Harper Sue has now been introduced to six different foods: bananana, carrot, avocado, prune, Fuji apple, and acorn squash. She has devoured nearly all of them on first taste and eventually even warmed to avocado when Fuji apple was added (thx for the tip Laura!).
It’s been tons of fun watching her experience food. Her most common reaction is “mmmmmm”. Who knew that sounds was hard wired to tasty treats?
I took an “Introducing Solids” class at Natural Resources about a month ago and was introduced to the Petit Appetite book that I’ve been following since. Admittedly the recipes for months four to six are pretty no-brainer:
Place prunes and water in a small saucepan and boil over medium heat. Puree prunes in food processor with a steel blade. Add cooking liquid to adjust consistency.
but it has a good list of “try first” and the recipes get more interesting as Harper Sue gets older.
Next up: Peas
What goes in must come out and Harper had her first grown up poop yesterday. It wasn’t easy- lot’s of crying and pushing and crying and pushing- but she succeeded and will undoubtedly have an easier and easier time of it. I played the role of doula during the event with lots of encouragement and “good job”s.
On a tip from the Solids class I’ve been cooking a larger quantity of baby food and freezing it in single serving (ice cube) trays. It really makes it easy to just pull two cubes out the night before and quickly heat them up in the morning. Plus, they look pretty!
Any other tips/tricks to food prep and recipes?