Food

It’s been a fun last few weeks around here. Diego has moved onto eating actual meals consisting of whatever I’ve made for dinner. I run it through the Baby Bullet for him and he eats it right up. There hasn’t been any food so far that he’s refused. At ten months old he still has no teeth. There seems to be some action brewing on his lower gums but nothing has broken through yet. 

I’ve introduced some finger foods such as Cheerios and these cereal puffs that dissolve in his mouth. The Cheerios have been fine but because he doesn’t have any teeth I worry about him choking on them. He has a penchant for trying to shove a many as he can in his mouth and they don’t dissolve as well as the Gerber puffs. 

I tried making Kale the other day. It’s an ok flavor but this batch was not very good and I think I didn’t rinse the leaves well enough because I found some grit in the cooking liquid which prompted me to throw it out. I think next time I will rinse it like I do leeks. I will immerse the leaves in water and shake them around then leave the sediment to settle to the bottom of the bowl before removing the leaves with tongs. 

Today I made a berry compote which I had over plain greek yogurt. I used frozen strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries and simmered those with a little water, sugar and lemon juice. I didn’t make it too sweet because I didn’t want to ruin an otherwise healthy breakfast. 

I’ve sort of fallen into a rut baby food wise and we are currently purchasing some jarred food that we keep on hand mostly for breakfast. Today I plan to make a batch of homemade food that should last me through the week. It is actually a little hard to keep up with the homemade baby food although this is obviously due to my not being organized or disciplined. I’m trying to do better and I honestly don’t have much by the way of a reason. As always, I just have excuses. 

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