When first starting to feed Baby C solid foods, I was feeling a little empty to not share the same foods that I was making for every one else. But now that he's been eating the basics for a while with no reactions, I like experimenting with interesting combos. You can find all the tutorials for these baby food basics on this page.
I've also included the ratios of how I usually mix them together. I use freezer trays to make cubes, that I then use for the combos. Baby C eats a large amount of solids, and I usually make at least 4 oz of a combo, so the ratio doesn't always mean that it's only 1 cube of each. It's often 2 cubes of each, making four total.
Here are some hits:
- Sweet potatoes & Apples (1:1, so 1 sweet potato cube for each apple cube)
- Sweet potatoes & Pears (1:1)
- Sweet potatoes, Apples & Pears (2:1:1)
- Sweet potatoes & Peaches (2:1)
- Pears & Blueberries (3:1) - remember that blueberry spit up stains!!
- Apples & Blueberries (3:1)
- Pears & Peaches (1:1)
- Pears & Plums (1:1)
- Pears & Apples (1:1)
- Apples & Peaches (2:1)
- Apples & Plums (1:1)
- Chicken, Apple & Sweet potatoes (1:1:1)
- Chicken, Carrot & Sweet Potatoes (1:1:1)
- Sweet potatoes & Carrots (3:1)
- Apples & Carrots (3:1)
- Mixed tropical fruit & butternut squash (1:1)
- Apples & butternut squash (1:1)
- Pork, Apples, Butternut squash (1:1:2)
- Pork & Apples (1:1) and (1:2)
- Pork, Mixed Tropical Fruit & Butternut Squash (1:2:2)
- Green beans & Pears (store bought)
- Sweet Potatoes & Carrots (1:1) - goes over better as a (3:1) ratio.
- Chicken & Carrots (1:1)
- Peas & Carrots (1:1) - Baby C hates peas
Also - my peaches and plums were not very ripe, so they turned out pretty tart. That's why I have to add in other fruits to make them edible - other wise they make Baby C's face pucker up (and mine for that matter). If I had waited to make baby food from them until the fruits were very ripe, I might do some different combos like peaches & plums together. Lesson learned, right?
I'll try to keep this updated as we try more new things!
I've added a few new foods into our rotations: pork, mixed tropical fruit (from frozen) and butternut squash. Glad that these are foods Baby loves!