So, life is crazy--especially with two kids. When I need to make room in my fridge, I do a quick veggie/fruit clean out, and throw a bunch of it in a soup pot. I then puree it, and squeeze it into squeeze pouches to freeze for the bebe. Since my kiddos take after me, and definitely love their spices, I throw some goodies in there too--sometimes cumin, turmeric, pepper, thyme, oregano, basil, parsley, cinnamon, you name it.
On this particular day, I had just gotten home from the grocery store, and needed significant fridge space. I immediately started pulling random stuff out of the fridge (including sweet potatoes and garlic), washed/peeled/roughly chopped, and threw it all in some water with some turmeric and cumin, salt and pepper. I then realized I also had lentils (any bean or pasta would do), and thew those in too--with a little vegetable broth.
As soon as everything became soft, I pureed it in my favorite kitchen gadget--my BLENTEC blender, and put the soup puree in pouches. Jayden (and actually Aria too) loves it!!
Mamas remember--try not to overcomplicate things, or turn baby food-making into an all day process. It can be quick, and as easy as pureeing anything you're already eating that day!
One of my favorite things to do with fruits and veggies that I need to use up, is to cook them down (if necessary), puree them, and squeeze & freeze for the bebe. If I have excess, like the pumpkin pictured above, I throw it in jars and freeze it. I'll thaw one jar out at a time and use portions of it to mix in with Aria's yogurt (or she just eats it plain) and use the other portion for Jayden. Just over here trying to cut down on waste, folks!
I've recently discovered that Jayden also LOVES spices in his food, and he's only 9. months. old. !!!
...stay tuned for an upcoming blog post on easy protein-packed meals to put in pouches!
I certainly wouldn't call myself an expert on babies, or kids. I do love the heck out of my two kiddos, and love trying new things to keep them happy. These are a few of my baby food recipes, tips on making things easier, and just random funny kid stories to lighten your day.