Thanks to Cuisinart for sponsoring today’s story – like always, my opinions and ideas are 100% my own!
This whole “having a baby” thing has been a wild ride so far. My life revolves around diaper changes, chasing an active baby, reading lots of books, and making LOTS of FOOD. Anyone who has seen my little guy eat can attest to the fact that he’s super serious and intense about his food. I think he would literally eat all. day. long. if I let him.
Since I want to feed him mostly organic foods, I have found that it’s a LOT cheaper to make our own baby food. Sure, I still use coupons and buy pre-made baby food at the store, but about 80% of the food he eats is homemade.
At first, we pureed everything, but as he has gotten older I’ve been able to make things chunkier, and now he likes to feed himself and pick up his own little bite-sized pieces. He still enjoys some foods that are pureed though (smoothies & yogurt blends especially).
These are some of our favorite combinations of simple organic baby foods we’ve tried – I’d love to hear your baby’s favorites too!
To help with all of the baby food making – I’m giving away an amazing Cuisinart baby food maker to one lucky winner! This thing is awesome – it steams, chops, and is a bottle warmer too!
Just a note: these recipes are designed for an older baby (think: Stage 3). I am not a doctor, dietician, or nutritionist. Just a mom who enjoys making healthy food for her baby! Make sure to follow the four day rule when having your baby try new foods!
All of these combinations are completely customizable – try out different amounts of each ingredient and see what your baby likes best!
Banana, cinnamon & raw cashews. I make sure the cashews are fine “dust” before he eats them.
Full fat cottage cheese, blueberries, almonds. I pulse the almonds in the blender and cut the blueberries in fourths, then add to the cottage cheese.
Plain whole milk yogurt, cashews, fruit. We’ve tried cherries, blueberries, peaches, mangoes…
Cooked brown rice, cooked sweet potato, cooked chicken. A great and filling dinner!
Cooked carrots, baby spinach, cooked lentils.
Here’s what I mean when I say he’s really serious about his food!! He’s eating the banana dipped in crushed cashews and cinnamon:
So excited to give away this awesome and hard-working Cuisinart baby food maker to one of you! I really love how it steams the food AND purees it in the same machine – saves a lot of dishes for me!
Thanks again to Cuisinart for sponsoring today’s story – like always, my opinions and ideas are 100% my own!