Starting solids makes meal times a whole new adventure. Watching your baby experience new sights, smells and TASTE is so much fun. We chose to make our own food for a few reasons.
1. It is way cheaper than buying jars.
2. It seemed healthier.
3. It isn’t nearly as hard or as time-consuming as you think it will be.
Here are some of our favorite recipes:
(Of course be sure they are appropriate for the age and stage of your baby)
Most homemade recipes can last in the fridge for three days, but always double-check.
Super Easy Banana Oatmeal
1 Cup Oats
Make oats as directed with water.
Mash Banana with a fork
Mix oats and Bananas together!
Easy Chicken Salad
1 Chicken Breast
Handful of Spinach leaves
1/4 Cup applesauce
Boil chicken until thoroughly cooked. Shred chicken and spinach using food processor. Mix with applesauce and serve!
Creamy Pumpkin Risotto
(This one is adapted from the WS Baby and Toddler cookbook)
1/2 Cup Arborio rice
1 1/2 Cup veggie stock or water
1 tsp unsalted butter
1/2 Cup butternut squash or pumpkin puree using food processor
Cook rice according to directions on the box. Stir in butter, puree and nutmeg. If needed you can add more water or process to the right consistency. Serve at room temperature.