Something happened this week – several kinds of Sophie’s food ran out! She’s eating more now, so I have a lot of replenishing to do today.
Here is what she’s currently eating:
Breakfast is fruit and Greek yogurt or oatmeal (depending on whether or not she’s at home or at the babysitter’s house). Usually it’s one cube of fruit, but if she seems hungry or the cubes are smaller, I’ll give her two. She eats about a tablespoon of yogurt mixed with it; maybe a little more. For lunch, I pack three things. It could be two vegetables and a fruit, or a fruit, a veggie, and cottage cheese, or two veggies and cottage cheese. Sometimes I will send diced avocado, or whole cooked peas. If I have leftover cooked veggies from dinner, she’ll have that for lunch as a finger food also. For dinner she eats a mixture of a fruit, a veggie, and what we eat. Right now she’s eating about 60% purees (but thicker) and 40% table food/finger food.
I started the replenishment with peas. The last time I made them, I really wasn’t thrilled with pushing them through a strainer to get out the skins, and it made the texture very strange. This time I cooked the peas in more water until they were done, then pureed as they were, no water in the processor. I gave Sophie a bit on my finger to taste, and she approved. Much better!
This morning I baked two large sweet potatoes and a butternut squash – two favourites of hers. There are now two trays of each in the freezer. Yum! Yesterday morning I steamed some dark cherries (I buy these frozen – they come still whole but already pitted). I refrigerated them, and today pureed in the processor. She loves the cherries with yogurt! Peaches are in the steamer right now – after doing fresh several times and having them be too tart, not ripe enough, or go bad before I could make baby food out of them, I buy these frozen also. She hasn’t noticed a difference at all.
Later, I am going to make more carrot (no shortcuts this time – I have whole, unpeeled carrots again) and more apples. I add a little cinnamon to the apples when I puree them, and she loves it!