She Ain’t No Gerber Baby


Yum Momma!!

Yum Momma!!

Eight months ago I  gave birth to a bouncing baby girl, and decided at that moment that she was going to be a “Bébé Gourmand”.  I’ve taken it upon myself to make all of my little monkey’s food in hopes of developing her palate at a young age.  Here are a few tips and ideas that I have when making food pour les bébés.

One of the most important things you can do is to “switch it up”, as I like to say.  No one, not even a six month old, wants to eat the same thing everyday.  I puree batches of fruit (pears, apples, peaches, melon), store them in freezer jars and pull them out when I need them.  Same goes for veggies (peas, sweet potato, squash, asparagus).  I mix my fruits and veggies together when I feed Zoe, and often add silken tofu for protein.  Another winner at our house is quark and plain yogurt, that I pick up at the market from Rick and Jeanita (proprietors of  Foxhill Cheese House). This gets mixed with fruit for a big ol’ smile.  For protein, I steam off sweet potato with either chicken or white fish and then puree it.  Sometimes I`ll even add fresh herbs such as basil or dill for added flavour.  As I always say, “if I’m not prepared to eat it, then she won’t be either!”.  Next for our little lady; a puree of coconut curry with red lentil dal…I’ll keep you posted!

“if I’m not prepared to eat it, then she won’t be either!”

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2 Responses to “She Ain’t No Gerber Baby”

  1. Le Grec Says:
    June 8th, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    But have you fed Zoe pureed fiddleheads ?

  2. Renee Says:
    June 8th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Yes Costas, she ate a bowl of fiddlehead & pea puree with tarragon. Big hit!

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