homemade foods for 8 month old.

Kate - posted on 09/14/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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hello, thought i would right on here because alot of people seem to be giving their babies jar food . what should i be giving my 8 month old daughter now? shes now getting fed 3 times a day. for breakfast she gets yougurt or cereal and pureefruit (pear and apple, banana) and i think i am going to try weetbix soon. then for lunch i give her puree fruit n cereal if she had yougurt or i give her vegies , and finger foods , the finger foods i give her are toast with avocardo or vegemite, strawberries , rockmelon , broccoli or cauliflour, for dinner i give her vegies , i usually just put them all together what i have tryed is potato, pumpkin, carrot, broccoli, cauliflour, peas sweet potato. and have recently tryed chicken. she didnt like it so im planning to try it with different vegies.. everyone around me have realy just given their babies jar food so i thought it would be nice to hear what other mums have been doing or did , i think i am doing a good job though , and what other foods should i be introducing? it says i should introduce chicken fish and beef now and pasta and cheese i have put in a tiny bit of cheese in with her cauliflour..

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Kate - posted on 09/16/2009

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hello, thanks you sound to be doing a great job as well. and i should invest in a book i think lol. i havnt really been making recipes just once i know shes okay with evrything i mostly just put it all in together.

Sarah - posted on 09/15/2009

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Hi Kate,



Sounds like you are doing an excellent job with your homemade baby food. I have been preparing all meals for my 8 month old son with the help of Annabel Karmel's "Top 100 Baby Purees".



We followed Annabel's advice in trying each single food item for 3-4 days in succession (and start them on something new in the morning too (but not for breakfast)) in case there is an allergic reaction before we combined them with anything else.



For breakfast he tends to like Banana & Tofu or Apple, Pear, Banana & Tofu and for lunch one of my son's favorites is Chicken with Sweet Potato and Apple (freezable). This week we may try Chicken with Leek, Carrot & Peas and a new vegetable cauliflower so after 4 days he can have Tomato, Cauliflower and Carrot with Basil.



We have not ventured into dairy yet but maybe next week we will try Fillet Of Fish with Cheese Sauce and Vegetables.



Here is a chicken dish your son may like: Easy One-Pot Chicken

(I have the US version of Annabel's book)

1.5 cups white part of leek, sliced

1 Tablespoon unsalted butter

4 ounces skinless chicken breast cut into chunks

1 med carrot, peeled & sliced

1 large sweet potato peeled & chopped

1 1/4 cups chicken stock (salt-less recipe in book)



saute the leek in the butter until softened. Add the chicken to the pan and saute for 3-4 minutes. Add the vegetables, pour in the stock, bring to a boil, and simmer, covered for about 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender. Puree in a blender to the desired consistency.



There is another recipe I cannot wait to try: Braised Beef with Carrot, Parsnip & Sweet Potato (suitable for freezing).



As a working mum I have been focusing on the freezable recipes to prepare at weekends and freeze in ice cube trays to use during the week.



I hope this helps and please feel free to contact me for more recipes (not necessarily Annabel's).



Keep up your great work!

Sarah - posted on 09/15/2009

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Hi Kate,



Sounds like you are doing an excellent job with your homemade baby food. I have been preparing all meals for my 8 month old son with the help of Annabel Karmel's "Top 100 Baby Purees".



We followed Annabel's advice in trying each single food item for 3-4 days in succession (and start them on something new in the morning too (but not for breakfast)) in case there is an allergic reaction before we combined them with anything else.



For breakfast he tends to like Banana & Tofu or Apple, Pear, Banana & Tofu and for lunch one of my son's favorites is Chicken with Sweet Potato and Apple (freezable). This week we may try Chicken with Leek, Carrot & Peas and a new vegetable cauliflower so after 4 days he can have Tomato, Cauliflower and Carrot with Basil.



We have not ventured into dairy yet but maybe next week we will try Fillet Of Fish with Cheese Sauce and Vegetables.



Here is a chicken dish your son may like: Easy One-Pot Chicken

(I have the US version of Annabel's book)

1.5 cups white part of leek, sliced

1 Tablespoon unsalted butter

4 ounces skinless chicken breast cut into chunks

1 med carrot, peeled & sliced

1 large sweet potato peeled & chopped

1 1/4 cups chicken stock (salt-less recipe in book)



saute the leek in the butter until softened. Add the chicken to the pan and saute for 3-4 minutes. Add the vegetables, pour in the stock, bring to a boil, and simmer, covered for about 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender. Puree in a blender to the desired consistency.



There is another recipe I cannot wait to try: Braised Beef with Carrot, Parsnip & Sweet Potato (suitable for freezing).



As a working mum I have been focusing on the freezable recipes to prepare at weekends and freeze in ice cube trays to use during the week.



I hope this helps and please feel free to contact me for more recipes (not necessarily Annabel's).



Keep up your great work!

Sarah - posted on 09/15/2009

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Hi Kate,



Sounds like you are doing an excellent job with your homemade baby food. I have been preparing all meals for my 8 month old son with the help of Annabel Karmel's "Top 100 Baby Purees".



We followed Annabel's advice in trying each single food item for 3-4 days in succession (and start them on something new in the morning too (but not for breakfast)) in case there is an allergic reaction before we combined them with anything else.



For breakfast he tends to like Banana & Tofu or Apple, Pear, Banana & Tofu and for lunch one of my son's favorites is Chicken with Sweet Potato and Apple (freezable). This week we may try Chicken with Leek, Carrot & Peas and a new vegetable cauliflower so after 4 days he can have Tomato, Cauliflower and Carrot with Basil.



We have not ventured into dairy yet but maybe next week we will try Fillet Of Fish with Cheese Sauce and Vegetables.



Here is a chicken dish your son may like: Easy One-Pot Chicken

(I have the US version of Annabel's book)

1.5 cups white part of leek, sliced

1 Tablespoon unsalted butter

4 ounces skinless chicken breast cut into chunks

1 med carrot, peeled & sliced

1 large sweet potato peeled & chopped

1 1/4 cups chicken stock (salt-less recipe in book)



saute the leek in the butter until softened. Add the chicken to the pan and saute for 3-4 minutes. Add the vegetables, pour in the stock, bring to a boil, and simmer, covered for about 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender. Puree in a blender to the desired consistency.



There is another recipe I cannot wait to try: Braised Beef with Carrot, Parsnip & Sweet Potato (suitable for freezing).



As a working mum I have been focusing on the freezable recipes to prepare at weekends and freeze in ice cube trays to use during the week.



I hope this helps and please feel free to contact me for more recipes (not necessarily Annabel's).



Keep up your great work!

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