We're big fans of purees (our name is Little SPOON, after all 🥄). But we love that some parents and littles want to take a more tiny hands-on approach on their journey into solids! Baby-led weaning is quickly becoming a popular way to introduce babies to whole and finger foods - skip the spoon-feeding and head straight to self-feeding. BLW can be introduced as young as 6 months old, and can be a great way for your mini to develop crucial hand-eye coordination, motor skills, chewing skills, and of course, healthy and adventurous eating habits.

We're all about supporting parents and their babies on whichever path they take when it comes to introducing solids. We have lots of families that start with Babyblends and then transition quickly into Plates. We also have families that dive right in to the big leagues with their little eaters! Our Plates line contains several meals that are perfect for beginner or experienced BLWers:

-Mini Kale Turkey Meatballs + Roasted Sweet Potato Cubes + Zucchini

- Red Lentil Pasta with Veggie Marinara Sauce + White Beans + Peas

-Whole Wheat Penne with Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo + Edamame + Carrots

-Nine Grain Orzo with Creamy Parsnip Sauce + Roasted Green Chickpeas + Butternut Squash

-Broccoli Bites with Sweet Potato Poppers and Green Beans

-Cauli Croquettes with Veggie Millet Poppers and Carrots

-Cheesy Black Bean Pupusas with Southwest Veggie Quinoa

-Mac and Three Cheese With Invisible Butternut Squash and Carrots

-Penne and Kale Turkey Meatballs with Veggie Marinara Sauce and Broccoli

-Chicken Burrito Bowl with Black Bean Mango Quinoa

-Spinach And Cheese Ravioli With Veggie Marinara Sauce

-Three Cheese Tortellini With Kale Pesto

-Three Cheese Egg Bites with Sweet Potato Hash

-Veggie Tenders with Broccoli

-Veggie Tender Parm

-Chickpea Spinach Dippers with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Marinara Dip

-Cauliflower Cacio e Pepe

-Chicken Tikka Masala with Turmeric Poppers

As with anything having to do with your mini, we recommend discussing BLW with your pediatrician to see if it's the right fit for your family. If your babe is ready to take a toothless bite out of mealtime, we're happy to help modify your menus or offer suggestions to get started! 🍽️

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