Help....i need ideas

Amanda - posted on 10/31/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Hi mums i need help. I'v never been creative in the kitchen now my little boy is starting to develope taste buds, i want to get them buzzing. Problem is i can't think of great healthy ideas for my son and the rest of the family....

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Kristina - posted on 11/09/2009

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Go to allrecipes.com... tons of stuff... you can even search by ingredient, so if you find something on sale you can find tons of things to make with it.

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Meikjn - posted on 10/31/2009

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smoothies! you can sneak spinach into them, and you can't taste it. (just make sure to blend well) also, if you bake, use ground oats (take quick or rolled oats dry and put them in the blender)to add whole grains to cookies, and breadsticks etc... also I blend regular white beans and freeze them into ice cubes, and put them in things like soup. they add fiber, vitimins, and protein without compromising taste, (a little goes a long way.) also , sweet potatos can be pureed and hiddedn in tomato sauce, and other red things. feezing pureed things into ice cubes is great for baby food. cheep, easy, healthy and the whole family can benifit. 8 months is a bit young, but as he grows there are tons of fruits he will love cut into small bites. variety is the thing. I have a little hand grinder/smusher thing that mashes table food, kids like that too.

Amber - posted on 10/31/2009

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It is funny, both my husband and I started to eat healthier when I started making baby food. We found that adding yams and sweet potato to our regular potatoes when making them mashed was really delicious(both yam and sweet potato are recommended for your little one). I would also make steamed veggies then just put a selection of them in the food grinder for baby. Also a really good trick is to make a roast with gravy. Make extra gravy that is flavourful and freeze it in ice cube trays to add to your son's veggies whenever you need it.

Amber - posted on 10/31/2009

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Don't know how old your son is but even if you aren't that creative in the kitchen, start to use different spices on the food you already have. Even broccoli can come out tasting delicious if you add some peppers and garlic. I made sure to add a touch of salt and some pepper to my daughter's pureed food when she started on solids and now she loves spicy food and she is only 2 years old.

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