I've been looking for different options when making purees for Baby J. I've tried to give him some more solid food but the only thing he's been able to eat is a noodle that he gummed until it basically dissolved in his mouth. Otherwise he is only eating purees so I try to keep them interesting.
When introducing new foods I've been combining them with foods he has already eaten. Since his favorites are fruit, yogurt, and avocado, I tend to try and mix a fruit and veggie together so that he likes it. He really likes sweet potatoes so I mix those in with a lot of fruits and carrots are another easy vegetable to pair with fruits.
I wanted to give Baby J mango because I had some mango YoBaby yogurt I wanted him to try. Looking around the kitchen I found a banana and a sweet potato that I thought would go well with the mango. I steamed the sweet potato then put it with the mango and banana in the Baby Bullet.
After giving it a taste I added in a pinch of nutmeg and a pinch of ginger. The result smelled and tasted tropical so I named it Tropical Puree. I hoped J would like it because it tasted so fruity and I wasn't disappointment.
I like to give him a taste of everything I make before I freeze it. That way I know if he likes it or not. If he isn't into it I try to add another fruit or vegetable or spice to the puree until it's something he will eat. That way we aren't wasting food. He gobbled this puree right up so I didn't have to tweak anything at all!
I've been freezing these in 2 ounce servings since he is almost 8 months old. He generally eats between 4-5 ounces of yogurt, oatmeal, or purees per feeding and he is currently eating lunch and dinner. I'm planning on starting him on breakfast at the beginning of next month as well. I also want to try some solid food as well so wish me luck!
- 1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into cubes
- 1 mango, peeled, seeded, and sliced
- 1 banana, peeled and cut in half
- ⅓ c. water
- ¼ t. nutmeg
- ¼ t. cinnamon
- Steam the sweet potato in a steamer.
- Place all the ingredients in the Baby Bullet or other blended and puree to desired consistency.
- Pour into serving containers or freeze for later use.