Simple burgers for babies
I’m so excited to share my simple and soft burgers for babies recipe with you. 3 ingredients and that’s it.
Ingredient #1: ground veal (you can also use beef).
Ingredient #2: an apple.
Ingredient #3: onion.
After that, I washed the apple and then grated it.
After, I chopped up the onion. I incorporated all the ingredients to a large bowl and combined.
Then, I shaped the mixture into perfect mini burgers using Ricardo’s burger press. It makes these tight burgers that really stick together.
Then, I placed the simple burgers for babies on a lined baking sheet. Afterwards, I cooked them in the oven for 20 minutes at 400F and voilà! We served them two ways: some preferred them with homemade mayonnaise and a pickle and some preferred sharp cheddar only. It would have been good with a slice of avocado on top as well. Sides were steamed green beans and a kale salad. Raw leafy green aren’t appropriate for babies since they can stick to their palate so you can offer the simple burgers and green beans to your baby.
Here is 6-month old baby E absolutely devouring the simple burgers for babies.
Not bad for a 6-month old, right?
Before doing Baby-Led Weaning (BLW) with your baby, it is important to proceed safely by contacting a pediatric registered dietitian. Among other things, make sure that:
- your baby is ready and does not start too early
- your baby is sitting at 90 degrees
- you do not place food in his/her mouth with your fingers
- the environment is calm during meals
- you offer the right foods to your baby (always test the texture of the food in between your tongue and roof of your mouth)
- you watch your baby eat at all times
- you contact a pediatric registered dietitian to make sure you are proceeding safely
- you read the warning below
BLW is contraindicated for babies at risk of dysphagia, such as babies who have an anatomic disorder (cleft palate, tongue tie), a neurological disorder (developmental delay, hypotonia, oral hypotonia) or a genetic disorder. Follow-up by a health professional (doctor, pediatric registered dietitian) is necessary for babies at risk of anemia such as babies born prematurely, babies with low birth weight (less than 3000 g), worries related to growth, babies born to an anemic mother, baby for whom cow’s milk was introduced early and/or a vegan baby.
*Cusson and Labonté, Baby-Led Weaning Conference, June 2018, Nutrium, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal
Simple burgers for babies
1 lb (450 g) ground veal or ground beef
1 apple, grated
½ cup onion, diced (½ small onion)
½ tbsp dried sage (optional)
½ tbsp pepper (optional)
Preheat oven to 400F. Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix to combine. Then form mini burgers about ⅓ the size of adult burgers, approximately 4 cm in diameter (1.5 in) by 2 cm (¾ in) in height. I used Ricardo’s burger press but it’s not necessary. After that, place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and bake for 20 minutes. Finally, let cool and offer to your baby. Makes 14 simple burgers for babies.
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