Despite the smile, Bo isn’t a big fan of beets!
Recently, Leslie left a comment asking about how the frozen avocado turned out and if it had a brown layer. To answer her question, no, my avocado did not have a brown layer but it was mixed with breastmilk. I am not sure if that makes any difference or not? I pureed it in the Cuisinart, added breastmilk and froze it in “Bo pellets” immediately. It’s one of Bo’s favorite foods!
Currently, Bo is eating quite the variety of foods. He still has cereal for one meal a day (usually with a fruit) and he is eating a large variety of fruits and vegetables for the other meal. So far I have made: avocado, carrots, sweet potato, pears, peaches, beets, squash, peas, green beans, broccoli, papaya, mango, and banana. (Suggestions for new foods are always appreciated!)
This weekend I hope to make two new foods – plums and apricots. Unfortunately, we will have to make a produce run first. Wal-Mart doesn’t exactly have a wide variety of organic fresh produce!!
Overall, making and freezing the food is quite easy. It takes a little time but I usually do it while I am making dinner so it isn’t like I am cooking at a different time — I am in the kitchen anyway. I usually make about 30-35 servings of an ingredient at a time and that lasts quite awhile!
The beets were the most difficult to make because they had to be boiled for two hours and then there was red juice everywhere! Ugh! They smelled kinda weird too!
Bo is not a big fan of broccoli, green beans, or beets. I thought maybe it was a problem with the homemade green beans (they aren’t totally smooth) and invested in some organic green bean babyfood but he wouldn’t eat that either. So far the green beans is the only pre-made babyfood he has tried and he didn’t like it — but I think he just doesn’t like green beans yet. Go figure! I’ve also given him jarred organic applesauce. Everything else, I’ve made at home.
To get him use to foods like green beans I’ve been mixing them with other foods that he really likes. For example I may give him 2 pellets of sweet potato and mix it with 1 pellet of green beans. This method must mask the green beans enough because he will eat it — no problem. I hope to slowly cut down the amount of the sweet potato so that one day he will eat just the plain green beans!
Many people commented on the last post I wrote about this topic that they didn’t make their own food because it required too much time. Honestly, if you cook anyway, I think you would only have to add about 30 minutes a week to make your own babyfood. And with the $$ saved, it is well worth it to me. I know it’s not for everyone, but I’m enjoying making it for Bo.
All of the hours spent researching high chairs paid off. Our high chair with a red cushion has worked out perfectly. It looks nice and works well. In my opinion, it was well worth it! I’m excited to see how well it transitions as he continues to grow. I guess I can say that I’m spending the money I’m saving on the babyfood on the chair but I’ve been so happy with it!!
Even better, Reagan likes it too…