Baby Led Weaning: Meal & Snack Ideas (Complete With Recipes!)

Are you looking for baby led weaning meal and snack ideas? This is the post for you! We’ve successfully weaned three children using baby led weaning and wouldn’t have it any other way. Sure it can be messy but it introduces them to food in a really exciting, accessible way… there’s nothing quite like seeing a BLW baby helping themselves to another mouthful of dinner!

Baby led weaning involves feeding your child normal foods, rather than pureeing or blitzing them first. The idea is that your child explores tastes and textures on their terms by feeding themselves, using the gag reflexes and chewing abilities that they already have! It’s baby led because you’re not putting the food in their mouth for them, they are! Whilst some people may find the concept of giving your baby, proper food to feed themselves with, it can be a really enjoyable process and is more about making sure that food is served in a way that’s accessible to those little hands and mouths – think hand sized portions and nothing that they can choke on.

Whilst we’d always recommend starting with some plain vegetables and then bringing in fruits, there are a mountain of baby led weaning meal and snack ideas out there and we want to share some of our favourites with you. Here we’ve brought together the ultimate list of best baby led weaning recipes that we’ve come to rely on, some are our own recipes, others are collated from friends. Many of these are suitable for the whole family, that’s the beauty of baby led weaning… your little one eats what you’re eating!

First of all, is your baby ready for weaning? If you’re not sure then our simple guide will help you check either way.

Baby Led Weaning Recipes

Meal Ideas:

For quick and easy meals, you can’t beat some of these classics. Most of these will freeze well so you can make more and store them until needed.

Perfect for home:

Cheesy Tuna Pasta With Sweetcorn

Ten Veg Minestrone Soup


21 Easy Pinwheel Recipes

Chilli Con Carne

Root Vegetable Rostis

Eggy Bread

Fish Fingers

Egg Fried Rice

Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

Potato Croquettes

Perfect for on the go!

Cheese & Onion Muffins

Ham & Cheese Pinwheels / Roll Ups

Pizza Pastry Pinwheels

Selection of Pinwheel Recipes! 

Breakfasts & Snacks:

Perfect for snacks and breakfasts on the go, these bakes won’t let you down!

Banana Pancakes

Blueberry & Banana Oat Bakes – this is my most popular recipe to date!

Carrot Cake Oat Slices

Sugar Free Lemon Cake

Banana & Blueberry French Toast

Recipe- Banana & Blueberry Oat Bakes (Baby Led Weaning)

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The ultimate list of baby led weaning recipes! The best baby led weaning recipes that are quick and easy. Try these simple BLW meal and snack ideas with your child. From blueberry oat bakes to sweet potato burgers these are tasty weaning recipe ideas for your child. Suitable for adults and toddlers too!


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