Thursday, July 22, 2010

my first stab at baby food.

just like cloth diapering, this is one determined mama. i vow to use minimal store bought baby food, making most of it all on my own.
as soon as we get the doctor go ahead next week we will be starting stella on solids. yes, this early-i have been getting a lot of flack over this and...i don't care. i started both girls this early and they did great, they picked it up very quickly and really helped them stay more satisfied. i think people are forgetting that my daughters were/are giant babies and need just a little extra at about this age. honestly, i think it really helped to start them before they got to that slappy really great with their hands stage-by then they were great eaters and it didn't get in the way of feeding time.
to start, i am making my own rice. i blended brown rice with some jasmine rice into a powder and cooked like normal. then stirred in a little breastmilk. this freezes great but can be rubbery upon defrosting i have heard.
then, after our sunday farmer's market haul i did three versions of yellow summer squash, avocados, and bananas. the squash, i just steamed for 8 minutes with a dash of nutmeg and then pureed with some breastmilk and froze in one ounce pieces. the avocado is super easy, you just mash and puree with breastmilk and freeze in the same fashion-i added the teeniest pinch of cumin...smells so good!
i think banana will come after some veggies, but can't wait for her to try that too-it was rowan's favorite.

8 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...

I'm impressed! I don't even cook so I can't imagine making my own food.

Renee said...

Looks good!!!
We made our own baby food as well (and both the boys were started at 4 months too, nothing wrong with that!) Once you get really into it, it's a lot of fun!! I can't wait to make baby food for our new little one!

It's a beautiful life! said...

i admire you! i told myself i was going to make my own baby food but thus far... i haven't gotten around to it!!

Shawntae said...

Hooray! Thats how I do it when i make baby food too. Minus the breast milk though. Kingston loves home made so much more than stroe bought. I try to buy organic if I don't make it but its a lot of fun making your own. :)

Linkie Lueville said...

PSHHHH! Doctor go ahead doctor shmo-ahead! You can do it! I still have some home made baby food sitting in the freezer. I really need to through it out!

Chelsey - The Paper Mama said...

Look at you getting all fancy! :D

Ruari actually loves the homemade stuff WAY better than store bought.

Natalie said...

Isn't it so much better! We did that too and it saved us oodles! I have a baby puree book my mom got me too, and it's AWESOME! Nice work mama!

krissilugbill said...

very cool! bravo for you :) I actually am making mine too...at first due to peer pressure...or elder pressure? from my mom and hubby's mom, but I was so pleasantly surprised at how easy it really is. Now, i haven't made my own rice? that sounds trickier...you are inspiring me to try it!! making food is also such a great way to save money...amen to that :)