After I had gotten the approval from Hayden's pediatrician to start her on baby food's I decided to go to Whole Foods and get some organic fruits and veggies to start making her some baby food. Prior to her DR appointment I gave her small amounts of sprout organic baby food, and she did very well, and loved it. I have to admit that I was impressed with the sprout baby food. It tastes good, and I was liked what I read about it. However, I still want to make my own, and it's cheaper. The small start packets of the sprout baby food is .98, and she'll eat the whole thing in one sitting. I spent $25-$30 at whole foods, and got what I am almost sure will last her about a month. I got her butternut squash, acorn squash, peas, green beans, sweet potatoes, carrots, pears, apples, and bananas. All organic. So far I made her carrots, bananas, and avocado. The carrots are by far her favorite with sweet potatoes right up there. When I made the carrots I steamed them for about 15 minutes in the baby bullet turbo steamer, I love that thing! I added 1/4 of water, and blended them in the baby bullet. SO EASY! I stored 3 in the refrigerator jars, and the rest I froze, and threw in a plastic freezer bag. The baby bullet came with a silicone freezer tray with a lid. It isn't bad but each holder is pretty deep, so it can be a bit of a pain popping the frozen baby food cubes out. I needed more freezer trays so after doing much research I bought the mumi and bubi solid food start kit trays. They were a little bit more expensive then others, but totally worth it. They are each 1oz in size, and the frozen baby food pops right out with a push of the corner. I also purchased a baby food cookbook; Start Fresh: Your Child's Jump Start to Lifelong Healthy Eating By Tyler Florence. So far I've found it pretty helpful. I mean you can't really go wrong with just one ingredient baby food. I expect it'll be more helpful once I start adding more then one ingredient in the later months. Tyler Florence is one of the makers and owners of Sprout baby food. Since I was so pleased with the sprout baby food I decided to give his book a try. Okay, so here is a run down of supplies used for making my own baby food.
So, yeah, that about sums up my baby food adventures so far. Nothing crazy yet. I'm excited to make more, and see what else she likes and doesn't like. It has been a few weeks now, but she is do so well. She is no longer pushing the food out with her tongue like she did the first few times. She swallows it really well now. I feel like she is much more satisfied as far as her hunger goes. She is no longer constantly wanting to eat 2oz of formula every hour anymore like she would do some days.