Saturday, June 4, 2011

Clara and the Sweet Potato

With her doctor's blessing, we attempted to start Clara on solids this weekend. Skipping the stripped-and-fortified rice cereal friends have described as "paste-like," we began her culinary adventures with a sweet potato. I cooked it in the microwave, then pulsed the flesh with a couple of ounces of breastmilk (formula would also work) in a mini-food processor. Then I scooped a tiny bit into a tiny cup for the momentous occasion.
 This cup was Scott's grandmother's (she passed away shortly after our wedding in 2007.)

Clara seemed intrigued by the flavor, but had no idea what to do with this non-liquid thing in her mouth.

Daddy, what just happened?

We'll try sweet potatoes again soon. Next, either homemade brown rice cereal or mangoes.

We're going to freeze the remaining sweet potato puree in ice cube trays and pop the frozen cubes into a zip-loc for storage. Then we'll just pull out and reheat them as needed.

Great resources for homemade baby food recipes/advice: (homemade brown rice cereal recipe, plus much more)



Janet Queen of Seaford said...

Hard to believe she is old enough to start on solid foods! Time flies.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Sweet potatoes were my girls' favorite. I'm sure once she gets used to the texture of food she'll love it.

Becca's Dirt said...

She is such a sweetie. Good idea with freezing her food in ice trays. I didn't see a 'follow me' sign on here.