Just Starting On Solids, Recipe Ideas??

Rebekah - posted on 06/17/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Hi :) our little girl is almost 6 months and has just started eating solids, im determined this time i am going to make our own food instead of buying it, so i was wondering if any of you had any recipe ideas. Im just trying to get my vege garden up and running again so we can grow our own veges to put through it. We mad too many food mistakes with our older daughter and now she is a super fussy eater.
Anything would be very much appreciated.
Thanks
Rebekah

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Michelle - posted on 06/20/2009

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maybe make things that are sweet ie butternut squash, sweet potato, carrots with potato and alot of babies like tomatoe based food so i made for my little girl who is also starting solids mash potato and tomato soup heinz she loved it.
hope this helps x x

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Good for you!!! I'm getting to this phase right now. Williams Sonoma makes a baby food book that is full of awesome ideas. There are a lot of them out there now. My husband and I are going to start with veggies instead of cereal. Yams and squash mostly. Best of luck!

Rebekah - posted on 06/18/2009

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Hey thanks for that Nicole. I thought about it after i posted my message lol, they usually start with one food at a time, so as you said, i dont need any recipes. Instead of blending Vellas food i have been pushing it through a seive, that way there is absolutely no chance of lumps. So far i have given her stewed apples, corn and pumpkin, might try her with potato tonight, and then some apple and banana for dessert :) sounds pretty yummy to me.
Will keep your comment about beans in mind when i try her with them :) cant say i would enjoy eating something with the texture of grass either lol

Nicki - posted on 06/18/2009

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I found this website really helpful with starting out info on making baby food and what foods to start first etc. http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/ They also have recipes. But like Nicole, I have just been doing basic veggies and fruits, boil and pureed in the food processor and then frozen in ice cube trays.

Nicole - posted on 06/18/2009

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I make my son's baby food and it's super easy and way cheaper than buying jar food! So far he's had sweet potatoes, apples, pears, peas, green beans, bananas, prunes, and carrots. You don't really need recipes, since you're not putting any seasoning or anything in it. I just boil or steam the food (except bananas) until they're soft and then run them through the blender, adding water if necessary till it gets to the consistency of jar baby food. I also use the steam in a bag veggies for things like the peas and green beans, just make sure it doesn't have anything else in it. I put the blended food in an ice cube tray and freeze it to have baby-sized portions. I've done the math, each ice cube is about an ounce so 2 ice cubes is about the size of a small container of baby food. I have a recipe book called Blender Baby Food that's really good. A word of advice about veggies like green beans though: the texture is not pleasant to babies, so you should push it through a strainer to get a really smooth texture. My son hated it, and when I took a bite I found out why: it was like shredded grass, gross! Good luck!

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