Thursday, March 8, 2012

Whole foods are for babies too!

My children are 15, 10, 5 and 1.  This means that I have spaced out my need for baby things by 4 or 5 years at a time.  The breaks in between my need for baby items has made the rise in baby marketing very clear for me to see.  Babies actually need very little that is different than the rest of the whole foods family but every time I have had another baby I have noticed more and more completely unnecessary products. 

  Baby oatmeal is the one I will tackle today.  This is how I make it… 


I have added freeze dried strawberries, peaches, and bananas. Peaches are Luke’s favorite. I have also added a bit of vanilla almond milk, which he loves.  Smile But many times I have just fed him this.   No extra packaging or preservative ingredients are needed so he will eat and love it.  It’s just food.  Real, whole, good for you (and for baby) food.  Nothing is required for the sweetness to shine through!

(BTW, this is great for instant oatmeal for camping trips too!  You can add dried milk and a little superfine sugar if you want it exactly like store bought.)



The Johnsons said...

Awesome! These are the kinds of things I don't think through very well, so thanks for the help. How do you blend it? Does a regular blender work with dried food, or do you use something more powerful?

Val in the Rose Garden said...

I personally use my stick blender for this because I don't have a regular blender. ;) So I am pretty sure that any blender would work! :)



Jar Of Fizzzz !! said...

Thanks for this - and I hope to see more tips! I think new Mumma's need to think outside the 'box'/packet/tube a bit more!

ahpooon said...

Great! Looks so nice!

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