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mama and munchkin meal at 8 months

by Heather

Lunch at home with Hunter is so much fun. He’s happy, having typically just woken up from a nap. I thought I’d join in on this week’s Munchkin Meals, put on by Brittany from A Healthy Slice of Life.

At 8 months old, here’s a typical lunch.

  • Black beans
  • Avocado
  • Steamed carrot and broccoli

And he ate all of it! Plus some extra avocado from my plate. He pretty much just uses his pincher grip now to pick foods off.  Thank you baby led weaning.

{picture of Hunter not from yesterday’s meal}

Speaking of avocado from my plate, here was my lunch.

Tuna, black bean and oat patties. So simple and delicious topped with a little mango salsa and eaten with tons of avocado.

Tuna, Black Bean and Oat Patties

Makes 2 servings


  • 1 tbsp oil (olive, canola or vegetable)
  • 1 large can of tuna in water (7 oz), drained
  • ½ cup cooked black beans
  • ⅓-1/2 cup rolled oats (depending on the amount of liquid you drain from the tuna)
  • 1 egg
  • Lots of old bay seasoning (2-3 tsp??)


  1. Begin by heating a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil to the skillet.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl.  Divide into 6 patties.  Cook 3 at a time.  Allow to cook for 3-4 minutes on the first side, flip, then cook another 3 minutes.
  3. Serve with salsa and avocado!

What are you and/or your munchkin eating today?


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Erica February 7, 2013 - 8:50 am

PERFECT! Beans are the best. I adore that Kaylin likes beans too. We can share meals 😉

Heather February 7, 2013 - 9:04 am

I definitely agree that baby led weaning encourages pincer grasp at a much earlier age and makes finding new foods so much easier! We didn’t start that way, but quickly discovered that it was much easier to feed him actual food rather than pureed food. I’m definitely going to try the recipe you posted as our son hasn’t tried tuna yet! We’re still working on avocado… some days he’ll take it, others he’s not a fan. :p

Fit Mama February 10, 2013 - 9:07 pm

Yup sooooo much easier when they feed themselves!

Meredith February 7, 2013 - 9:31 am

Isn’t BLW the best? My daughter’s pincer grasp was rockin’ at 8 months as well (food is a great motivator!).

Fit Mama February 10, 2013 - 9:08 pm

It is! Glad we started with it from the get go.

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