When it became obvious that he needed a little more than breast milk only, we began to introduce whole foods into his diet. Much to the delight of his California Daddy, Emmett's first taste was avocados and he has been in love with food ever since. In the last two months, we have gone on to introduce lots of fresh fruits and vegetables into his mealtime each day.
A lot of my inspiration for Emmett's food has come from the wonderful book, Weelicious. I love how the author encourages parents to make their baby's food from fresh fruits and vegetables, as canned baby food is made to last for many months on a grocery store shelf. My goal is to continue to make fresh food for Emmett as long as my schedule allows, remembering that relationships are always more important than the healthiest version of foods.
The options for baby food blends are endless, but here are a few of Emmett's favorites so far to spark your own imagination in the kitchen.
// I use frozen peas for this mixture with fresh pears. After cooking until tender, blend to desired consistency.
// Boil sweet potato and apple chunks until soft. Blend until smooth. Add water to create desired consistency. Mix in several dashes of cinnamon.
// Bake a fresh pumpkin according to these directions. Steam fresh spinach and kale. Blend all to desired consistency. Add water as needed.
// Blend whole oats until flour consistency. Store in fridge. For a single serving, boil 1/4 c water. Add 2 T blended oats and whisk until thickened. Chunk and boil one apple until soft. Mix together and serve immediately.
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What are some of your favorite baby food blends? Do you have any tricks for raising healthy, wise eaters in our culture today?! I would love if you would share!
Happy Tuesday, friends!