First off, I want to say 'Thank You', from the bottom of my heart to all of the men and women who have given their lives in service to our great country. As most of you know, my husband served in the United States Marine Corps, and we personally know many brave men who lost SO much protecting the freedom and way of life that we tend to take for granted in the United States. This Memorial Day, let's remember what it's really about. I'm forever grateful.
Ok, so James is 10 months old now, and his diet has evolved as quickly as he has!!
When we first started him on solids, he was eating purees. All of his food was super blended and watered down with formula and basically soupy. I would make big batches of pureed carrots, bananas, green beans, spinach, avocados, yams... lots of different foods, and I would freeze them for the week ahead. James loved every food we gave him to try! He's always been such a great eater.
But the puree phase was short-lived... maybe three months? James quickly transitioned to eating table food. Now, he basically eats whatever we eat.
We give him whole bananas to munch on. He loves peas, and clementine oranges are his FAVORITE!
A lot of you have asked for me to share what I feed James, so here you go!
James has a bottle (around 8 oz) and then he'll usually eat some combination of the following items:
- fruit: a banana, clementine oranges, berries, kiwis, steamed apples, etc...
- scrambled eggs and toast
- old fashioned oatmeal
- egg and banana pancakes (mash up one banana and mix with one egg, and then pour the "batter" into a pan over medium heat and cook)
- smoothie: spinach or kale, oranges, banana, mango, pineapple, berries, etc...
- egg and veggie breakfast muffins
Lunch and Dinner
James will usually eat another bottle in between breakfast and lunch, and then a third in between lunch and dinner. Then for his meals, he typically has a combination of several of these:
- steamed veggies: spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, corn, peas, onions, brussels sprouts, asparagus, etc...
- ground beef
- white fish (like cod or halibut)
- toast with almond butter
- fruit: berries, banana, clementines, steamed apples, etc...
- black beans
- whole grain pasta
I always give James a sippy cup of water with each meal, and he sips on it, but doesn't usually finish it.
I hope this is helpful!! Please let me know if I can clarify anything for you or answer any questions. Everyone has their own opinions and ways of feeding their children, and I respect that. This is what works for us! James has never had "baby food" or store bought pouches or cookies or anything. I make all of his food, and he loves it and we're happy with the way we've been feeding him! :) And of course, ALWAYS consult with your pediatrician.
Have a great day, friends!