Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A few of E's favorite reciepes

As I mentioned in a post below I love making baby food for my kiddos! I made all the food Hannah ate and have just stated to make all of Everett's food! I find it relaxing, rewarding and so much more comforting knowing exactly whats going in my babes mouth!

I told a few of you that I would be posting a few of our favorite recipes and well now I've got a couple minutes while both kids are in bed, hubby's in the shower and I'm sitting on the couch watching the only channel we have while at the trailer! Life is grand!!

Last week I made a few of Hannah's favorites from when she was just starting solids and so far both my kiddos have very similar tastes! They both did not enjoy avocado, but love sweet potato. They are both BIG fans of fruits especially bananas and apples! It's interesting seeing the things they like and dislike!

First I started to make a favorite of everyones in our household - strawberries, pears, apples, and blueberries! Delicious!!

Baby foodI start with three apples peeled, two pears peeled. It doesn't really matter what kind but I prefer gala apples and just your regular old pears (I forget the name), about 1/4 cup of blueberries and the same in sliced strawberries! Chop the apples and pears in big chucks and toss them in a big heavy bottomed pot!

Cook and low medium heat until the apples and pears are tender! It'll smell AMAZING!!
I wish there was a way for you to smell this!

In the meantime I usually start on the next food! This particular night the next one the list was.... Sweet potato, carrots and broccoli

Delicious For this recipe I chop one sweet potato (about 2 cups), 1 large carrot and about 1 cup of broccoli in big pieces.

Steam the carrots and sweet potato for about 10 minutes then toss in the broccoli and cook for another 5 or so minutes! Blend and done!

A few more of our favourites are Apple and pear with raisins and cinnamon
2 apples
2 pears
a box or 2 or raisins 
a pinch of cinnamon
Cook until apples and pears are tender and bend.  

This is one of Ev's favourites right now!

I LOVE First Meals Fast, healthy and fun foods for infants and toddlers by Annabel Karmel.  She has some great recipes for young and old.  Be sure to check it out.  We have the Canadian edition (which I didn't see on the website) and it definitely used A LOT!

This is where a lot of the recipes we use started from but we have modified them to make them our own.  That's the great thing about making your own baby food, you really can do anything you want.

If you or your wee one have a few recipes to share please leave me a comment!  We are always looking for new and interesting things to try and I'd love to hear about them!


  1. nothing gives you peace of mind like making the food yourself. I don't have young children but I make my own petfood mainly so I can control what is in and not in their food. Keep up the great work - it will all be worth it.

  2. It is great that you make your own fresh babyfood. I know from feeding E and H when she was younger how much they love the food. I have to admit that although it is all pureed it is still yummy. Keep up the great work!