Now that I'm on to my third child, I decided that jarred/tinned baby food isn't the best for my children. It doesn't even taste very good! I did it with my eldest, did half jarred/half homemade with my second, and when my third was born, I knew I had to make the full switch. I now make all my baby food, with the exception of rice/wholegrain cereal. I thought I would share recipes, food combinations that has worked for me and that my youngest, Miss 7 months, really enjoys. Any recipes that are not mine, I will endeavour to link to the original site.
Today I'll share the first taste that worked well for me.
Miss 7 months had banana as her first food. I know it's probably better to start with savoury tastes, so babies don't become too attached to sweet flavours,but she loves her savoury just as much, so it doesn't concern me. I then moved quickly to pumpkin, kumara carrot and avocado, which I'll talk about in the next post.
I use a baby food maker - so a steamer and processor. It is totally unnecessary, but I have found it helpful. I don't do big batches of food. If I did it wouldn't be appropriate, as mine only does smaller amounts. Other ways of cooking food is in the oven or steamer/pot.
1/4 banana, ripe
Breast milk or formula to thin down, if required.
In a bowl, mash banana with a fork, until the right consistency.
Discard any leftovers.