It’s a year since I introduced my twins to solid food, and we’ve come a long way. We eat meals together at the table, and we manage quite a variety. If this were an Oscar acceptance speech, I would have to thank the genius that is Rebecca Wilson, more widely known as What Mummy Makes.
While my twins have tried all kinds of food, the What Mummy Recipes have become a much loved staple in my house. We eat a largely plant-based diet, and it thrills me that Rebecca’s recipes are so easily adaptable for vegetarians and vegans, as well as pretty much anyone with other dietary requirements. On top of this, they’re brilliant for the whole family – I’ve written about this before, but it really is a winning factor when you only have to cook one meal for everyone under the same roof!
If you have a little one (or even if you don’t, to be honest) I would thoroughly recommend taking a look at Rebecca’s recipes. A lot can be found on her What Mummy Makes Instagram page, and if you like them, there are two books available with even more wonderful recipes.
Our household staples are the muffins and fritters. Both recipes are very adaptable (I actually adapted one to be a pumpkin muffin recipe here) and work with any fruit and vegetables, as well as being freezable. This is fantastic when it comes to using what’s seasonal! What’s more, it’s sometimes a bit of a struggle getting veg into my toddlers by itself, but if it’s in a muffin they absolutely love it!
You can find lots of fritter recipes for free on the Instagram page, but my all time favourite muffin recipe is the sunshine peach muffins that can be found in the second What Mummy Makes book.
I would love to hear about other people’s weaning success stories and great child friendly recipes, so please drop a comment below if you have any to share!