Baby food cooking inspiration

100_baby_pureesI got this book, Top 100 Baby Purees: 100 Quick and Easy Meals for a Healthy and Happy Baby, when Ollie was little and used it a ton. Now with Minna I think I’m using it even more. Partially because she seems more open to eating everything earlier than Ollie was, but also because with two kids I’m busier and stupider than I was with one. It’s nice to have a freezer full of healthy stuff that Minna can eat at a moment’s notice.

It’s pretty easy to make your own baby food but what’s great about this book is it just gives me a couple different ideas for flavor combinations I wouldn’t have come up with on my own. Funny as I was writing this I had a feeling I already posted about this book, so I poked into the archives. I don’t seem to have mentioned it, but I stumbled across this post about The Everpresent Kids’ Menu from 2007, before Ollie was born. The comments (and original New York Times article) are much more interesting now that I actually have kids and have dealt with the kids’ menu. Makes me think I’m due for an update post about kids’ menus!