Each Friday Kaitlyn from Wifessionals and Jennifer from Five 27 Jones host the fantastic linkup, Preparing for a Little One. It's intended to help Moms and Mommies-to-be get advice on the week's topic. This week is all about Buying vs. Making Baby Food but be sure to check out these upcoming topics:
Friday, July 26: Moving Baby To Solids: Ideas, Tips & Tricks
Friday, August 2: Shopping For A Little One: Favorite Stores & Shops
Friday, August 9: Introducing Your Child Into A Home With Older Siblings Or Pets
Friday, August 16: How To Stay Connected To Your Partner
Friday, August 23: Baby-Proofing Your Home
Friday, August 30: Baby-Proofing Your Marriage
We recently got the go-ahead from our doctor to start <A> on baby food.
My initial reaction: "but he's too little" and "I love the time I spend cuddling him while he takes his bottle."
But, after letting the news marinate a couple days I found myself surprisingly eager to watch him explore new food flavors and textures. Overzealous, my intentions to make all his baby food vanished and I quickly grabbed one of the jars of organic food we had stocked in the pantry.
The result was sheer baby happiness. Which looks something like this (just with baby food all over his face):
That was two weeks ago and since I've stuck to the store bought stuff.
I still want to make some of his food but that's because I like the idea of cooking for my family not because I think there's anything wrong with the grocery-store variety. Also, my husband and I have taken steps to reduce the amount of processed foods in our own diets and I want to start developing those good habits when it comes to preparing my son's meals.
I suspect the biggest challenge I'll face making baby food is the race against the clock each evening. Time is so precious after I get home from work and I'm hoping my Vitamix will help out. It makes pureeing food super easy and quick and I've already found some great recipes that I think are easy enough to execute at home. Ultimately, my goal is to make large batches of food on the weekends and freeze it, similar to what I did here. That way I'll have a variety of options and I won't be worried about preparing something each night. But, if it comes down to it I have no problem turning to the pantry.
Have a great weekend and, as always, be blessed,