I still need to buy a steamer. I had a 3-story one I used with Baby 1 and 2, but haven’t used it in a while. Have to pick and choose what to keep out in the valuable real estate of the kitchen counter space. Maybe a small steamer we can just put over a pot. I can steam and it will take up minimal space.
In lieu of a steamer I boiled a cubed piece of butternut squash. I broke off a piece and mashed it up with some breast milk. He liked it! and no red blotchy reaction on his face. I’ll keep feeding it to him for 3-5 days and see how it goes.
Next foods on my radar:
- plain congee – then I can use that as a vessel to mix in the veggies and meat into it
- broccoli – want to do green veggies
- note to those moms who are feeding their babies – i learned not to feed baby spinach too early back with baby 1. I was part of a close knit mom group and we each brought a bag of fruit of vegetable. We made the baby food and everyone got to take home a variety of food. Certain foods are high in nitrates, i.e. spinach, so you do not want to feed them prior to 6 months. More conservatively I would wait 8-10 months. Google “Blue Baby Spinach” or here’s a great link I use
- bok choy
Then some sweeter foods:
Some ground meats at some point. Eggs would be good too. A little gun shy after Baby 2, but it will be on the list.
Then the real fun begins. COMBOS!