Delicious and Nutritious Meals for Your Littlest Foodie!
I love food – eating it that is, not necessarily cooking it and definitely not cleaning up afterwards. My son’s pediatrician told me when he was 4 months old to start introducing him to solid foods. So, I started feeding him organic, stage 1 baby foods in the jar that I bought from the grocery store. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that cooking for him was absolutely something that I could do AND I could do it with a minimal time commitment on my part. It just requires me to plan some of my meals around foods he can/will eat, which has actually made me more mindful of what I’m eating. I found in tasting what I cook for him, that foods I’d normally add salt, sugar, butter, etc to don’t need it and HELLO, what mom doesn’t want to eat better and possibly drop a few lbs?
I started by making simple, single ingredient fruit and veggie purees with organic produce like mangoes (a favorite of my Littlest Foodie), apples, pears, sweet potatoes, peas, apples, pears, etc. I followed the 4 day rule to be sure that if he had any allergies, I’d be able to identify the culprit.
Once he reached 6 months old his pediatrician wanted him eating just about everything I eat (with the exception of a few things), so now we’ve embarked on a food adventure of mixing ingredients and flavors and introducing spices. Recipes that have been a hit with my Littlest Foodie are featured on this site. Recipes that didn’t go over so well (like the salmon with purple potato and pear concoction which made him gag 🙂 ) won’t be showing up here.
While this website is centered on feeding your Littlest Foodie, I endeavor to provide recipes for a Mama/Dada version of what baby’s eating. That way everyone’s eating together and your life isn’t centered around cooking (and cleaning up).
I hope you enjoy the culinary adventure with your Littlest Foodie as much as I have!
*** Consult your child’s pediatrician on an appropriate diet for your Littlest Foodie before introducing any of these recipes. Not all pediatricians agree on when to introduce solids and meats, so it’s best to talk to your doctor before proceeding. Most pediatricians recommend introducing babies to solids between 4-6 months of age and introducing just one food at a time. The recipes on this site often call for several ingredients. Before feeding any of these recipes to your child it’s recommended that you’ve introduced each individual ingredient separately to test for allergies. ***