I really wanted to be able to make his baby food so I started looking online to figure out what to do / what to make. In searching around the internet I came across wholesomebabyfood.com and I love it. The site includes tips for making baby food, tips for storing baby food, food charts / menu's for various ages and tons of receipes. Honestly, they show you how easy it is to make food for you little one and a lot of tips and techniques to help you save time too.
For the most part we are still trying single foods for our few days at a time to ensure no allergies, but Ethan was very gassy when I gave him plain squash...so I will be trying this recipe with the hopes that adding something to the squash will make it less gassy on him.
Brown Rice with Apple and Butternut Squash Purée - (4)6 months+
1 squash - acorn, butternut or other winter squash
1 or 2 cups cooked brown rice
1/2 cup applesauce
Cut acorn or butternut squash in half, scoop out seeds
Place halves face down in a pan and cover with an inch of water
Bake in a 400 degree oven for 40 minutes or until the “shell/skin” puckers and halves feel soft then scoop squash “meat” out of the shell
Place squash "meat" into your choice of appliance for pureeing
Add cooked rice and applesauce and blend
Add water as necessary to achieve a smooth, thin consistency
They also have a blog that I follow http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/news/. They have a bunch of great receiped for feeding you little ones. They even did a special Cinco de Mayo menu, including Avocado Mango Salsa and Mom’s Mexican Rice.
I highly recommend checking out this site and the blog. It will really show you how easy making food for your baby can be.
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