Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A Whole New World!

Eliana has entered a whole new world this morning: the world of solids! Although, I have to admit, a first feeding of baby oatmeal looks anything but solid :)




I have also been trying my hand at making my own baby food for Ellie as well. So far, we have a stash of pureed sweet potatoes, avocado, butternut squash, and pears in the freezer. I am hoping to give green beans and peaches a shot later this week.

The single food purees don't seem to be too hard; but I would love for those of you who have made your own baby food to share a favorite recipe with me! Or, if you have any favorite websites or books about making baby foods, I would love to know about those as well!

19 comments:

AmberS said...

I used www.wholesomebabyfood.com I got SO many ideas from there!!

Kellye said...

One of my favorite resources for baby food recipes was www.wholesomebabyfood.com. That site is chock full of fab tips and recipes to keep Ellie's interest peaked!

NJD said...

that was the website I used a lot too. Just remember she does not have the taste buds you do and she does not know that certain combos are "strange" or "yucky". She might like spice - like cinnamon. You'll be amazed at what she will like. Just whip up things and give it a try. My stick blender is my best friend.

Tammy On the Go said...

I love watching all your "first"

KK said...

http://weelicious.com/category/recipes-6-9-months/

I used this weelicious website to make all of my little guys' baby food. There's also a lot of recipes for when sweet Ellie gets older!

Erika said...

She is so sweet!

Amber said...

Ellie is just precious! What did you end up doing about your job? I live in VA and wish you were close enough to watch my son! I would pay you the rediculous amount I pay in daycare in a heartbeat!

Dani said...

I was going to say www.wholesomebabyfood.com too. I'm still doing the single foods for my little girl. They have great recipes and info on when to introduce different foods.

mrsdanigirl8 said...

I also enjoyed wholesomebabyfood.com. I loved to mix purees and add spices as my little one got old enough to try new things. I also loved the book Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron. Fabulous reference book and great suggestions from starting out to toddler meals.

Here are a few favorites in our house: http://josephswife.blogspot.com/search/label/Baby%20Food

Stephanie said...

What a gorgeous little girl your Eliana is!

I would highly recommend the book Blender Baby Food (http://www.amazon.com/Blender-Baby-Food-Recipes-Homemade/dp/0778801187/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1281553421&sr=1-1), I've used it to make many different recipes for both my boys and they love them! Enjoy!

Theresa said...

She is beautiful!

Cheryl said...

I made a pot roast, and puree the leftovers together with some of the liquid that it was cooked in. My son LOVED it.

Alyssa said...

She is such a sweetie! I made all of my son's babyfood due to severe allergies, and it was so easy! I highly recommend Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron. It has a lot of different food items you wouldn't really consider, recipes, and cooking times for each food. It really made it a simple process.

lililanding said...

First of all, what a sweet girl you have! She is stunning.

Second, Weelicious has some fabulous recipes! I also just got to a point where I chopped up what we were eating and gave it to our daughter - she loved it!

Jenny said...

I remember how exciting it was to start solids!!!! At first, I was SUPER overwhelmed and didn't know if I was going to be able to handle making all of eli's food... it gets a lot easier... I promise! I scoured Barnes and Noble looking for good books and my favorite was Annabel Karmel's "First Meals and More: Your Questions Answered." She also has a few other great books.... 100 great baby food purees, etc. If I remember, I'll try to copy a bunch of recipes for you.
My FAVORITE puree to make for Eli is banana/avocado/papaya. They are all super soft so you just mash mash mash. Eli won't eat avocado straight and I wanted him to get it for the fat. Email if you have any questions!

Linda said...

Eliana is such a pretty name and such a pretty girl. She is the picture of health! Love those big beautiful eyes with her dark hair.

Each stage of babyhood is an adventure! Glad she is enjoying her solid foods.

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Sonya said...

she looks like she enjoyed it!

Charlotte said...

Stacy, I followed your blog for Issac and it has been a long time since I visited your site. I just wanted to say that your daughter is absolutely breathtaking! She is blessed to have parents like you and I am sure you feel blessed to have her in your life. I know the pain of loosing Issac will never go away, but I am sure he is looking down and very proud to be a big brother in heaven.
Sincerely, Charlotte

Beth said...

We make our own baby food too - super easy and super cheap (and a LOT healthier!).

I use ideas from Super Baby Food (Ruth Yaron) and wholesomebabyfoods.com too.

I have had great luck with using frozen veggies (peas, carrots, green beans, broccoli, corn, etc. and any combo of the above) and boiling & blending them, then freezing them in ice cube trays.

Simplicity is best for us.

Big batches work best in our house, so I only have to make food about 1-2 times a month.

We use mostly our blender & food processor for purees.

We also have a hand food mill grinder (by Kidco) for making fresh fruits - bananas, avocado, pears, peaches, nectarines, blueberries, apples & any combo of those too.

By the time our kids could eat meats (9 months or so), we just went straight to soft table foods, b/c the blender versions of the meats didn't go over too well :)

Have fun!