Chloe is 6 month old and started
slurping eating solid (read: smooshie) foods recently. Now, I’ve always made my own baby food purees: big batches, in the freezer, good to go for the month. Easy, right?
Except the new guidelines say you should introduce meats sooner than before. By the time I introduced meats to Jasmine & Annabelle they were able to tolerate a bit more texture in their foods, thus finely grinded chicken with a white sauce was terrific with mashed potatoes or yams. Ever tried feeding steak to a 6 month old?
Of course not!
My first attempt was my trusted chicken with white sauce. She loved the sauce but not the texture.
Attempt # 2? Boiled cubed beef and broth, pureed with the magic bullet. It looks and smells like cat food; I don’t blame the kid, really.
But she needs to eat!
So I bought these pouches. Organic (makes me feel a little bit better) chicken, apples and yams. It looks ok and smells fine so I start with the first spoonful.
And then Chloe discovered how to growl.
Cause I wasn’t coming fast enough with the spoon. I’m not that kind of mom but yesterday I was and I kinda feel bad.
Today we cooked up some steaks on the ‘Q and I took a small portion along with a piece of grilled pineapple and grilled roma tomatoes. I magic-bulleted away for a minute or so and I’ve got the puree-est of all purees, and it smells dang good if I do say so myself. Kidlet LOVES it.
So maybe I’m not a terrible mom – but I guess those pouches are still good for tricky situations like the restaurant. I don’t think Gordon Ramsay would approve of Steak Puree with a side of Mash on any restaurant menu. Or maybe he would?!?
What do you feed your wee ones? Any puree recipes you’d like to share?