Saturday, September 4, 2010

DIY Baby Food- My First Guest Post

Exciting stuff! Nicole, over at One Little Mister, was nice enough to post an article I wrote about making your own baby food. Her blog features a lot of eco-friendly baby tips, reviews and giveaways. Many of her blog followers are brave enough to give the old cloth diapering a spin! I wish I were that patient...

Speaking of patience, I hate to admit that the whole easy breezy outlook I boasted about in this article has dramatically changed since I wrote it. I was all about making my own baby food when it was fruits, veggies and rice cereal. I would recommend it to anyone. If I can do it, you can do it- trust me.

But since Niall turned 9 months and protein had to butt in, I am not a happy camper. Baking an entire chicken all day and slaving over the process of rinsing, draining, and slow cooking beans is not my cup of tea. But I'm still determined to make this happen, and as with all things, I'm sure it takes time to get the hang of it.

It's just a little tricky now that he's eating real food at every single meal. Geez Niall, can't you just be easy and have formula for the rest of your life?  Plus, dinner is usually a mix of veggies, brown rice and protein. It's quite a lot of planning and prep. I've been looking on the internet for some tips and tricks, but if you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them!

Check out my article for some good tips on making baby food for a 5-9 month old... My First Guest Post!

By the way, have a great and safe holiday weekend! See you next week:)



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15 comments:

  1. It's a great post! I was glad to share! If you're ever looking to do another just let me know!

    Nicole

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  2. Oh and I just noticed your blog wasn't linked in my post...it's fixed now. Sorry about that.

    Nicole

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  3. I hear you on the baby food making when protein is involved. I tried, but I'm just too lazy! Nate (12 mo) loves beans. You know how he gets them most days? Amy's organic frozen burritos. Is that horrible? He LOVES them. I need to make my own burritos to save money and make them a bit healthier. Congrats on your first guest post!

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  4. No, I don't blame you one bit. Your burrito secret is safe with me ;)

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  5. Hi there! It's Carla from MBC (http://sned-shesallwrite.blogspot.com/). Thanks for connecting. Your baby is just adorable and I'm looking forward to reading your posts too. And congrats on the guest post!

    I used to make my son's baby food--he wouldn't eat store-bought baby food and I was afraid he was sick. Before I panicked (again) and took him in to the pediatrician I tried making my own. He loved it--I couldn't shovel it into his little mouth fast enough for him. 18 years later, he's still got a hefty appetite.

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  6. Hi! I'm also from MBC, and happy to follow you. You have an awesome blog, and so helpful to all the Moms out there! I'm a granny, but it's always good to learn new things.

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  7. Thanks so much for commenting on my blog :) I'm now your newest follower :)

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  8. Hi Kerry, nice to meet you. Great post! You're right, it's easier to make the veggies and fruit than your own meat for baby food. Good determination there to make it happen! I'm stopping by from MBC Simply Follow and became your newest follower! Come visit me at http://jinnialow.com. Have a great weekend!

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  9. Don't bother with the whole chicken, just bake a chicken breast and use that! You can add it to your regular purees, or if you are starting to get to more "solid" foods, shred a bit off the breast with a fork (like you would do for pulled pork!). I agree, it gets a lot more complex when all they need to eat isn't breast milk/formula and bananas or applesauce!

    By the way, I saw your guest post on One Little Mister and was just popping over to say hello! I'm following you on GFC as well.
    Merideth
    www.mommyiscrafty.com

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  10. Good point- those thin sliced chicken breasts take less than 10 min to cook. I think I might do that instead. I was also thinking about switching week to week- maybe do chicken one week, tofu the next, beef another, and beans for the last week of the month. That way I'm not dealing with too many types of food at once. Hopefully it will make life a little easier :)

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  11. That's great that you did that :) I was a lazy mama LOL!! Love your blog.
    Monica from MBC

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  12. I wish I would've found this blog and post about 2 years ago and I probably would've been more apt to stick with it, but I too gave up. I think it is great for you to keep at it and be so healthy and frugal. Keep it up, he'll love you for it later!! :)

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  13. Thanks for popping by Everything Mom and Baby and becoming a Follower!
    I'm a new follower of yours ;)

    www.everythingmomandbaby.com

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  14. I find it's great to make extra of whatever baby food you're making and then freeze lumps of it in an ice cube tray and put them in a freezer bag when frozen. Then on days when you can't think of anything to make baby for dinner, you've got a couple of cubes in the freezer already made - just cook them in the microwave and you're good to go.

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