Sunday, March 08, 2009

Food for Baby

Our little one is eating more solids these days and we've been trying to make as much of his food as we can. We occasionally get the pre-packaged stuff but it's not that hard to make food for him ourselves. We buy organic fruits and veggies, fresh where we can but sometimes frozen, and cook them until soft. Then we puree them in a food processor and freeze individual portions in ice cube trays. We store the little cubes in a container in the freezer and then thaw one or two at a time in a ramekin with a bottle warmer (and when I say 'we' I mean the royal 'we' because it's mostly Darlene doing this).

What's been cool for us about doing this is that it's made us appreciate how tasty and beautiful plain unadulturated fruits and veggies can be. What we have on hand at the moment is shown below - apples, cherries, mango, pears, spinach, cauliflower, red lentils, sweet potatoes, carrots and red quinoa.

He's eaten all of these, though with varying degrees of enthusiasm. His favorite fruit is pears and his favorite veggie is sweet potatoes.

15 comments:

Venus Doom said...

I was very interested to read this. My baby girl will be starting solid foods next month and I'm looking forward to making her some lovely wholesome organic foods.

Andrea said...

Those cubes look like jewels! This must be what is meant by "eating the rainbow."

aTxVegn said...

That baby food looks good to me! You're bringing back my memories of how fun it was to watch my son try new foods. I think it's great you are able to make your own baby food.

Kristen said...

Wow, what great parents you are!

Mel G said...

This is great. I'm going to share this with my sister. Sounds easy and fun to eat!

Eating Consciously said...

It's great to see healthy, happy vegan babies.

Melody Polakow said...

I LOVE the ice cube thing too.. I used to do that for my kids when they were little.

Amey said...

wow, the ice cubes are beautiful and wonderful. What a cool way of doing homemade baby food. They really look lovely!

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EL said...

this is how i do my son's baby food as well. i make batches on the weekend and freeze just like this. i sometimes buy the earths best or natures promise organic jarred foods to send to daycare - seems easiest - and then i can reuse the jars for my homemade food and for freezing extra breastmilk too! you have inspired me to give him red quinoa now. he will not eat avocado tho - but i keep trying:)

twoveganboys said...

Yum. Baby Adam is trying sweet peas today. So far he has had rice cereal, carrots and apples.

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massie! said...

i would totally do this in the far future! (the fact i am still a teen, but what a great idea for cutiepies!

Soon, Then said...

Awesome! Love all the colors. I can't wait to make my own baby food with our second little one. :) Looks pretty.

veganf said...

Ah yes, we used to do "cubees" with our first two babies! Our 4th, currently 8 months, gets mostly what we eat...much less time consuming!! It was fun having the freezer full of colored blocks though...I found my Magic Bullet to be most useful for that task.