Halal baby food?

Halal - posted on 07/10/2012 ( 13 moms have responded )

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Hey there! I'm truly concerned about my child's feeding. I'm a Muslim and I want halal food for my baby!

What about you, moms?

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Michelle - posted on 07/10/2012

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You don't have to cook from scratch everyday either. I used to cook up a heap on my days off and freeze in serving sizes. That way I could take out some in the morning and leave it in the fridge during the day and just warm it up at night.

Look for a local farmers market or organic market in your area.

Tina - posted on 07/10/2012

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Yeah that's true. If you can find a trusted source it's good. I generally can get potatoes locally but yeah most supermarket stuff is a bit hard to trust. One thing I know for sure is never buy packaged salads or anything like that. Or any veggies that have been sold in halves like pumkin and cabbage. I worked in one supermarked about a week and was disgusted because some of it was moldy they'de just cut the moldy bit off and sell the rest. The only other things you could probably do is actually research products yourself and find out what in them. Which is also hard when you're busy or buy certified organic produce. Not sure what else you could do.

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Proper - posted on 11/20/2012

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MeMe---(Past And Present) - posted on 07/18/2012

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I don't know much about Halal food but I do know all about being a working Mom and not having enough time to make homemade meals everyday. So, I make 4-5 suppers every Sunday and freeze portion sizes for my toddler (21 months). The actual meals (after I portion out my sons) get put in the fridge and my Husband puts them in the oven when he gets up (he works the night shift) but it would work fine for you to put them in the oven when you got home, too. They only take 20-40mins to heat up. This way, I can be certain that my little boy and my teen daughter are eating healthy everyday and so are the adults. ;)

I have been doing it this way for a good 9 months now. I only ever have 8-10 portions frozen for him (since I do it every Sunday). Over time, I have had to make his foods more like ours, so now I freeze them but not mixed together and they go on a plate, just like it would from the oven. It also helps a lot because I can make sure he gets something different than what the Daycare gives him for lunch that day. He doesn't always eat the same thing we are that day. It works great.

MeMe---(Past And Present) - posted on 07/18/2012

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I don't know much about Halal food but I do know all about being a working Mom and not having enough time to make homemade meals everyday. So, I make 4-5 suppers every Sunday and freeze portion sizes for my toddler (21 months). The actual meals (after I portion out my sons) get put in the fridge and my Husband puts them in the oven when he gets up (he works the night shift) but it would work fine for you to put them in the oven when you got home, too. They only take 20-40mins to heat up. This way, I can be certain that my little boy and my teen daughter are eating healthy everyday and so are the adults. ;)

I have been doing it this way for a good 9 months now. I only ever have 8-10 portions frozen for him (since I do it every Sunday). Over time, I have had to make his foods more like ours, so now I freeze them but not mixed together and they go on a plate, just like it would from the oven. It also helps a lot because I can make sure he gets something different than what the Daycare gives him for lunch that day. He doesn't always eat the same thing we are that day. It works great.

Elfrieda - posted on 07/18/2012

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I don't know all the requirements for halal food, but if you make it yourself and then freeze it, you can do lots at one time and don't have to cook it every day. When you make peas, make lots and mash it all up and freeze it, for example. Then the next time you make other food, make extra and freeze that, too. If you freeze it in little ice cube trays and then store it in a bag you can take out just a bit at a time, or buy a bunch of really small plastic containers to store it in.



But don't make too much, in a few months your baby will want small pieces of what you're eating and will want to feed himself, not mush that you feed him. I had to throw out a bunch of butternut squash puree because my son wouldn't eat that anymore, he wanted it in squares that he could put in his mouth by himself.

Halal - posted on 07/10/2012

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The problem is that you don't know where your vegetables are coming from, even if you cook them!

Halal - posted on 07/10/2012

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You're right, but i'm a working mom and it's very difficult for me to find time everyday to cook varied food for my baby!

Tina - posted on 07/10/2012

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yea i always made my own baby food. If you're busy. Make an effort to do it once a week or something and get some microwave, freezer safe containers and freeze a heap. I prefer home made because then you know exactly what you're baby is eating.

Michelle - posted on 07/10/2012

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How about making your own. I'm not Muslim but I always made my own baby food.

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