherkins, salami etc. she also adores any kind of salad and most veggies. What does Grace adore? Porridge. That's it. That's about the only thing she’s willing to eat some days. She refuses anything savoury (even if she's hungry) and while she's ok to eat fruit, crappy, nutrient-lacking rice porridge is her favourite thing in the world. I've actually cried about this.

After a short elimination test, we've come to realise that she likes things with little to no flavour or if there is a flavour, then that flavour needs to be sweet. It makes it really hard to feed her healthy, nutritious meals. But luckily, we've cottoned on to a few great combos that are working well and packed with goodness.


Moms! Do not spend another cent on store bought rice cereals. It is so easy to make delicious, fiber-rich homemade brown rice porridge. This is how it's done:

Take half a cup of brown rice and blend it until to a powder.
Boil half a cup of water and add 2 Tbsp of the rice powder.
Whisk this for 30 seconds until thoroughly mixed.
Turn down the heat and let it simmer for 4 minutes, stir occasionally.
Add puréed fruit to flavor.


Because Grace will only eat sweet things, we've had to really flex our thinking muscle when considering food combinations for here. All you'll need to make these is a blender (a stick blender is also fine)
These are our winning ones:

Banana and raspberry
1 banana
1/5 cup raspberries
Add water if consistency is too thick

Butternut, chickpeas and banana
1/3 cup butternut
1/3 cup chickpeas
1 banana
Add water if consistency is too thick

Blueberry, mango and avocado
1/4 avocado
1/5 cup blueberries
1 slice mango
Add water if consistency is too thick

Apple and oats porridge
1 sachet instant oats prepared according to pack
1/5 apple, skin removed and cubed
Add apple to hot oats
Add water if consistency is too thick

Chickpea, sweet potato and banana
1/2 medium size sweet potato, steamed
1 banana – ripe and mashed
1/3 can chickpeas, drained
Add water if consistency is too thick

Blueberry and beetroot mash – so yum!
2 medium-sized beetroots
½ cup blueberries
Peel and chop beetroot.
Place beets and berries in a medium sized pot, cover with water and cook for 10-15 minutes
Once cooked, blend.
Add water if consistency is too thick

What are some of your tried and tested baby food combinations? 

Nikki Lincoln

Thanks for reading my little blog! I'm Nikki, writer, mom, passionate foodie and bookworm. In addition to my blog, I also craft creative and engaging content for various FMCG brands and a few events companies.

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