Or grandparent food ;) since they are kind of similar.
(Side note: When my grandmother was really sick and opted to stop dialysis and just live out the rest of her days naturally, she was able to eat anything she wanted for the first time in years! No regulating sugars, decreasing the intake of potassium, nothing- so we had a feast, many feasts! Her estimated one week of survival without dialysis, turned into 4 extra wonderful months that we got to spend with her. She was pretty much pain free in comparison to her life when it was filled with pin pricks for sugar and insulin topped with dialysis three times a week, so we spoiled the bejeezus out of her! At 83 years old, with slews of grandchildren and great grandchildren, this lady deserved it! This was the first meal I made for her!)
Now, to babies! God knows that my grandmother LOVED them!
So, Baby Led Weaning or BLW... what a wodnerful, natural process! I mean, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that it doesn't make sense to shovel spoonfuls of processed purees of baby food down your childs throat if they don't want it.
Remember, FOOD BEFORE 1, JUST FOR FUN!
Here are some super healthy and super easy recipes that are great first foods. Two are vegan and the mashed potatoes can go either way. Obviously, I recommend using all organic produce and foods and cast iron to cook in.
AND PLEASE REMEMBER, NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED WHILE EATING!!