Tuesday, August 3, 2010

1st Baby Food

Pea, Green Bean & Zucchini Puree

I am so proud of myself! Today I made my first baby food for my little 5-month old girl. She's been eating stuff out of a jar for a few weeks, but I have wanted to make my own baby food. So, I bought a hand-crank baby food mill and an electric baby food blender. It came in the mail today! So, with the blenders an hour fresh out of the box, washed and dried, I cooked and blended a yummy mixture of peas, and organic green beans and zucchini. I think it took me about an hour to prep, cook and puree everything. I was lucky in that I got almost all of it done between my daughter's naps. Yippee! I tested some of the cooled stuff on her right then and there. Success! She loved it. (She's definitely a veggie girl - hasn't liked bananas, and apples were okay, but were a bit sour for her.) I tasted the green stuff myself and I must say - way better than the jar stuff!


Anyway, I can't believe how empowered I feel! I know that probably sounds silly. But I did entirely jarred food for my 1st baby because my husband and I were full-time students and were both working. It was hard to be restricted on what I could feed him at the beginning. But I had to be realistic. Now, my cooking soul is super thrilled to try out new combos of veggies and fruits and grains that you can't get in a jar - especially organic stuff. My next idea is to cook some oatmeal with apples and raisins and puree that. Yum!

4 comments:

Jamie @ Woodside Gardens said...

My one year old is the same way... loves veggies, but cant stand bananas! The hand-crank baby food mill has been wonderful.

Amber said...

I love making homemade baby food. There is just something about KNOWING that what you are putting in your baby's mouth is safe. Not to mention the Moola that you save!!! CHA-CHING!!!

Frau Niesen said...

Awesome-- SO going to try this! :-)

BusyMomof7~Julie said...

Good for you, Sarah. Your homemade baby food looks fabulous.

~Julie~

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