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.