Baby Food Adventures Archive

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The Kid Who Won’t Eat Fruit

That’s right FRUIT! It’s so frustrating! I mean, who doesn’t like fruit? it’s nature’s candy for Pete’s sake! It’s sweet. It’s soft (or at least can be.) It’s colorful. It’s amazing!

Little Bean is not impressed. Any fruit given to him besides banana gets poked at, squished or thrown. The kid will attempt to put anything in his mouth. I mean ANYTHING: screws, bottle caps, wooden spoons, paper, tissues, but put a strawberry in front of him and he looks at you like you have 3 heads. He then proceeds to poke and squish it around his tray before crying for something else.

It’s a STRAWBERRY!

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Waffles and Banana Yolk Mash

It’s true. Sometimes I feed my baby things I’d never eat and, well, actually find gross. This is one of them, but when you look at from a growing baby nutritional standpoint I’m totally justified. At least I think am.

According to NutritionData.com, 1 large egg yolk has just over 50 calories, 5 g of fat and 3 g of protein. It’s also a good source of Folate and Vitamin B12. Mix one in with a sweet banana and a dollop of yogurt and you’ve got yourself a nice little meal for baby. Will he eat it? Find out in our next Baby Food Adventure…. Read the rest of this post »»

Creamy Pumpkin For Baby

Pumpkins ROCK! Heck, all winter squashes do, and all of them make great baby food.

According to NutritionData.com, pumpkins are:

a good source of Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Riboflavin, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.

That’s a lot of good stuff for baby and you!

See how I prepared and fed creamy pumpkin to Little Bean is our latest Baby Food Adventure….

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Quinoa with Applesauce and Yogurt for Baby

I’m fairly new to quinoa. It definitely wasn’t something I grew up with. I didn’t even know it existed until a few years ago.

WHFood.com lists quinoa in their top World’s Healthiest Food list because it’s high in protein, magnesium, iron and it’s low in calories. One half cup cooked has about 110 calories, 4 g of fat and 5 g of fiber. Not bad for baby! Not bad at all!

But what about the texture? How would Little Bean react to something with so many chunks? Find out in our latest Baby Food Adventure…

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Banana Blueberry “Pudding”

Did you know one-fifth of a medium avocado, or a one-ounce serving, has 50 calories and contributes nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, including 4% of the recommended Daily Value (DV) for vitamin E, 4% vitamin C, 8% folate, 8% fiber, 2% iron, 4% potassium, with 81 micrograms of lutein and 19 micrograms of beta-carotene (According to avocado.org).

Did you also know blended avocado makes a wonderful pudding consistency. Really, it does! Check out my Chocolate Pudding experiment. That picture doesn’t lie. When whipped and mixed with sweet ingredients the avocado creates an icing texture and it is amazing! Why not take advantage of this for baby? May I introduce Banana Blueberry “Pudding” made with avocado. You’ve got to try this one… Read the rest of this post »»

Apple Pie Oatmeal for Baby

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….
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Yay for Lentils!

Don’t make that face. I know, I know, lentils aren’t everyone’s favorite, BUT they are SO good for you!

Protein, Fiber, Iron, Potassium … do I need to keep going? Just check out their profile on World Healthiest Foods.

They are also super cheap and last forever in the pantry: a fabulous combo for this stock-happy mom.

Seriously, why aren’t I eating these things more? I’m hopping on the lentil bandwagon and taking baby with me… Read the rest of this post »»

Butternut Squash For Baby

Nothing says “fall is coming” more to me than winter squash. I love seeing the bins at the grocery store full of acorn, spaghetti and of course, butternut squash.

I’m fairly new to this amazing vegetable. I tried my first one a few years ago and fell in love. It has a sweet flesh similar to a sweet potato, but softer and less dense once cooked. You’ll probably laugh, but my favorite way to eat them is in fry form like this.

It was time to spread the squash love to Little Bean. May I present our Butternut Squash Adventure… (Warning: photo overload ahead. I was having too much fun with the camera) Read the rest of this post »»