I love you like a kid loves kale???

baby food mixes


Either I am blessed with a great eater, or maybe I just found the right combos.  After nearly 4 months of feeding Rhett “real food,” I think I finally got a clue.  I wanted to share some of my favorites with you.

Lately I have been mixing everything in my Ninja blender.  Rhett is now able to eat thicker chunks, but add water to make smoother.

  • yogurt + banana + avocado + kale  (sometimes I’ll throw some pineapple in there which Rhett LOVES!)
  • yogurt + peaches + kale
  • zucchini + apple + sweet potato + chicken
  • quinoa + chicken + avocado + cucumber (and a little pepper)
  • yogurt + cucumber + garlic + mint + dill
  • yogurt + banana + blueberry
  • rice + beans + tomato sauce + oregano + garlic (and a little pepper)

I do not measure anything.  I just mess around with portions, blend and taste.  Avocado and banana only last a few days so I usually make those purees smaller.  I noticed that a little quinoa goes a long way.  I roast or sautee the tougher fruits and veggies before throwing them in the blender.  I roast for 30 minutes at 425 degrees on a foil-lined baking sheet.  I sautee by bringing chicken stock (or water) to a boil and then allowing peeled and chopped veggies/fruits to simmer until soft (20 minutes for apples and potatoes and 10 minutes for zucchini).  You can either boil a chicken breast and throw it in the blender, or use a cooked rotisserie chicken.

I store the purees in the fridge for a few days in these wonderful OXO containers.  They have been the perfect size for Rhett’s meals


What does your baby love to eat?  Please share in the comment section.


One Comment

  1. Catherine

    Lochlan is really into roasted root vegetables these days. I made a crockpot beef stew and my carnivorous child was more psyched for the carrots and parsnips than the meat!

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