Moms Looking for Healthy Food For Baby

When we had Anthony, we never anticipated his food allergies. Neither of us have them so it was a surprise to us. It came as a huge blessing though. It has made us aware of everything we put in our mouths.

I had already made a decision to make his baby food from scratch since I was home rather than buy the store bought versions. It was simple, fresh, and best for Anthony, regardless of the food allergies.

All I did was take the food that I was introducing to him ( I did veggies first, and then fruits…a great tip from my friend Mary… I didn’t want him to love the sweetness of the fruits and then turn his baby nose at the veggies. 🙂 ) and blend them up in a food processor with a bit of water when needed.

Veggies Anthony loved: zucchini, yellow squash, sweet potatoes, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, and spinach.

Fruits Anthony loved: mangoes, bananas, pears, peaches, plums, and strawberries.

He really liked apples too, but my friend Rachel taught me that buying the natural variety of applesauce at the store was easier…she said it was a bit of a process to peel, core, and stew the apples.

I also started giving him black beans somewhere around 6-9 months. He ate them all mashed up, also done in the food processor. As he got older (still today) he eats them whole and cold. Great source of protein. They are delicious too.

Regardless, I was aware of exactly what was going in Anthony’s mouth. The same veggies we were eating, but in a pureed form. I didn’t buy anything extra..just what we were making!

Do you have any creative ways to feed a toddler these veggies? These same veggies my Anthony once couldn’t get enough of…he now turns his face at! Will you post any suggestions you have?

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About Katie Choudhary
Joyful Catholic wife and mom. Former teacher and former college athlete. Baptism Prep, Momnipotent, and Guardians and Angels group facilitator, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd directress at the Cathedral of Saint Raymond in Joliet, Illinois. MEd in Educational Leadership with a Type 75 certification.

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