We have been giving Phoebe rice cereal for about 3 weeks now and she's been doing great with it, so I decided to go ahead and try some vegetables. I used eney-meeny-miny-moe and chose to start with sweet potatoes.
|Wait a second...what is this orange stuff?|
|Maybe if I close my eyes it won't taste funny?|
Overall she did pretty well with it. Day #2 was a little bit better than day #1. I had bought carrots at the same time I bought the sweet potato so I baked the carrots and used the food processor to "mush" them up. I tried to use the magic bullet, but the blender didn't quite get them mashed enough. (I think I probably needed to add more water??) So then I tried the food processor and it worked, but it still didn't grate/mush them as much as I would have liked. Again maybe I needed to add water. I didn't add any because I figured I would thin it with breast milk later before I served it? Any suggestions? Has anyone else made their own baby food and found something that worked well to blend it up? Should I use water to mix it before I freeze it?
|Carrots and Sweet potatoes ready to go into the freezer.|
I might try the carrots next, or I have an avocado ripening on the counter because they were $1 at Kroger last week so I might do that too. I'm hoping she likes avocados because they're so fatty. We got to get some meat on her little bones!