So we decided to introduce her to the brave new world of food. And she loves it!
I made all our own baby food when our son was weaned, and I'm enjoying doing the same for our daughter. I looked at the pouches of food in the supermarket - they're so expensive! Some of them had sunflower oil added to the puree too - yuck. It's so quick and easy to make first purees; I make a batch and freeze loads which always lasts a week or two. No nasty oil added either.
If you're really short of time, you can always buy frozen fruit or veg too. I only ever use frozen apple slices. Three of those with a tablespoon of water, microwaved for 40 seconds and then mashed with a fork - perfect.
Here she is enjoying banana, strawberry and blueberry - just like a smoothie:
She also loves:
- Butternut squash - this gets gobbled really quickly
- Carrot and apple - sounds strange but again, this gets wolfed down fast
- Totally tropical - banana and mango.
We love mixing Ella's Kitchen first porridge into fruit for breakfast too.
Do you have any favourite recipes? I'd love to hear them!