Yesterday I went to the fruit market and loaded up on fresh fruits and vegetables. I really like to try to get the baby to try all kinds of different things to give him a wide variety of tastes! So, when I saw some figs I decided to pick them up and make baby puree with them.
Oh, he absolutely LOVED it! He couldn’t eat it fast enough. However, I didn’t want to give him too much because they are high in fiber and sugar, so it was gone quickly and he was still hungry for more…next up, Avocado! He eats practically any food or mixture of food I put in front of him. Applesauce/Avocado, Peaches/Avocado, Zucchini/Applesauce/sweet potato, Sweet Potato/Applesauce, anything I can think of to mix, I do it. Even if it doesn’t sound good to me. He can get a wide variety of nutrients in this way and broaden his palate for different tastes. I already have one picky eater and one good eater, maybe he will be even better! I made fresh baby food for them too, but I didn’t try as many varieties or mixtures on them as I have tried on Eli.
Today for them, I made Zucchini Coins with the Sebring Zucchini and a zephyr zucchini I found at the market. They were very good, though I think next time I will cook them a little less than the 20 minutes recommended. I let them help make them too and they really enjoyed that. Wish they enjoyed eating them as much as they enjoyed making them…oh, well, I think they are good and we need more variety for our zucchini! We can’t have cake and zucchini bread all the time, as much as I would love to!
Today from the garden I picked about a quart of green beans and about a pint of royal burgundy beans and a nice pile of basil. Both spicy globe and a regular variety. I am getting about 2 quarts of beans almost every other day now. And I decided to plant some yellow beans the other day after all! Now I will really have a colorful variety! I have decided to freeze some of the beans and make baby food with it as well.
Bush Beans: 6-7 quarts
Lettuce: 16 heads about 2- 4lbs?
8 Ball Zucchini: 4
Black Beauty Zucchini: 8
Alaskan and Lincoln Peas: 2 1/4 cups
Oregano: 1 baggie dried
Basil: 3 baggies dried
Bright Lights Chard: 8 bunches
Broccoli: 4 heads
Cosmic purple carrot: 3
cabbage: 3 head
Sebring Zucchini: 1
Head on over to Daphne's Dandelions for Harvest Monday