First Food: Cucumber Platter
Friday, November 30, 2012
Knowing what to serve the first time you wean can be tricky. So, here's our suggestion for a cucumber platter.
Cucumber sticks with skin on
Cucumber sticks with skin off
Cucumber & mint dip (recipe below)
Simply pop them on a plate or the highchair table and let your little one explore.
Cucumber & Mint Dip:
Preparation time: 5 minutes
¼ cucumber (remove skin by peeling with a vegetable peeler)
2 tbsp full-fat natural Greek yogurt
6 fresh mint leaves (chopped)
1. Whizz the ingredients in a food processor and serve
Leftovers: Use the dip to cool down a hot curry.
Leftovers: Whizz in a garlic clove and squeeze of lemon juice to make a tzatziki.
Leftovers: Yummy served with the Broccoli Nuggets
Tip: Sit down with your baby and enjoy dipping your own choice of raw veggies in this dip
Just to let you know...
Cucumber is not a common allergen since it is primarily water. However, that doesn’t mean to say it can’t be one
Offering a single food at a time means you can identify an allergen quickly
The different textures encourage acceptance of different tastes
A selection of foods enables your child to make a choice over what to eat
The different colours with dark green and light green will stimulate your baby’s interest
Cucumbers are not nutrient-dense and may not satisfy a hungry baby
For teething babies, the cucumber sticks can soothe and cool the gums
Cucumbers can cause some babies to be quite windy
Your little one looks to you to make sure what they eat is safe so enjoy eating the same foods together.
We like to set our little ones a good example and encourage sharing. We don't mind you using any of the information, recipes and tips from our website, all we ask is that you credit us hard-working mummies here at Yummy Discoveries.
Thank you x