Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Herbed and Seasoned Babyfood

I've been trying to broaden, not only the twins' meal selections, but also their palate by adding herbs and seasoning to their foods. So far it has been met with mostly successes. A friend just told me that you have to expose a baby to something seven times for them to get a taste for it. The girls do seem to really enjoy the new flavors we've been adding to their foods. Below are the "recipes" of the things that we've tried so far. I don't really have amounts to give you, it's a matter of taste, and, for us, whatever fits in our mini food processor. Just throw everything in and puree. If the ingredients aren't wet enough to get the right consistency, I add water, juice, chicken broth or breastmilk. Oh, just a note, I used fresh herbs. If you use dried herbs, use half as much--the flavors are more concentrated in dried form than fresh.

Minted Peas:
Whole Milk Greek-style yogurt

It took Brynne a few bites to get over the texture of the skin of the peas, as soon as she did, she gobbled it down.

Sage Chicken:
Baked chicken breast
Sweet potato
Chicken broth

This was probably the girls' favorite. I took the stems out of the sage.

Basil and Eggs
Sweet Basil

When I think of basil, I usually think of tomatoes. I didn't want to give the girls tomatoes just yet, because they are a pretty acidic food. So, I opted to put it in eggs along with some cheese.

Chicken Satay
Baked Chicken Breast
Whole Milk Yogurt
Curry Powder (mild)
Fresh Grated Ginger
Natural Peanut Butter

Pumpkin Yogurt
Whole Milk Yogurt (I use Greek-Style)
Pumpkin puree
any or all of the following:
Ground Ginger

This is our girls' favorite breakfast! We have it almost every morning. I change it up with the spices--they love it!

What are some of your kids' favorite herbs and spices?

1 comment:

Once Upon A Time said...

We haven't done any sort of dairy or protein yet, but I've included cinnamon with pears and pumpkin, and nutmeg with the pumpkin too, and our babies love it! I'll have to put basil, sage and mint on our list to try!