(This is really for those who are new to the whole baby thing and want to see and compare what others are doing for first meals for their little ones.)
We’ve tried sweet potato, rice cereal, wheat cereal, maize porridge, potato, leek, pumpkin, butternut, carrot and a bit of water. The water came on two days because little Miss became constipated when she tried the sweet potato. We’ve scrapped that one till she’s a bit older. That plus the leek gave her terrible gas and colic and we definitely don’t want to go there again!
So what’s on the menu for this week? Banana (first time today and will continue for 3 days to test the reaction) and then peas on Thursday, Friday and Sabbath. I boiled them then pureed them in the blender. The others I mainly used the food processor for. I’ve added flax seed that I ground, in some meals but I want to first give her the veggies and fruits then add the Omega’s. At least her formula has everything she needs right now anyway she’s still got enough good fats.
The containers in the photo above? I cook in bulk and then freeze enough for two meals per container, defrosting overnight then warming up in the morning. I actually would love even more containers so I can cook more and freeze more. Thankfully our power cuts haven’t been too severe AND with the gas stove, warming up the food wouldn’t be a problem anyway.
So that’s what’s been on the menu, taken off the menu, and is next on the menu. Fruits/ veggies in the morning, and the cereals/porridges at 5pm. We want to keep those chubby legs chubby ;-)