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September - posted on 07/16/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I wanted to hear about your babies favorite foods. I make all of my son's food and would love some diffrent ideas.

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Johnny - posted on 07/17/2009

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My daughter is a huge fan of squash. I cook it & puree it, then add it to all sorts of things. It goes great as part of a "stew" with lentils, carrots, zucchini, and potatoes. I also mix it in with pasta and add some peas and cheese, and occasionally home-made tomato sauce to the mix.

I'm not sure how old your son is, but I've also started pureeing pork with apples. It mixes well with parsnips and/or sweet potatoes. My daughter is also a cauliflower & cheese lover.

When I need to cheat for a quick lunch, sometimes I throw canned "no salt added" sockeye salmon in with pasta & veggies or into a sandwich w/ cream cheese & sprouts. The other quickie lunch is goat's milk yogurt (the high fat stuff) mixed with tomato sauce & basil. It tastes like goat cheese w/ tomatoes, and I get jealous & steal some :)

An my favorite fruit to puree for adding to regular yogurt or oatmeal is mango. Mmmm.

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I make my sons food as well. He loves apples. Avacados are great and can be mixed with just about any other fruit (avacado/apple, avacado/banana and avacado/mango are some favs here). I make what I call banana smoothie for my son - mashed banana, add milk to desired consistancy and add a splash of vanilla. I make apple sauce and add crushed cheerios to it, my little guys loves it. He also loves it when I bake pears, then I puree then and add a splash of vanilla. Pears and peaches purreed together is good as well. Cauliflower and cheese has been mentioned but I also do broccoli and cheese. Mashed potatoes with flaked ham and cheese (mix in grated cheese while potatoes are hot and it will melt) is also a fav. Pureed green beans with corn. I make all kinds of soups and stews and puree them for my son. This is getting a little long so i'll stop now, let me kow if you'd like more ideas.

September - posted on 07/17/2009

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Quoting Melanie:

Banana, banana and more banana - when she was just starting on solids I mixed banana with all sorts of food (including mash potato!) to increase her diversity and get her to eat her vegetables.

She liked grated cheese and carrot together - i would just grate it into a bowl then tip the bowl onto the tray on the highchair and let her go. She loved it - it was great for her fine motor skills as well as it required refinement of that pincer grip (which she was able to do).

Pureed cauliflower was a hit in our house with everyone - you simmer it in milk or water until soft, put it in the blender with a little milk (if cooked in milk use this), season (just lightly), if you wish and baby is old enough can add a little cheese as a flavouring, blend it up until it is a puree. Start with a little milk as you can always add more to get it to your preferred consistency. Yummy.



Yumm cheese and cauliflower! I will have to try that! I think that my son will love it! He loves his veggies thank god and he love cheese :) I knew someone would have some ideas that I have not tried :) I know what I'm making tonight! Thanks!

September - posted on 07/17/2009

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Quoting Melanie:

Banana, banana and more banana - when she was just starting on solids I mixed banana with all sorts of food (including mash potato!) to increase her diversity and get her to eat her vegetables.

She liked grated cheese and carrot together - i would just grate it into a bowl then tip the bowl onto the tray on the highchair and let her go. She loved it - it was great for her fine motor skills as well as it required refinement of that pincer grip (which she was able to do).

Pureed cauliflower was a hit in our house with everyone - you simmer it in milk or water until soft, put it in the blender with a little milk (if cooked in milk use this), season (just lightly), if you wish and baby is old enough can add a little cheese as a flavouring, blend it up until it is a puree. Start with a little milk as you can always add more to get it to your preferred consistency. Yummy.



Yumm cheese and cauliflower! I will have to try that! I think that my son will love it! He loves his veggies thank god and he love cheese :) I knew someone would have some ideas that I have not tried :) I know what I'm making tonight! Thanks!

Melanie - posted on 07/16/2009

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Banana, banana and more banana - when she was just starting on solids I mixed banana with all sorts of food (including mash potato!) to increase her diversity and get her to eat her vegetables.



She liked grated cheese and carrot together - i would just grate it into a bowl then tip the bowl onto the tray on the highchair and let her go. She loved it - it was great for her fine motor skills as well as it required refinement of that pincer grip (which she was able to do).



Pureed cauliflower was a hit in our house with everyone - you simmer it in milk or water until soft, put it in the blender with a little milk (if cooked in milk use this), season (just lightly), if you wish and baby is old enough can add a little cheese as a flavouring, blend it up until it is a puree. Start with a little milk as you can always add more to get it to your preferred consistency. Yummy.

Nicole - posted on 07/16/2009

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I make my son's baby food too. So far I think his favorite thing is apples. I use the yellow golden delicious apples because they're really sweet.

Melanie - posted on 07/16/2009

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Banana, banana and more banana - when she was just starting on solids I mixed banana with all sorts of food (including mash potato!) to increase her diversity and get her to eat her vegetables.



She liked grated cheese and carrot together - i would just grate it into a bowl then tip the bowl onto the tray on the highchair and let her go. She loved it - it was great for her fine motor skills as well as it required refinement of that pincer grip (which she was able to do).



Pureed cauliflower was a hit in our house with everyone - you simmer it in milk or water until soft, put it in the blender with a little milk (if cooked in milk use this), season (just lightly), if you wish and baby is old enough can add a little cheese as a flavouring, blend it up until it is a puree. Start with a little milk as you can always add more to get it to your preferred consistency. Yummy.

Amanda - posted on 07/16/2009

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Well my daughter is one and loves just about everything. I always keep some fresh fruit in the house from bananas to honeydew melon. She eats pancakes and waffles, fish sticks, and for dinner she loves when I make cheesy pasta with broccoli! She snacks on graham crackers and teddy grahams or vanilla wafers. And those are only some of her favorite foods I always keep stocked.

Holly - posted on 07/16/2009

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My daughter loved avocados when she was a baby. It was her first veggie!! Very good for natural plant fats that help with brain development! I also made all of her foods, and found she did really well with veggies over fruits, then went to town when I introduced meats!! She's still my little carnivore! My best advice is to get more than one of those mesh bag feeders with a really tight cap. She was "chewing" her food a lot sooner, and it helped a lot with teething, too!! Just be sure to REALLY clean them, and disinfect in the dishwasher if you have one!

Amanda - posted on 07/16/2009

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I pretty much just pureed whatever I made for us once my boys were about 7 months old. I just made the consistency finer when they were younger and let it get lumpier as they got older. Good luck.

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