• Iris Windsor

Spice it up!!!

Do you put herbs and spices on your baby's foods?

Spices are a great way to introduce new flavours and to make food that you serve frequently seem completely different.

There seems to be a bit of a theory that we need to serve our babies bland food, but this is definitely not the case! Babies can handle spices and in fact, often really enjoy them.

This doesn't mean that you should give your baby seriously spicy food but if you start with a small amount of spice, you can then start to build up their tolerance as they get used to it.

If you don't use spices often, above is a little cheat sheet of some of our favourite spices. Start by adding just one to something you are cooking.... a fruit, vegetable or meat.

Remember, babies like some really weird combinations so they are a great audience to experiment on.

Start with just one per food so that you can figure out what it tastes like and then start experimenting with combinations. Even if your baby doesn't like it, there is no guarantee that they would have eaten it without the spices either so you might as well introduce them to variety.

Don't feel like you have to season everything because plain is a good flavour for them to know too. Adding variety with spices is incredibly easy and can really stretch the food that you are already making.

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