It's Thanksgiving Eve! More food, more fun.
I'm really pushing the baby food on Jackson. He isn't a huge foodie just yet, so I've been trying different flavors (and yes, I've been waiting 3-4 days between foods per the rules). I'm thankful for all the different kinds he can try at this age
So what have I tried? More like what have I not tried.
I bought this new steamer basket at Target and I'm going to town with it. It was pretty affordable, like $8. I can't believe how incredibly easy to steam veggies for baby food.
Recently I made some steamed carrots for the little man.
I just opened a bag of those pre-peeled baby carrots, washed them, and tossed in the steamer basket. Yes, you really should wash them even though they say they are already clean. Sorry lazy people.
Then I tossed them in the food processor. Spin it up.
And finally into the ice cube tray (each 1oz). Hey, they look like sweet potatoes! Better mark the freezer bag they are going in.
It made 12oz (I used one cube for that night's dinner). Mix with some breast milk and some barley or oatmeal and you have yourself a complete baby feast. You can't beat the cost too. 12 meals for $2. Yea for the super saving mamas.
Another food I love is banana. I am hopeful (wishful thinking?) that Jackson will eventually feel the same way after he gets over hating food.
The other morning, Jackson and I had breakfast together. I smashed up a fresh banana for both of us. He had rice apple cereal and banana and I had yogurt and banana. Oh yumo baby. He actually kind of liked this combo too. I think he ate like 5 bites. Now that's a lot for my little guy.
I made some banana cubes the other day after breakfast. I used the food processor again and it got the banana all creamy. This could even make a good smoothie if I was so determined.
Into the cube tray again. They are kind of brown when you defrost them, but mix them with cereal and breast milk and it's all good.
One large banana made about 10 oz (again, I used 1oz for a meal that same day). I think a large banana is like $0.69. Double yea for those super saving mamas. Seriously, yea, yea, yea.
Now, if I can only get Jackson to eat more than 3 bites of food at each meal. Maybe Thanksgiving will help him get his foodie on. I would be extra thankful if that happened!