Nutrition was at the forefront of momstown Milton's event this afternoon. Nutrition of our babies that is! Moms and babies gathered today to participate in a Baby Food Exchange. Making our own baby food was important to all, but to many moms, it can be an intimadating thought...where do we even start? Some of our babies have yet to try food yet, so we discussed how to introduce foods, and what to start with while our babies babbled happily to one another. We also discussed what purees we were thinking of making for our exchange next month- blends of meat, rice, fish, vegetables, fruits...the possibilities are endless!
The exchange made the task of making our own baby food seem easier. Each mom made 10 cups of one type of puree, enough for each mom to go home with 2 cups of each blend. No sugar or salt was added to the purees, they were made purely from the fruit or vegetable of our choice. As this was our first exchange, and for most babies, it will be their first taste of food, we mainly made single purees. Some moms had prepackaged the portions, which made portioning them into the trays to freeze, super easy!
At the end of our exchange, we each had the following purees: sweet potato, avacado, peas, carrots, blueberries and pears with apple. Now for the fun part- introducing the yummy purees to our babies!