Lately, I’ve begun leaving even more small chunks in Eliana’s food- but I’m still calling them purees for lack of a better description. (If you have any ideas for what to call this, please leave a comment after this post.) At this point, Eliana just assumes she should eat whatever Matt and I are eating. Organic, seasonal and pureed, or not! She will look at our food and make a sort of demanding and questioning, “Eh!?” sound as if to say, “And where’s mine?” For that reason, we’ve been letting her lick more of different types of foods even if it’s just for a taste.
|My daddy thought he would eat this Cara Cara orange by himself. Silly Daddy!
|Forget Butterfinger. Nobody better lay a finger on my asparagus!
Here are some more of the recipes I’ve made for Eliana over the last few weeks.
- -½ cup dried lentils (rinsed and drained)
- -Olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste
- -Reserved cooking liquid
I came upon this one by mistake. I had intended to give her the applesauce in some bites and the kale and potato puree in other bites. Since it was mixing together in her spoon, I tasted them together and the combination was really tasty. (I had to make sure it was good because I wouldn’t give her anything to eat that I wouldn’t eat myself. Well, except for meat- but that is a whole other conversation.) So, I mixed the two and she ate it up. And, it gave me ideas of how to make tastier and healthier potato pancakes in the future!
|Much tastier than it looks!
- -1 apple, peeled and chopped (not a Granny Smith)
- -1 handful of spinach leaves
- -Juice of ½ lemon
Steam apple and spinach together. Blend and add lemon juice. Mix.
Let cool slightly before serving to baby.
Variation: Add cinnamon with or without lemon juice.
- -1 Fuji apple peeled and chopped
- -½ banana, chopped
- -Few shakes of cinnamon
- -Around ¼ cup of water
|Using her travel seat at Grandma Lauren’s and Grandpa Pat’s in Florida.
|I’m in charge of the spoon!
- -2 egg whites and 1 whole egg
- -1 slice of whole wheat bread
- -Vanilla extract to taste
- -1 tablespoon of milk (I use skim because that’s what we keep in the house but use whatever you prefer)
- -Cooking spray or butter
Whisk eggs, milk and vanilla in a bowl and pour into a square baking dish. Let bread soak in mixture for 5 minutes per side. On a griddle or in a large non-stick pan, heat cooking spray or butter on medium heat. Shake excess egg mixture off bread and cook for 4-5 minutes per side.
|My plate before I broke up small pieces for Eliana.
|Hey! You got any more of that?
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