- Joined Jan 27, 2010
My niece just turned one, and I usually baby sit her and i need some home healthy recipes for her. Any suggestions?
Actually it's kind of funny as my dogs have never eaten so many veggies... ever.Aha! A dog is the key to clean up. Now I wish I had one. It can get pretty messy around here and people do look at us funny at restaurants when DS makes a mess. Oh well.
I am shocked and appalled. Seasoning, juice, margarine, and coffee. Now I've heard it all.I strongly recommend that you use a food processor. I like the little ones that cost about $10 because it's easier to clean for jobs like making baby food than the large food processors.
Take a little meat that you cooked for your meal then put it in the food processor. A little seasoning on the meat isn't going to hurt the baby. Yes, the baby has taste buds and No, the baby is not going to like food that is bland and tasteless. Grind it up until it's the desired consistency. Add a little gravy to it if you want to keep it from being too dry.
Potatoes in the food processor is good with a little margarine, a tiny pinch of salt and a little pinch of black pepper. A little shredded cheese such as very mild cheddar or Italian blend cheese is good, too.
Whatever vegetables you cook for your meal, take a spoonful of them, put them in your food processor then grind them up to the desired consistency. A small amount of milk and very mild cheese added will improve the flavor for the baby.
Fruits can be pureed in the food processor, too. Apples should be cooked until tender. I sweeten them using 100% apple juice from a bottle. A little bit poured over them then throughly combined until the apples are moistened, not swimming. A little pinch of cinnamon will help the flavor.
I don't like adding sugar to any foods that I'm going to serve to a baby because it doesn't take very much to get them "bouncing off the walls" so-to-speak (giving them a burst of energy that you do not want them to have).
If you & your husband drink coffee, feel free to let a cupful of plain black coffee (No sweeteners added) get to room temperature then pour it into the babies bottle or sippy cup ... one serving per day of coffee won't hurt the baby a bit.
If you hear that coffee is NOT good for a baby, or that it will stunt their growth, do NOT believe what you hear.