Friday, July 30, 2010
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Here is the recipe that I am going to try out (may get adjusted once I actually prepare the dish):
Since I mentioned the nutritional value, I figured I should look it up and report my findings. (I did my research on Nutritiondata.com.)
Saturday, July 24, 2010
For more information on Summer squash and the different types you can go to http://urbanext.illinois.edu/veggies/ssquash.cfm
There are foods that are usually higher is pesticides that are better to buy organic and there are some that aren't. But my personal rule is if he will eat the skin, I buy organic. Right now he doesn't eat the skins of apples or peaches but they tend to be high with pesticides so those I buy organic (but he will eat the skins when he is older.)
Below is a list to use as a reference:
The "Dirty Dozen", these have the highest pesticide and insecticide contamination. (Listed from highest amounts to lesser amounts)
- Bell Peppers
- Grapes - Imported
Source: Environmental Working Group. Go to foodnews.org for updates.
For more information visit www.EatingWell.com
Friday, July 23, 2010
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
4 tsp. cream of tartar
1 T oil
2 cups water with a few drops of food color
Mix all ingredients in a pot. Stir and cook over medium heat until mix pulls away from side of pot. (Make sure you stay with it) Put on wax paper or just on counter, and knead until smooth. Cool.
Keep in covered Tupperware ( I use zip lock bags) Not anything metal.
On a side note, it is safe to eat, but I would not recommend it.
1/2 pound Ground turkey
1/4 cup water
In a non stick frying pan, over medium heat, combine the turkey and water. Cook, breaking
up the turkey until no longer pink. Let cool and drain. Reserve some of the cooking liquid.
Puree the turkey in a food processor and add water as needed to get a texture that your baby can handle, it will look paste like.
You can freeze for about 1 month or refrigerate and use within 1-2 days.
When it comes to dairy, and your child is old enough, baby yogurts, cottage cheese, ricotta and even some cheddar could be good options. (Yogurts are always good when your child is having really loose stools also.) You can mix fruit with the cottage cheese or ricotta to make a parfait or just something sweet that can be used for breakfast or snack. A little cheddar mixed with broccoli and/or pasta would also make a nice meal.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
The most recent recipe that my son loves is apples, blueberry, and banana. The only cooking that is required is the blueberry sauce. Mix all the ingredients together and add cereal, cottage cheese, or ricotta if you child is old enough. This is something I would eat for breakfast.
For the blueberry sauce:
10 oz frozen or 1 qt fresh blueberries
Steam the blueberries for about 10 minutes, discard most of the liquid reserving some of the now blueberry water.
Purée the blueberries to a desired consistency. At this point you can strain the purée or leave the skins in. Pour purée into a small sauce pan and simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally. The sauce will thicken slightly. Pour into the ice cube trays and freeze for up to 3 months or refrigerate and use within 2-3 days.