Made baby food for Ruby girl! I had heard about this through friends and then inspired and got more clarity of the matter from Annie. So I decided to go ahead and jump into it. So glad I did! I love knowing what's in Ruby's food, I love that I made it, and I love that it's done and all I have to do now is pull it out and reheat it!
(Although I'm fairly anti-microwave so I'm not entirely sure the best way to reheat them...)
We started off doing Baby Led Weaning which I love certain parts of. I love teaching Ruby to chomp and chew on foods so she's not a big choker/gagger. I love teaching her at such a young age how to handle food and how it all works. However, I don't think my 8 month old needs salts and sugars. I'm not going to put that in her little body already! And she simply wasn't getting enough actual food or nutrients from the tiny bit she did. So here's a balance. I'll hand her certain foods that she can hold/handle herself (think cucumber slices, banana halves, cracker, avacado, etc) but not just whatever I'm eating (which is the Baby Led Weaning way) because Momma's eating salt and sugar, let's be honest.
(No, my burners are not purple, it's just the lighting. I wish, though...)
After you cook the veggies (or fruit, I'm going to do fruit next) blend them down very fine (again...couldn't have done it with the recommended AMAZING Oster Hand Blender that Annie showed me) That thing makes it sooo smooth.
And you're done!
So now while I'm making mine and Kev's dinner I just reheat a few of these and we're golden! I love it!