Eloise has moved from eating baby food purees to eating mostly all of the things we eat. I have found myself scrolling through old posts now that she is trying all sorts of new foods, trying to think of what Harper ate at this age & always looking for new things to make. So I wanted to share a few things that she is eating now, at 8.5 months with almost four teeth on top & three on bottom.
Although I have a major sweet tooth & could probably eat pancakes/french toast/cake for every meal, I do my best to limit the amount of sugar that the kids eat. Harper loves sweets too, but more than anything she likes fruit. She can eat an entire bowl of fruit mixed together, most mornings for breakfast she eats bananas, raspberries or strawberries, and blueberries, either with cereal or a waffle. I have been buying Kashi 7 grain frozen waffles for a few years now & we still love eating them almost every day. Eloise eats them for breakfast too, I was breaking them up for her into pieces but now I just give her a half of one & she will chew on it. It’s really messy, but she also loves bananas & raspberries for breakfast, or applesauce pouches. Harper is like a little puppy, she waits to see what’s left in the pouch after Eloise eats it & gets excited to eat the rest. I also give Eloise the little yums teething biscuits, they’re also really messy, but she really loves them, she eats the banana + pumpkin ones & they seem to really feel good on her teeth.
For lunch, we eat a lot of pasta or dinner leftovers, the girls love chicken nuggets & steam-in-a-bag veggies, and sometimes I make macaroni in a mug for them. We cut up sweet potatoes & bake them with a little olive oil & sea salt, they are always a huge hit. I also like to make chicken noodle soup on Sundays & they will eat it throughout the week. Everything in the soup is so tender that Eloise can eat all of it & doesn’t have to do much chewing at all. We’ve also given her scrambled eggs & she loved them! Our pediatrician mentioned they don’t worry about eggs/peanut butter under a year any more, but if you are concerned please be sure to check with your doctor first.