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|11-01-2015 02:35 PM|
In Kerala, India, Hindu babies eat mother's milk for first five mos. At 5 mos. they have their first rice ceremony where they eat solids for the first time. After the ceremony they eat what adults eat. They adjust spicy heat incrementally until about age 2 or 3. BY then Indian toddlers can eat hot chilis that would make a white man have a stroke.
Anyway, My wife designed a simple meal plan for a local daycare center in Austin. It is a vegetarian daycare (also prohibits refined sugar).
You can view it here:
|11-01-2015 12:47 PM|
I just saw your comment about "no special" equipment is needed for tofu, and wanted to notice that when you have a baby then food processor is one of the most useful kitchen gadgets. I just remember when my kid transited to solid food, I could not imagine my life with no food processor. But it looks like off-topic now; my apologies.
|11-01-2015 12:27 PM|
|11-01-2015 12:00 PM|
"Less processed", I mean that tempeh is made through a simpler process than tofu (whole unprocessed soybeans are fermented with mold). Thus, it is higher in protein, fibers, and vitamins, compare to tofu.
|11-01-2015 11:53 AM|
|11-01-2015 11:43 AM|
Tempeh is much more firm that tofu and could be a choking hazard.
|11-01-2015 10:33 AM|
|11-01-2015 10:15 AM|
|Friend||I would go with tempeh. It's less processed than tofu.|
|11-01-2015 10:13 AM|
|ElaineV||At that age I would stick with tofu (uncooked, mashed, or soft, no fried) and mashed beans. I might also do some high protein soups like lentil and pea soup. But I would not be giving meat analogs.|
|10-20-2015 05:02 PM|
|unovegan2||why would you need to give meat substitutes?|
|10-20-2015 11:22 AM|
Hard-boiled eggs? Yogurt? Crackers & hummus? Chickpeas seem like they'd be a great finger-food for tiny fingers. ;-) Oh, and Babybel cheeses are SO adorable, fun to eat, super tasty, and have NO ANIMAL ENZYMES! I love 'em! I'll occasionally make a snack for myself of a hard-boiled egg (sliced in half, spread with hummus) & an original Babybel. =)
Good luck to you & the wee munchkin!
|10-20-2015 11:08 AM|
|etoiles||Why not give them low sodium canned beans or if frozen is ok freeze cooked beans in small portions. At that age my son loved kidney beans and chickpeas plain.|
|10-11-2015 12:45 PM|
Meat substitutes for a 10 mo baby
We currently have a 10 mo old baby in daycare and in order for us to have him eat vegetarian we might need to provide some meat substitutes for the daycare to use as a replacement. We are currently listing tofu, egg, and cheese but I want to make sure they have something else on hand in case they cant use egg, tofu and cheese for a specific meal. Any meat substitutes out there that are low in sodium and decently healthy for a baby?