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Hello. First off, I have to preface with - I am a vegetarian and my husband is not. However, we have a 7 month old son. My son has had a few rounds of stage two foods with organic meat in them but, it seems to give him tummy aches so I have decided to forgo meat with him. Does anyone know of good sites for baby food recipes that are no meat? Now, at 7months, its easy but, as he gets older, what CAN I feed him? When can he try tofu and beans and chick peas? I am just clueless!
http://www.homemade-baby-food-recipes.com/index.html There are some recipes here. I do not think that they are all vegeterian/vegan but it can give you an idea. It also tells you what age to introduce certain foods. My baby is almost 11 months now and she eats a vegan diet like myself. You can mash up beans, chickpeas, etc... I started my baby on tofu before all the websites said to. I believe the only percautions with tofu is a possible allergic reaction to soy. The only way you know though is to try. Good luck! I know it is stressful to worry about if your baby is getting all the nutrients that she/he needs, whether vegan or not.
We do "baby led weaning" here, started at 6 months.
By the time my baby was 7 months he was loving corn on the cob, brocolli, avocado.
The idea is that baby eats what you eat. No purees, no spoon feeding, so much easier.
Just relax and go with it. I've read that if you are breast feeding then "food before one is just for fun.
He'll be getting all the necessary nutrients from your milk, so no stress. He'll eat the proteins you are concened about when he's ready. I introduced a 4-bean mix to my son last month. He liked everything except the chick-peas. I think they were too hard. If I'd introduced them any earlier I don't think his fine motor skills would have worked (hard to pick up small beans, before baby get experience with the pincer grip between thumb and forefinger).
Google "baby led weaning" and vegan for ideas. There are always more hits if you search vegetarian instead of vegan, just omit the receipes that contain critter products :-)