I really wish I had found books and friends way back when that showed me how to do it, what to make and to tell me it was easy and a great way to get my kids to eat the food you want them to learn to love. I don't know if it's a coincidence or not, but Sam is my pickiest eater and Sadie will eat almost anything. Time will tell what Miriam will do. In the meantime, I want to be that resource for you. I want you to see that it's easy. I want to give you ideas so maybe, just maybe, you'll catch on to this a lot faster than I did.
Homemade Baby Food: Stage One
Homemade Baby Food: Stage Two
Miss. Miriam gobbled up the first batch of stage two baby food I made for her, so I invented stage two to three (with inspiration from Top 100 Baby Food Purees). She only has three teeth currently and while she's getting very good at gumming the chunkier food, she's not ready for big pieces. I introduced some new flavors and blended some of them a bit less and she's taken it all in stride. Below are some pictures of what she's eating these days (along with a LOT of applesauce) at almost 10 months of age (and almost crawling!).
Brown rice, carrots and peas.
Lentils, sweet potatoes and apple.
Oatmeal, peaches and blueberries.
Baby food ready for the freezer (once frozen, the cubes are popped out into bags or containers, ready for use).