Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Time To Give Thanks

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it is time to start thinking about what your little one is going to eat on the big day.  Dylan will be indulging in turkey and all the fix'ns, but he has been eating solids for quite some time now.  If you have a 6-10 month old who is eating Stage 1 and 2 foods, here are some tasty baby food recipes that will allow your baby to enjoy all the tastes of the holidaysRemember to use the 4 day wait rule when you are introducing any new foods, and never add salt or sugar to baby's food.  Also be conscious of this when feeding baby pureed holiday dishes prepared by someone else.  Most people add extra salt, butter, and sugar to their holiday dishes.  If you are going to be eating at a close friend or relative's home, ask them to set aside some unseasoned veggies, potatoes, sweet potatoes, or squash so you can give them to baby with no worries.

Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash Puree (6-8 months)

Ingredients:
2- 3 medium sized sweet potatoes
1 cup cubed butternut squash

Directions:
1.Peel and wash sweet potatoes and squash
2.Cut into cubes
3.Steam or boil until tender
4.Place sweet potato and squash into your choice of appliance for pureeing and puree until you reach desired consistency.  Add breast milk, formula, water or other liquid as necessary.
*Try adding cinnamon or nutmeg to sweet potatoes to make them even tastier!

Veggie Combo (6-8 months)

Ingredients:
Fresh or frozen green beans, peas, summer and/or zucchini squash, and small pieces of chopped carrots.

Directions:
1. Combine fresh or frozen veggies
2. Add enough water to just cover the vegetables.
3. Cook or steam until tender.
4. Puree vegetables in blender or food processor,
5.
Add breast milk, formula, water or other liquid as necessary until mixture is of the desired consistency.

Apples & Turkey (8-10 months)

Ingredients:
1/3 cup chopped & cooked boneless turkey
1/4 cup cooked apple (no skin or seeds), very soft.

Directions:
1.Puree turkey with cooked apples in a food processor or blender until desired consistency for baby is achieved.

Pumpkin Pie for Baby (8-10 months)

Ingredients:
Pumpkin puree
Plain yogurt
Baby rice cereal or baby oatmeal
Powdered Cheerios or gram crackers

Directions:
1.Combine pumpkin puree together with rice cereal or oatmeal and
2.Add yogurt and add a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg.
3.Top with powdered Cheerios or powdered gram crackers

Happy Thanksgiving!

2 comments:

Pam said...

Hey Mandy! It looks like you are doing some awesome things! What a great website. I am bookmarking your blog. This will be very handy for when we start a family.

mush momma said...

Thanks Pam...sorry we missed you in AZ last week. Glad to see you are doing well!