Sunday, January 2, 2011

baby food, yummy!

We decided long before Charlotte and when we were first pregnant with Moira, that we would make our baby food. Granted I have some jars of food, but sometimes when I have given it to Charlotte, she just poo poos it. She would much rather have the food I have made for her. :) Uh oh! Do we already have a foodie on our hands? I started with the basics and made squash, sweet potatoes, peas, green beans, applesauce, pear sauce, mashed banana, etc. I have now branched into making my own oatmeal for her, grinding the oats in the food processor, cooking it, and then adding some fruit and cinnamon to it. She LOVES it!! :) I try to use mostly organic food when I make things for her. I know it's more expensive, but it makes me feel good knowing she is getting food with no pesticides, etc. While we were in Michigan, my mom made a turkey and dumplings. We decided to throw that in the food processor and give it to Charlotte for her lunch the next day. She loved it!! So tonight I am making a yummy meal of chicken, sweet potato, and apple. Yummy! I get most of my recipes from Wholesome Baby Food and we have now started using the book Top 100 Baby Purees. It makes me feel good knowing I am giving my daughter fresh food that I would eat! She has loved everything we have given her.
I'll post some pictures of the chicken, sweet potato, and apple puree later when I am done making it! :)


Melissa said...

I wish my daughter would have taken to the home made purees. When I first started her on baby food, I was a stay at home mama still and had plenty of time to make it for her. I tried and tried with all sorts of different foods, and she always refused them but accepted the jarred food willingly. But good for you! Wishing you all the luck in the world with your food making adventures! =)

Debbie said...

Finn preferred homemade food, too!
We basically skipped jarred food altogether, and really, I think that is why he is such a good eater!
We had cauliflower for dinner tonight and he couldn't get enough. :)

Keep it up, momma!

Holly said...

It's actually pretty fun making your own food! Way to go!