So your baby is now ready to eat his first solid food. Here are some useful tips to get the full happiness on that day of his FIRST MEAL!
Have his first meal ready at a time when Baby is not too hungry. Offer it as a first meal in the morning and make sure baby had a good night’s sleep. Give food that is just warm and a consistent liquid.
We have already posted several easy to prepare Baby Bullet recipes and we haven’t finished yet mixing and rediscovering the secrets of preparing these purees for our wonderful little ones.
So we would like to share even more recipes that will fill their stomach and make you happy seeing their smiling faces.
Egg-ceptional Energy. Eggs for breakfast is always a win. And believe it or not, you can make a nutritious breakfast with the Baby Bullet by adding steamed veggies (cauliflower or zucchini) and cheese. Just add it in the Short Cup, Push and Twist until it is very smooth. Then add small amount of olive oil in the frying pan, pour the egg and veggie smooth blend and cook, then serve!
Fierce Figs. These are soft and sweet fruits. It is best to be used in jams and is best used when dried. It is perfect added with pear. Naturally fresh and full of flavors and they have a lot of amino acids and antioxidants. Figs are perfect for Stage 2 feeding (aged 6-10 months) . If you are adding the pear, and if it is not yet ripe, you can steam it first using the Turbo Steamer until it is tender before putting it in the Short Cup. Add a small amount of water according to the desired smoothness.
Grape Greetings. These vines are always a wonder. Not just for wines in the cellar but of course for your baby too! Green, purple or red grapes can be used as ‘finger foods’ or add to the puree. The green ones also known as white grapes are used as sultanas while the purple ones are the ones used as raisins. And the red ones, though quite seasonal are very sweet and best made into juice.
Guarding Guava. Known to grow in tropical and sub-tropical regions, this little wonder can be green or yellow when ripe. It is a good source of beta-carotene and Vitamin C. Choose the ripe ones, scoop out its pink flesh and can be pureed with carrots.
Hearty Honey. A natural sweetener we get from the nectar collectors. Honey is best used to sweeten the fruit and veggie puree as the fructose and saccharine it contains is al naturale. Just choose the unfiltered ones. Buy from a local source to ensure that it is genuine as there are many bogus honeys, mostly added with molasses sold in the market.
Iceberg Lettuce Love. This is one kind of lettuce that you can use to add some crispness to the sandwich. It is a good green wrapper for cheese, boiled egg or you can steam in your Baby Bullet Turbo Steamer then you can add it in your green bean puree. It is best for Stage 2 eater.
Jack Sparrow Fruit. You can add some twist to the tasty jackfruit by making it a jam. Be careful when giving it to your baby since it can cause tummy ache. It is best to give it to 6-12 months or if you’re not sure of your baby’s reaction – add it as a sweetener in the baby’s first year.
Cool Kiwi. Did you know that kiwi use to be a poisonous vine? Then it was domesticated through several hybridizing cultivations and the painstaking work of agriculturists and plant breeders. This is one of the hairy fruits that is green when ripe. Scoop its flesh then blend, add some honey and serve. Just one fruit already contains all the Vitamin C you will need for the day and will boost your baby’s immune system against colds.
Lemon-y Snicket. A wonder that had saved Christopher Columbus’ sailors from scurvy. Using a juicer or squeezer, take out its juice, mix with water and add honey as your baby’s afternoon refreshment. It is great way to wash off that puree taste or to add flavor to the veggie puree.
Magnificent Mango Puree. There are different varieties of mangoes depending on your own liking or what is available in your local store. Once ripe you can easily peel its skin, cut it in small pieces, blend and ultra sweet treat for your ninja.
Megalomaniac Melon Puree. Honeydew, galia fruit, cantaloupe, these are just few types of melon available in the market. They are high in beta-carotene, lycopene and antioxidants. You can put them in a fruit salad to add color or as a finger food – great for summertime afternoon snack. The best way to make your baby eat it is cutting it in pieces, put in the Short Cup, blend and serve. These are mostly available during summer, so you can be assured for a week long puree goodness and you can store the excess in the fridge.
Other mix and match discoveries of Baby Bullet recipes that you might want to try in your kitchen:
Fruit Yogurt Combo. Try putting bananas, blueberries or strawberries . Just watch out for the small seeds of strawberries and for the blueberries, you have to cook it first then drain. Take a 1:2 ratio when mixing the fruits. Add a non-flavored or Greek yogurt, blend using the Short Cup until smooth.
Avocado Banana Combo. These two easy to mash fruits are best pair. Very easy to prepare and best for those mothers in a hurry or for hungry babies that can’t wait to be fed.
Apple Plum Winner Combo. Cut these two fruits into small pieces, put in the short cup, Pull and Twist and you’ve got a tangy zesty puree that your baby will surely love.
We will be adding more of our ABC of Baby Bullet Recipes next time so watch our site. You are welcome to share your food discoveries with your baby. Send us your tasteful journey with your young one and let’s share the love for homemade baby puree.
Hope you and your baby has a good start. Happy eating!