Baby Led Weaning – zucchini slice and potato cakes



I find it hard to give the little one a balanced diet. Well, it’s not difficult. I just sometimes forget. It’s easy to make a one big serve of something, freeze it, and then she’ll eat it for the next few days. And then I suddenly think, “Aiya! She’s been eating the same thing for three days!!”. Bad parent.

So, I’m making an effort to keep a variety of things in the freezer. Here are two recipes to share!

Zucchini Slice (inspired by the recipe on pg 67 of Donna Hay magazine, Issue 65)

  • 1 onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 900g veg (zucchini*, eggplant, broccoli), grated
  •  100g cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp olive oil (to cut down on eggs)
  • a handful of basil, chopped
  • 2 cups of SR flour
  • pepper

Fry the onion and garlic until golden. Mix all ingredients together and bake in the oven until golden brown – about 40 minutes.

*For those of you in Beijing, I used 西葫芦 instead of zucchini.

Potato Cakes

    • 1.5kg/5 potatoes, shredded (squeeze well, or leave to drain)
    • 2 eggs
    • 150g flour
    • pepper
    • 2-3 tblsp cheese (I used some parmesan)
    • 5 cloves of garlic

    Mix it all together. Drop balls into a fry pan and flatten them with your spatula.


Both were very popular with the little one! Let me know if you try it out too!


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