18 May 2009

Feeding Baby

Yesterday, Jennifer and I decided to get together to make food for our boys. Ever since Sheridan was born, I have made everything he eats "from scratch." Yes, including his formula. Once he started eating solids I continued that tradition. Everything he eats is organic and made from scratch in our very own kitchen. So, his apples? Nothin' but apples. Peas? Just peas - and a bit of olive oil added for some healthy fats. You get the picture...

So, Jen and I decided to get together and make big batches of a bunch of stuff - much more fun to do it together and we could tackle a lot in a small amount of time.


Sweet Potatoes
Butternut Squash
Cauliflower (both white and orange!)
Black Beans
Sauteed onions and garlic (for the beans and broccoli)
Carrots and Parsnips

Pretty ambitious for 3 1/2 hours, huh? You betcha! And, alas, we didn't get through everything... we still had to do the peas, broccoli, and carrots/parsnips on our own. But it's pretty amazing that we did get everything else done. Now if I could just buy more freezing trays so I can actually freeze everything we made! :)

I don't have any pictures of us actually making the food - we (and Jen's kitchen!) were a mess, so probably better not to see the "action" shots. But we had a lot of fun, and our little taste tester, Joaquin, loved the couple of items he tried for lunch!

Here's a few of the things we made...

I put everything in ziploc bags until I could get home and start freezing it.
Here's some papaya (on the left) and roasted butternut squash - Sheridan LOVED the butternut squash roasted!

Here's just a few trays: peaches, mango, strawberries, apples

Although I think we might have worn out Jen's VitaMix (I hope it's working again today!), I truly believe this is the best way to feed our babies (and ourselves, but Sheridan definitely eats better than me and Gary - something we need to fix!). And babies love it! Here's a few of Sheridan's favorites:

Top Row, from Left: Peas, Pumpkin, Strawberries, Mango
Bottom Row, from Left: Sweet Potato, Banana, Apples, Broccoli, Peaches

Blackberries (L) and Blueberries

Who wouldn't LOVE to eat this way?!


  1. that is SO awesome! I have always wanted to try making my own baby food but have always been to overwhelmed. I think you just motivated me ;)

  2. It was SOOOO much fun! I look forward to doing it again as soon as my freezer has more room :)!

  3. IT was great seeing you last night. Sheridan is one lucky boy (and Jen's little guy, too!) to have such yummy healthy food. I think I just need some hand-holding and I could do it too. :-) Way to go.