I am going to be super bummed when Gabe leaves the world of purees and starts eating normal people food. Booooring. Since I last talked about baby food making I really tired to turn up the volume on the savory options I was giving Gabe.
More spices were used, and flavors like roasted garlic, leeks, and cayenne were all included. Making sure I used low sodium veggie stock also helped make the purees smooth enough for Gabe’s intense gag reflex and kept the savory-ness instead of watering it down with… water.
Some of the savory options this time around:
- Roasted Zucchini/Cauliflower/Roasted Garlic
- Sweet Pea Hummus (sweet peas – frozen, garbanzos, olive oil, and full fat greek yogurt)
- Peas and Carrots and Leeks
- Wild Rice and Acorn Squash – this was the only option that didn’t go so well. The texture of the wild rice wasn’t blended enough and Gabe continued to gag on it until he just started to refuse it. Whoops!
Along with more interesting savory flavors, I also wanted to up the texture a little bit… the wild rice was a flop, but I experimented with apples and walnuts and cinnamon which was a total win. I also began including Greek yogurt more in items and ended up with an amazing blueberry/raspberry fro-yo that Kamel also thoroughly enjoyed. (Haha.)
Have you been experimenting with any interesting foodstuffs lately? And fun holiday creations?
We are about to transition into finger foods… messy, messy finger foods. I’ll keep you posted.