Life has been extremely busy lately at the Ng Family household, but thank goodness I have a nanny for Tyler who can still continue cooking homemade meals for him daily. Today he is 6 months and 1 week old – and had his wellness checkup. He’s 16.11 pounds and 26 inches long. The doc okayed us to start him on meat, yogurt and start with the sippy cup. It’s really like a blink of an eye, but my baby is growing up. Before I know it, he’ll be mobile and on his own, and I’ll have 2 toddlers to chase around. Sometimes I wonder why I still need to go to the gym when I have 2 active kids in my life.
With that in mind, many of my friends have been asking me for some of the recipes I use for Tyler’s food. Below are some of my favorite. I didn’t realize it till I started; but making baby food is actually quite fun and rewarding. I’ve said it before; even though I read the labels on baby food jar products and MOST of them have nothing that’s bad for your baby; I love that when I make it – I know exactly what is going into the food I make. My husband and I are adventurous eaters and love to eat every palate under the sun, and hopefully by cooking our own food, my son can grow up to be the same way.
Cinnamon Pea Puree
– Handful of frozen Peas (enough for a meal)
– Sprinkle of cinnamon
– Smiddgen of Butter
Cover peas in pot with enough water. Boil and simmer till tender – approximately 3-5 minutes. Strain. Puree warm peas in blender while gradually adding water to get the consistency you need for your baby. Remove and add cinnamon and butter and serve.
Avocado & Banana Mash
– Quarter of Small Avocado
– Half of Small Ripe Banana
Mash small avocado and banana with 1-2 tablespoon of formula or breast milk to get the consistency your baby will need.
Plum and Pear Puree with Rice Cereal or Oatmeal
– Half Ripe Plum (pitted and peeled)
– Half Pear (pitted and peeled)
– Rice Cereal or Oatmeal (I personally like the Happy Bellies or Earth Best brand)
Blend plum and pear together to a puree. Stir in rice cereal or oatmeal to thicken. Serve.
Sweet Potatoes with Touch of Cinnamon
– 1 sweet Potato
Scrub sweet potato and prick with fork. Bake on 400 degrees for about 45 mins or until the potato is soft and tender. Allow to cool down. (If you’re in a rush, you can also boil in a pot of hot water – but baking will help maintain the flavor & nutrition of the sweet potato better)
Scoop inside of potato and mash until smooth and add cinnamon and butter.
Now that my son has the OK to start on meat – I’m going to be working on different recipes. If you have a favorite recipe that works for you; please SHARE.