All posts tagged: Baby food

making baby food using dried apricot

Apricots are so good for your baby. They contain Vitamin C and Vitamin A. They also have some iron and lots of fiber among other great nutrients. Did you know that your baby’s store of iron that he or she got from you while in the womb is depleted around 6 months? If you are giving your baby iron fortified formula, then you need not worry. If you are solely breastfeeding, you need to really pay attention to the amount of iron your baby gets from 6 months and on. Apricots also taste really good. I haven’t been able to get my hands on fresh apricots, so I’ve been using dried for baby food. Here is one important thing if you use dried apricots: make sure they do not contain sulfites. If they are bright orange, they likely do. Aim to find the brownish looking ones. I wanted to add a little extra veg in there, so I added spinach (plus spinach has iron). I also had three lovely organic apples that I wanted to …

make your very own organic baby food

I don’t know about you, but I think feeding babies is way more complex than one would think before actually becoming a parent.  Breastfeed or not?  Which formula?  How often?  Breastfeed AND formula?  Is he/she getting enough?  Is he/she getting too much?  Milk allergy.  Soy allergy.  Reflux. Organic?  When do I start solids?  Veggies first?  Fruit first? Seriously.  If I’ve learned anything, it is that you just go with your instincts.  Family will tell you one thing. Books will tell you another.  Online articles and posts will make you want to give your child a bottle until he/she is twelve when you read about what can happen if there is an allergy issue.  Doctors will give you the facts, but they aren’t with your child all day long.  The one who knows best is you.  So, just go with it. In my case, I was able to breastfeed part-time.  Anderson had a milk protein allergy, so I had to completely give up dairy and change his formula.  I am a working mom, so when I …

September joy

Is it really September?  Can it be true?  The crisp air and pretty mums on my porch tell me that summer has come to an end.  The summer came and went so fast, like it always does. This weekend was full of joy and peace. I indulged in a book.  A new book.  Nothing lofty, just the latest installment in the Rizzoli and Isles series by Tess Gerritsen.  The TV show is lacking, but the book series is addicting. I made potato leak soup.  Have I shared my recipe?  I don’t think I have.  I will soon.  It is most definitely a comfort food that feels naughty, but is actually really healthy.  I also made salad and used tomatoes, a cucumber, a pepper, and herbs from our garden.  I can’t describe the pride I feel when I feed my family with food Chris and I grew together. I bought the latest Vegetarian Times.  The October 2012 issue has a recipe for Dried Fruit Compote in Spiced Zinfandel Syrup.  Oh.  My.  Gosh.  I have to try …