HOMEMADE NOURISHING BABY FOOD
Edited By: Stephanie Dawson
This is the best way you can make sure your baby is eating nothing but the best, food made with mommy’s love, and you can start nourishing them even when they are still cozily nestled inside your belly.
Every time you put food into your mouth, your baby benefits from those foods, thus you should try to stay as healthy as possible, try sole, rice pudding, carrots, zucchini, gratin, sweet potatoes, sweet and savory tarts, kale, peach, watermelon, apple, pear, blueberries, granola, veal, among others.
The real work begins when they are born, as you probably know, especially when the time comes to prepare their food. It can get a little tricky, trying to figure out likes and dislikes, but it is a process, a beautiful one, so don’t worry. It becomes fun and creative to combine veggies, fruits, herbs even meat or fish. There is just one golden rule: if you like what you’ve prepared, your baby will probably like and enjoy it too.
Here are some ideas that can help you start:
Japanese white sweet potato and sole with zucchini, cauliflower and thyme
• Japanese white sweet potato (3 ounces or 90 g peeled and diced)
• 1.75 ounces (50 g) cauliflower florets
• 1.75 ounces (50 g) zucchini, diced
• 1.75 ounces (50 g) sole fillet, diced
• 1 thyme twig
• Olive oil, drizzle
In the bowl of a steamer, combine the sweet potato, zucchini, cauliflower and sole. Add the thyme. Steam until the vegetables and fish are soft.
Discard the thyme and puree the vegetables and fish with some of the water used to steam the vegetables (it contains many nutrients.) When ready to serve the food to your baby, add a drizzle of olive oil.
Red kuri squash and chicken with fennel, cumin and sage
• Red kuri squash (5 ounces or 140 g peeled and diced)
• 1.75 ounces (50 g) fennel
• 1.5 ounces (40 g) chicken breast, diced
• Pinch of ground cumin
• 2 sage leaves
• Olive oil, drizzle
In the bowl of a steamer, combine the red kuri squash, fennel and chicken. Add the cumin and sage leaves. Steam until the vegetables and chicken are soft.
Puree the vegetables and chicken with some of the water used to steam the vegetables (it contains many nutrients.) When ready to serve the food to your baby, add a drizzle of olive oil.