Posted by Renee | Filed under Everyday
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!”