Baby food is normally BORING. Sweet potato. Carrots. Peas. Rice Cereal. Sure they make some combos like summer vegetables or apples with blueberries, but there’s no pizzazz to them.
I say add a little spice! Little Bean has already had cumin dusted pork chops, greek spiced salmon, and Mexican chicken. I also add a bit of spice to his morning bowl of oatmeal. Here’s how I make “Apple Pie Oatmeal” for Baby….
A Cheerio appetizer.
He’s getting it!
Look at those chipmunk cheeks!
Start with an apple.
Cut into chunks and leave the skin intact, there’s a lot of nutrients there!
I used 1/4 cup of Whole Milk Yogurt
Let it go for a good minute. You don’t want skin chunks choking your little one.
Pureed Apple with Yogurt:
You could just feed them this, but it’s fairly boring. Let’s jazz it up!
Add Oatmeal and a dash of cinnamon.
I also added two scoops of formula since I’m supplementing.
Mix all together.
Take a taste. It’s pretty good!
I couldn’t snap the first taste test picture. He was too hungry!
Frankly, he was pounding this!
I couldn’t keep up with him.
Since I put the formula IN breakfast I let him sip on water. It’s gives him practice and a taste for it. I run a juice free house, so this is his only option as he gets bigger.
Like I said…
…everything is better with thumb.
One Happy Full Baby!
How do I know he’s full?
He couldn’t finish it. I didn’t expect him to. It was a BIG bowl!
They won’t last longer than 24 hours because of the formula. I simply saved them for lunch. It was his dessert.
He’s getting the hang of the cup.
He played with it while I cleaned up! He’s not quite drinking by himself, but he’s getting close!