lobsters. I had to tear the tail off to get to the good stuff, and even then I had to suck it out. Nothing dainty about eating crawfish. And, little man was reaching for it! I'm sure he would've eaten it had it not been spicy.
Mark knew nothing but breast milk through 4-months old. At that point he was eating so much food that we had to supplement. I wasn't producing enough breast milk, even amidst pumping for about 2 hours a day. Then when Mark was 6 months old we stopped breastfeeding completely because I forced into retirement because of being sick. The medication they put me on dried me up almost immediately. For about one month he was solely on formula with a bit of food here and there.
Once 7 month came around, we really started going to town on the different foods we were giving Mark. His favorite by a long shot is avocado. Just yesterday Mark ate an entire avocado! I couldn't believe it!
While there are so many great food options out there for babies, we decided that we wanted to make our own food. Meal prepping is easy enough, and this way we know exactly what Mark is getting. Yesterday and today were my first meal prep days for Mark for two weeks of food.
Last week we ordered 6 of these ice cube trays with a lid through Amazon. They work perfect with our plans! Mark loves bananas, avocados and orange cauliflower. We have plans to try a bunch of new foods this month! Then here soon we will be posting more recipes outside of just blending a couple foods and freezing, so be on the lookout!
Why boil? When you boil the food you can utilize the water as your liquid used to blend the food together. This way your baby still gets all the nutrients in the water that leached out while being boiled.
Step 3: Decide what mixtures, if any you want to do. We know Mark likes bananas and apples, so we can easily mix those with other ingredients. He has never tried cauliflower before, so we wanted to keep that as a solo meal for testing purposes.
Step 4: Blend the food. Always add less water than you think. You can't make something thicker, but you can always add more water.
Step 5: Put in your containers to freeze, if applicable. We do keep some food out for meals for the next day or so. Other than that, everything gets frozen. I may have over poured when putting my mixtures into the freezer containers, but that's really not a big deal.
Step 6: Freeze food.
Step 7: Take out of the freezer the next day to separate into freezer bags.
Step 8: Label freezer bags.
Step 9: Take out how many ever ice cube trays needed for your baby's meal, and heat up accordingly. You can put in the microwave or defrost over the stove in a pot with some water.
Hi there! I'm Kara, of taking KARA myself! I've dabbled in blogging off and on for a while now. Mostly off. But I'm trying to change that and make a dent in this side of the world wide web. Enjoy!