baby food with meat
Anna - posted on 10/07/2009
I make all my baby's food (veggies, fruits, and just today did turkey for the first time). She's 7 1/2 months old, and we just tried turkey today. I had ground turkey meat from the deli counter, browned it up on the stove, pureed it with a little water in my food processor, and it works really well. She pulled a face when she tried it, but we'll keep trying until she likes it! It's really not that time consuming to make your baby's food because it freezes well and keeps for 3 months. I make big batches and keep them in the freezer in individual servings (I freeze them in ice cube trays and then store them in Ziploc freezer bags). I agree that the jar stuff smells awful and I wouldn't want to feed my baby something that I wouldn't eat. She gets all homemade food (I even make her milk from scratch *wink*) and I feel so good knowing what's in her food! :)
Side note: It's best to keep all salt, oils, and refined sugar out of baby's food for as long as possible! It's good to puree food for her, but do it without adding stuff to it! (The previous poster's idea of Shepherd's pie or savoury mince would be much better if you only did the whole foods without the seasonings, oils, or salt.....plain meats and veggies pureed).
Michelle - posted on 10/06/2009
I bought a food processor and used that to get the meat to the right consistency. I'm in Ontario, but my doctor told me that meats is now the recommended first food because of the iron in it (use to be veggies). Good luck with it (my daughter loves most types).
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