The You Can Grow That! theme for February is love, an easy subject for a new grandmother.
From the very moment the upcoming birth announcement was made my life was forever changed, more than I could even imagine.
"You are what you eat" is much more than just an expression, and I knew right away I wanted to help 'Sprout's' food be as healthy as possible.
Organic baby food is incredibly expensive, yet so simple to make.
A jar of carrots should contain carrots, maybe a little water, and nothing else.
The only way to really know what is in a baby's food is to make it yourself.
Here's one Grammie's tips for healthier baby food:
1. Grow or buy organic the vegetables most likely to have higher doses of pesticides. Here's the list.
2. If space is limited, plan your garden based on what foods you expect the baby to be eating. Carrots, peas, beans and squash are much more likely to be in his diet than eggplant and peppers.
3. Learn to safely can foods and how to properly freeze, and which foods can be stored fresh the longest. Check some of the links to the right under 'How to Store' to learn more.
4. Follow your pediatrician's recommendations for introducing new foods to the baby.
5. Don't reinvent the wheel. Look at the grocery store shelves for fruit and veggie combo ideas. Trust me, a lot of research went into it already.
Aww, look at that face... I just may have to give over more of the garden.
Here's a great resource for recipes and tips.