101 of baby foods...mMarch 28 2012 at 3:37 PM
|Hope2009 (Login Hope2009)|
Response to I am lousy in the kitchen so please don't make fun of this ? (lol!)
Oh scubagirl.....where there is a will there is a way. I applaud you for wanting to make your own baby food especially if the kitchen isn't a place you feel comfortable in.
A sieve is a food strainer to remove lumps....it is normally metal instrument with a 1/2 basket on the end...I don't use mine for baby food but for straining my homemade tea that I make with loose leaves.
A steamer...well you have to get a metal basket insert for one of your little pots and you add a bit of water in the bottom, put the basket in the pot and then add whatever food you want to steam....I'm doing some carrots right now for the girl's dinner....then you just get the water boiling and steam the veggies until they are soft and you can blend them.
One of the easiest things that you can make yourself is applesauce...just cut, core and peel an apple, add a bit of water and cook it on low for awhile until you can mash it really well with a fork...and of course you can do avocados (sp...that looks funny) and bananas with a fork too...just mash them really well.
My little ones fav thing to eat right now is toast with mashed fruit on the top...really messy but they love it for breakfast...a starter before their cereal.
One of the easiest veggies to cook is sweet potatoes ans squash as they mash really well after they are steamed. Also, pears are almost as easy as apples.
I haven't googled this myself but I bet you anything you can find some videos on making baby food and the step by step instructions you need to make some lovely organic food for your little one. It really isn't long before they are eating table foods cut up really well...a blink of an eye so don't sweat it.
For the first year what babies really need is milk...breast milk preferably but mine have been growing and are very healthy on mainly formula....the food part is just getting them to start learning to love to eat and pick up food and experiment, make it fun and exciting for them. I did a happy banana dance when my little ones started eating something other than rice cereal. the first time they had bananas I sang and danced to the banana song...have you heard it? ("Go Banana, go go Banana, peel banana, peel, peel banana, slice banana, slice, slice, banana, mash banana, mash, mash banana, eat banana, eat, eat banana.....go BANANS...while you are jumping up in the air and looking really crazy).....they were laughing and giggling so har. So just enjoy the process.....take it one food at a time, learn to prepare it and find your own little song to sing.
Blessings from Hope
- Hope, I tried pushing peas through my tea strainer . . . - BBG on Mar 28, 3:49 PM
- Steam your pears and then mash them...m - Hope2009 on Mar 28, 4:18 PM
- me laughing..oh BBG...I'm getting old and need my glasses...m - Hope2009 on Mar 28, 4:21 PM
- Mash the Green Beans and Mix... - ks on Mar 28, 4:25 PM
- Can't they eat the peas whole? - Kenny on Apr 1, 3:13 PM