What is BLW?
BLW for breakfast, lunch and dinner – in the following paragraphs you will learn simple recipes for meals from the “BLW” category, but first let’s answer the question: What is BLW really?
BLW (Baby Led Weaning) in Poland is known as Bobas Lubi Wybór. This method has a growing number of supporters. To start the adventure with BLW, a child must be able to sit steadily on its own or on an adult’s lap. In the initial stage of introducing this method, we start with soft products that the child can handle, e.g. cooked vegetables. It can be, for example, broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, thick-cooked groats. In the initial period, the child will play with food, learn about the texture, which means that you have to prepare for the mess around. The baby begins by grabbing the food with his own hands, but you can also give him a spoon and watch how he is doing. In the BLW method, the child gradually switches from a milk diet to a solid food. The parent offers a meal, and the child decides whether to eat and how much.
The recipes you see have been created in collaboration with a nutritionist Marlena Goncerz, so you can be sure that they are rich in nutrients necessary for the proper development of your child. Marlena is privately a mother of two lovely children and the owner of an instagram account @mama.dietetyk. You will prepare the whole process of preparing a meal or a significant part of it in kindaj cookby baby food maker, that will make your work easier and turn cooking into pleasure.
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BLW breakfast – banana yogurt recipe
- banana 60g
- cottage cheese 40g
- almond flakes – a teaspoon
- natural yogurt – 2 tbsp
Slice the banana, add the cottage cheese, almonds and natural yoghurt. Blend everything together briefly, leaving lumps suited to the child’s abilities. You can also add half a teaspoon of cocoa. Enjoy your meal!
Dietitian’s comment: in the initial period of expanding the diet, it is worth grating the nuts. The larger pieces you can give to the child when he becomes chewing.
Our comment: you are able to cook this entire meal in cookby!
Nutritional values in a meal:
Banana – a source of carbohydrates, fiber, potassium and magnesium.
Cottage cheese – a source of protein and widely regarded as a good source of calcium – but nothing could be further from the truth. During the production of the cottage cheese, almost all of the calcium remains in the drained whey.
Almonds – high nutritional value, the content of protein, fat, dietary fiber and vit. C.
Natural yogurt – a source of probiotic bacteria. It is worth introducing natural yogurt into the child’s diet gradually between 6-9 months of age.
BLW for dinner – recipe for couscous with meat and vegetables
- Carrot 30g
- Tomato 50g
- Green beans 20g
- Courgette 20g
- Turkey 15g
- Couscous 30g
- Butter 5g
- Chopped dill – to taste
Slice the vegetables and meat into small cubes and place them in the cookby basket. Pour 200 ml of water into the water container and then set the operating time to 20 minutes on the knob. Put the cooked vegetables and meat from the cookby mixing cup into the bowl in which you will serve the meal.
Prepare couscous in a separate vessel according to the instructions on the package. Add the couscous, butter and dill to the previously prepared bowl and mix. Enjoy your meal!
Dietitian’s comment:If your child is just getting to know the flavors, you can opt out of tomatoes and green beans.
Vitamins in ingredients:
Carrots – contains B-carotene, from which vitamin C is formed in the body. (necessary for the proper development of children’s growth). Beta carotene strengthens the proper functioning of the immune system, is responsible for good eyesight and skin condition. It also protects the mucosa of the respiratory tract and the gastrointestinal tract against infections.
Tomato – a source of many valuable nutrients, incl. antioxidants: lycopene, lutein, zeaxanthin, dietary fiber, potassium and vit. C.
Green Beans – it contains vegetable protein and minerals such as: calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and dietary fiber.
Turkey– a source of wholesome protein, which is a key building block of the body.
Couscous – the advantage of the groats is the speed and ease of its preparation. The groats are easily digestible, contain protein, calcium and B vitamins.
Butter – a source of fat and cholesterol necessary for the proper development of the brain.
Dill– stimulates digestion and inhibits the growth of harmful microorganisms in the intestines.
BLW dinner – recipe for egg paste
- boiled egg 25g
- avocado 25g
- chopped chives – a teaspoon
- lemon juice
Put half of the hard-boiled egg in the blender bowl. Add the same piece of ripe avocado and a few drops of lemon juice. Blend so that there are lumps. Brush your child’s sandwiches with the paste or put them in a bowl. Put the bread next to it and show the child that he can dip the bread in paste. Sprinkle the paste with chopped chives. Enjoy your meal!
What is inside a meal?
Egg – eggs are one of the richest sources of protein with high biological value. They contain fat-soluble vitamins: A, D, B vitamins and iron. Egg yolk contains valuable fatty acids – oleic and linolenic.
Avocado– an excellent source of Omega-9 and Omega-3 and -6 acids in favorable proportions.
Chive – it perfectly boosts the taste of many dishes.
Lemon juice– source of vit.C.