I thought for weeks about what his first food would be. Savory or sweet?! I toyed around with doing sweet potatoes but I heard about kids turning orange from eating too many orange foods (not going there just yet). Then I thought I know, Avocado! But my own mom looked at me like I was crazy and what baby would want their first food to be an avocado? I finally settled on Butternut Squash which was also my husband's "first food" as a baby.
Step 1: Peel and chop. I opted for the busy mom "food prep" and bought a bag of pre-peeled and cubed squash. So this step was more like, "Cut open the bag". ;-)
Step 2: Steam. Again- I took the easier route and used a ziplock microwavable steam bag.
Step 3: Puree. I put the steamed squash in the processor added a little water and presto! Baby food.
To say the least I had to scoop all of my gritty baby puree back into the steamer bag- resteam and repuree. (Ok- I actually had to do this about 3 times because I obviously do not understand how long it takes to steam a butternut squash.)
Step 5: Cool and feed to baby. Easton looked at me like I put a spoonful of doggie doo in his mouth. I had to laugh. He eventually came around! Though the squash wasn't a huge hit he is loving, sweet potatoes (and has not turned orange), apples, pears and bananas. Next up peas, then peaches.
|peas and peaches|
|apples and sweet potatoes|
|sure I would love to eat dinner in my Elmo bathrobe!|
Easton Update: 6 month checkup: 19.5 LBS (must be loving the baby food) and 29.5 inches long.