The most exciting thing that Wyatt gets for dinner is whatever I grab from the frozen stash LOL Last night it was peas and pears, the night before squash and apples LOL He's still working his way through the new stuff so I'm not too worried about introducing big combos yet.
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we havent hit any huge combos really, except last night.
first i tried carrots and breen beans, she likes the carrots but wont eat green beans. still wouldnt eat it, so let her finish off the carrots, then we had some squash in the fridge that she doesnt like plain, so i threw some tart apple puree in with it and she likes! then i had some very berry banana storebought stuff that she didnt like plain that i mixed with the last of the apple i defrosted and she ate that too!
i aim for 3 meals a day with Ellie so if we miss one she still eats 2, instead of 0 or 1 like we had going on for a while.
so i have apples, baked white peaches, green beans, then made blueberries and carrots yesterday, thats all in the freezer, and i grabbed a few from the store to try. mixed veggies because it has green veggies in it mixed with carrots to try, then a few things i dont have so much of at home, like sweet potato orchard blend, and a spare jar of carrots to mix with things, the berry banana stuff, pear with pumpkin, and a few other ones. i was mad though, i bought hawaiian delight and its main ingredient is SUGAR! i'm going to mix it with my tart apples. maybe the blueberries if they are too tart for her. or with peas so she'll eat them...
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i sent her to spend the day with DH and my mom with her oatmeal cereal, then apples and peaches, and last squash and sweet potatoes.
I gotta get more veggies, DH gave Nat the last of her peas today. I use the rice cereal as a base for everything it seems to help Nat digest some of the foods better at first.
My mom gave her carrots and didn't cook or puree them well enough and she had a bad sore tummy the next morning, so the next day I made carrots proper and even though they didn't hurt her tummy they weren't a pretty sight coming out later, Sunday I mixed them with rice and success! She liked them best this way and no smelly poop or upset tummy when mixed with rice.
* Amanda *
I'm running out of food as well. I haven't been home and/or felt well enough to do any extra cooking. Shoot, I've barely cooked for us. Jeff pulled out some chicken breasts for us tonight. I am hoping to get creative and do something K can eat as well.
mama to asher & kaysen
Had to make more green beans and carrots on the weekend, we ran of those. We started giving her chicken on Sunday, she wasn't sure at first, but now she likes them. Too bad her tummy didn't, she puked them back up during the meal. The next meal we gave her chicken and green beans, it worked out for us.
I'm gonna use rice cereal as a base from now on, I hate feeding her just rice cereal! So runny and takes so long to feed it to her - even Evie gets bored and tired after a while!
Jessica has been getting chicken mixed in with a veggie for lunch every day now. I just started consitently giving her something in the evening. It is usually a fruit. She loves plums in the mesh feeder. Yesterday she got Papaya that I'd prepped this weekend. She liked that too.
I've yet to find something she won't eat. She didn't really like the chicken by itself, but that is it so far. I think it was the texture more than anything as she still looks a little suspicious the first spoons of peas. Like this isn't the texture it is supposed to have.
Sophia - what do you use for the rice cereal? The stuff I make isn't runny. I made my own for a while, but then started buying the Gerber Organic as I was still picking out some bigger rice pieces in what I was making. Maybe I just don't use enough water, but Jessica has never had issues.
Chelle - Let me know what you do with the chicken, I am unsure of what I am doing with ours tonight I need inspiration.
Sophia - So funny that Evie doesn't eat rice, Nat isn't its biggest fan but will definately will eat it. Adding pea's to it makes it the worlds best food, LOL!
We are using PC organic rice here, it comes in a powder form, I will often use it to thicken foods that are a bit runny for Nat's liking I find it odd that you find yours runny, are you buying it premade in a jar?
I'll be making some apples today, I know many of us have done apples, I normally just boil them toss in ice water and then puree to make sauce, but I've read you can bake them too, who has done this and does baby like it better or are the really impartial?
Today I gave Nat a small bit of yogurt from mine and she really wasn't a big fan, it has sugar so she really didn't get much, I am avoiding sugar on a regular basis until she is over 12 months. Just a personal choice. I have to remember to put plain yogurt on the grocery list for next week for her.
* Amanda *
I was thinking of some type of baked chicken with rice (using some cream soup.) Jeff will love that. >insert sarcasm< LOL I figured that would puree ok; though depending on what kind of soup I have at home may be full of sodium.
I've baked apples with cinnamon. I don't think Kaysen or Asher had a preference.
mama to asher & kaysen
I use Nestle's rice cereal, I make it to direction, so no more than 4 tbsp cereal to 3 oz BM. But it seems like no matter how much cereal I put in, it just all liquifies.
I should clarify...Evie loves her rice cereal....but when it starts getting all runny and basically I'm just spooning liquid in her mouth, she gets bored and will let almost ANYTHING distract her at that point. Makes it even harder to feed the remaining cereal to her. In fact, to try and bulk up the cereal, I have started adding veggie purees to it. I think the chicken might be next.
I hope to bake the peaches we got from the Okanagan soon, I can wait to feed it to her! Plus it will make a great addition to her plain yogurt we give her every morning.
i have gerber and beachnut brand and they both say add liquid to desired consistancy. so.... just start with cereal and add a little milk until it looks right
blueberries = baby colon cleanse
Ellie has been a little backed up lately, blueberries today and 3 huge poopy diapers! i didnt know she had that much in there!