Baby boy is growing up, but I am loving this age when it comes to food! Well, and that he is just so funny, animated, and cute, but you already know that! But as far as food goes, I am able to really get into new and interesting foods with baby boy. The more foods I introduce to him, the more combinations I have when making baby meals, especially at dinner time. I serve him lots of finger foods, but will still spoon feed him some meals, either because they are to squashy, or just too messy!
A new favorite veggie is zucchini. It cooks up so soft and mushy and makes a great finger food for little fingers to grab onto.
Zucchini Baby Food
- Buy the zucchini. Zucchini is not listed as a dirty dozen food, so organic is not necessary if you choose not to. I try for ones that are nice and green but still firm.
- Cut and peel. I cut the zucchini into small bits to put into the steamer. That way you can either puree for younger babies or freeze in the small bits for older babies. I chose to slice just a bit of the peel off, but it is up to you. Older babies should be able to digest the peel without it upsetting their tummies.
- Steam the zucchini. I used my Beaba Babycook to steam the veggies. You can fit a pretty big amount in, so it will last you a while. It’s my fave!
- Puree or chop. As I said before you can puree it into a soft mush for spoon feeding, or you can leave it in chunks for older babies.
- Freeze. Because baby boy is over 10 months I have been freezing vegetables in chunks so that when I thaw them they are ready to be picked up by those cute little fingers!
I have been enjoying using zucchini in meals, especially with squash, pasta, and couscous. Leave it in chunks in the meal, or blend it up a bit using a Magic Bullet (great for blending single serving size meals).