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Weaning Advice

Seasonal Autumn Vegetable Recipes

5 min read

Eating seasonally not only ensures that your tiny taster is getting the freshest and tastiest ingredients, but it also helps us do our bit for the environment.

By choosing in season food from local producers, you can help to reduce the CO2 emissions and energy used to grow and transport the ingredients.

Here, we share some of our favourite family-friendly recipes that make use of scrumptious autumnal ingredients that you can find in season during the autumn months. 

What Vegetables Are in Season in Autumn? 

Autumn is the time for harvest, so there are plenty of vegetables that are in season and available fresh in the UK. All of these veggies are suitable for babies of any age to eat when cooked correctly:

Artichoke, aubergine, beetroot, broad beans, broccoli, brussel sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, courgette, cucumber, fennel, green beans, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, marrow, mushrooms, onions, pak choi, parsnips, peas, peppers, potatoes, pulses, pumpkin, runner beans, shallots, spinach, swede, sweetcorn, swiss chard, tomatoes.

What Fruits Are in Season in Autumn?

There are also some delicious fruits that can be picked and enjoyed in the autumn months. These fruits can be incorporated into baby’s meal:

Apples, blackberries, damsons, elderberries, figs, grapes, pears, plums.

Country Vegetable Stew

Packed with delicious seasonal veggies, this stew will warm up little bellies on colder autumn nights. Perfect for babies aged nine months onwards, you’ll get five tasty portions from this recipe, making it ideal for weeknight meals.
 

Country vegetable stew

 

Butternut Squash Risotto

​​Butternut squash is a star vegetable for weaning - its scrumptiously sweet flavour appeals to baby’s tiny taste buds, while remaining a nutritious ingredient packed with veggie goodness. 

The whole family can enjoy this easy risotto recipe - it is also easily customisable, allowing you to experiment with other seasonal autumn vegetables and bring exciting new flavours and textures to your little one’s weaning meals. 

 

butternut squash risotto
 

Pumpkin and Carrot Muffins 

We couldn’t talk about autumnal tastes without mentioning our delicious pumpkin and carrot muffins! Pumpkin is such a classic autumn flavour, so we love packing in this exciting new taste and texture to baby’s dinner. 

Our muffins combine the king and queen of orange veggies, pumpkin and carrot, and a good pinch of pumpkin spice is mixed in for a truly autumnal taste.
 

pumpkin and carrot weaning muffins recipe

 

Whole Baked Cauliflower 

Cauliflowers are available all year round, but their peak season is in the autumn, so you can get fresh veggies for this dish. This recipe is so simple to create and helps to introduce some new and exciting flavours and textures to baby’s plate.

 

whole baked cauliflower recipe
 

Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Muffins

The perfect intersection between sweet and savoury, our delicious sweet potato and red pepper muffins use fresh seasonal veggies to create a scrumptious weaning muffin. Muffins are ideal for packing in a lunchbox and taking as an on-the-go eat or can be used as part of a meal at home. 

It only takes 30 minutes to make 10, so you’ll have a few days worth of food for not too much time spent in the kitchen! Plus, these flavourful autumnal muffins are tasty enough for the whole family to enjoy. 

 

sweet potato and red pepper muffins recipe

 

We’re so ready to enjoy some yummy seasonal veggies this autumn. Which of these easy baby dinner recipes will you and baby be trying out first?!