Thursday, February 5, 2009
Mmm. Yams. Avery loves them. My only experience with yams before trying to figure out what to feed a baby involved marshmallows and brown sugar, which I thought was disgusting as a child (now I wouldn't turn down anything with either marshmallows or brown sugar ever...but that's a different post). But Yams straight up are delicious! And baby girl can pick up little chunks of them and feed them to herself. I just slice and boil them.
Other favorites of ours include home made mac and cheese (not that I am above Kraft, but the noodles are too small for Avery to pick up...plus I really love the kind with sharp cheddar and cream), no salt added green beans from the can, avocado, and basically anything that we are eating...including Salt and Vinegar potato chips. I'm not kidding. I make it a rule to let Avery taste anything she is interested in eating (as long as its safe for her obviously) in hopes of encouraging a non-picky eater later in life. So she wanted a chip and I let her lick it thinking she would hate it....but she sure didn't. I might have to rethink that strategy. I don't really want her getting used to high salt foods.
Anyway, it's hard to think of things that are nutritious and safe to feed a baby. I often make a big batch of mac and cheese with some sort of steamed veggie mixed in and then freeze it in little portions. But I feel like we lack variety.
So what do you feed your baby/toddler? Please share. If you have time.
ps. Thanks for all of your nice comments about my room. Geez blogging is good for my self-esteem. In case you are interested, the table is from Ikea as is the picture frame. Picture from Etsy (dutchdoor press...one of my Christmas gifts from Trav), and the headboard I did not make... I got it for a steal of a deal at a Down East Home sale. The bed-skirt I got at the Sundance Outlet Store, not able to turn it down since it was hot pink and $5, and thinking I would cut it up into a little girl's skirt or something. But alas it ended up on our bed. That's how most things in my house are. Random. That's me.