Fresh Fruit Crumble: Instant Gratification for the hungry toddler

I think most mums will concur that there are times when your toddler is so hungry he can hardly wait for you to fix him/her a snack, and when mine gets like that I have a 5 minute window to quickly get him something to eat.

Fruit has always topped my list of snacks for him. Recently, I’ve started mixing up fresh fruit with some warm pear purée or apple sauce or date paste. All the puréed stuff I already have frozen and ready to go if and when needed. Also, now that he understands what he is eating he likes to fix himself the snack so, I just place the ingredients out and he mixes them up. Fun times for the lil chef!

This snack has been our latest favorite. He loves the fresh fruit crumble. I call it the “faux apple crumble” :) It’s super easy to make and it’s delicious!

AC

Here’s what you will need

  1. Cubed fruit of your choice
  2. Two digestive biscuits coarse crumbled
  3. Date paste
  4. Fruit purée of your choice

Here’s what you will need

Layer up the ingredients the way you or your toddler would like and attack!

 

Update Post: Baby Led Feeding

I think my last post miffed some staunch followers of BLW. So here’s an update post to clear the air out a bit.

I fully comprehend that traditionally, baby led weaning would involve amongst other things, no purées or mashes, no feeders and gadgets, food straight off the table with the family, respecting the baby’s appetite, self exploration of textures and absolute independence when it comes to “feeding oneself” right from the get go. I suppose I should have mentioned this before diving into my post.

There are times when we must “modify” traditional techniques to meet the needs of our children. After all I would think we all have one common goal, raising good eaters. In my books, modifying a technique to suit my daughters needs would be respecting her food journey.

I also very closely understand the difficulties which come along with babies who have challenges feeding owing to their Orofacial differences. In which case, how does one try to give ones baby the same experience and the joy of loving their food as they did with their first born?

One Adapts.

Sure, we aren’t textbook, but truth be told, who said we can’t be independent thinkers and think out of the box?

Therefore, on a technicality, yes! it’s not BLW by “textbook” definition, so I am just going to go ahead and call it BLF-Baby Led Feeding to rest the case. 

Lol, I think I am onto something here!

Thank you for reading.
PS: For ones who are open to have a balanced look at weaning in general here is an interesting read: 

http://breastfeedingwithoutbs.blogspot.in/2011/11/bullshitometer-baby-led-weaninggill.html?m=1

And here is something from Rapley herself.