A few weeks into solid food, she has tried and liked:
lentils cooked with garlic and dill -- possibly her favorite but her tummy wasn't very happy that night... peanut butter and jelly, banana, avocado, a boiled egg yolk, scrambled eggs, potato frittata, kiwi, homemade bread, hummus, orange, steamed carrot, sweet potato, spinach, green peas and probably other things I can't remember at the moment.
But, Laura, you are breaking all the rules. You are introducing fruit before she tries all the vegetables. You aren't feeding her purees on a spoon. You didn't start with bland rice cereal out of a box. You aren't giving her Puffs and MumMums as her first finger foods. You. You. You.
Food for thought: Maybe it's time these rules are broken. I want my kids to love whole foods not processed food out of a jar. I want my kids to know that fruits and vegetables are a good thing and not just something you eat in order to get dessert. I want my kids to stop eating when they are full not just because the bowl is clean and the spoon isn't coming their way. I want my kids to know that snack time doesn't have to consist of dry crunchy highly refined grains out of a box or canister.
Can you tell I consider teaching my kids healthy eating habits one of my biggest responsibilities as mama? You see, we live in Mississippi aka "the fattest state in the country". My state proudly touts our status as birthplace of Elvis, William Faulkner and the Blues but we are also have the highest rate of childhood obesity, diabetes, and heart disease in the entire country.
I refuse to let my kids become another number in Mississippi's dismal health statistics. And, the more I think about it, the more I realize that baby-led weaning creates the building blocks needed for a lifetime of healthy food choices.
Maybe she didn't really like the kiwi....
But, she gave it a try and that's good enough for me!