7.21.2011

Baby Food Making Can Be Easy

I loved making W's baby food. I thought it was a really great way to connect to W through food and know exactly what he was eating. I blogged about it here and here and here and had a lot of fun doing it. It was so much less time consuming than you'd imagine and a ton easier. I've encouraged others to give it a try and know it seems like a big project. But, trust me, it doesn't have to be!

Bump Club and Beyond is hosting a four-part series this month in partnership with Whole Foods Market and Baby Brezza to teach new and expecting parents how to create and prepare fresh and healthy foods for their children. However, I think it's also a good fit for parents looking for new ideas, a refresher on feeding a youngster, or looking to make changes in how they feed their children. This is why I'll be at Baby Food Making: Meal Times for Babies 1+ Plus on Tuesday, July 26th at the Whole Foods on Halsted and Waveland in Chicago.

After making all of W's baby food and introducing him to new fruits and vegetables every week, it was hard to think of good, complex, nutritional options for the next stage. I remember the one year mark being a little challenging as I tried to expand my kiddo's choices, yet sometimes couldn't figure out what he was ready for. So, I easily got stuck on what was easy and a guaranteed win. For W, the one year mark was ruled by avocado, hummus, fruit, cheerios, yogurt, eggs, and cheese. All pretty easy, but kind of boring.

Join me on Tuesday! Tickets are $30 each and you can register at Bump Club and Beyond.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary ticket to attend this event.

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