I just started Zoey on solids probably one month ago. She is starting out with fruits and veggies. So far she doesn’t like avocados or apples (too tart). She loves bananas, yellow squash, and sweet yams. It’s ridiculous the price of baby food out there. One jar of 4oz is anywhere from 90cents to $1.50, and if you go organic, forget it.
Preparing your baby’s food is not only more economical, but healthier (no preservatives), and you know exactly what goes into it. The ingredients are just so pure.
I cut them into equal pieces before boiling so they can cook faster and evenly.
After about 20 mins, the yams are tender and ready to puree. I wait until they are cooled down first before pureeing.
Voila! This will last Zoey for 3 days. I keep the puree batch in the fridge. I also sneaked in some baby rice cereal. (I usually do this with all her baby food, but if a puree is too runny then I use the rice cereal to thicken it up). She’ll never know! And it gives her the added benefits of iron, zinc, and Vitamins E and B.
Can’t you tell she wants more?!
On a side note, Zoey loves to hold mommy’s hands!
And no, I don’t use the baby bullet. That’s silly. Any blender will do. However, we have a separate one just for Zoey. We don’t want her food to smell like garlic, onions, or whatever remnant smell in ours!
Til next post, Kellie.