The horror I felt when I found out about genetically modified food was overwhelming. My heart sank when I discovered that most infant formula was made with genetically modified ingredients. I did breastfeed Baby E for about 5 months, until I had supply problems and he had weight gain problems. But, I wasn’t on an all organic diet so he got genetically modified crap in my milk too. I could go on and on about how upset I am about our food supply, but that could fill a whole other post, maybe another time.
I know that I can’t completely avoid foods with genetically modified ingredients. I can’t afford it and they are everywhere. I can make Baby E food with organic ingredients and buy organic baby food as much as possible. I’ve made bananas, peaches, mango, sweet potatoes, and green beans. I know that I could do so much more, but so far, whatever I don’t make he gets from Earth’s Best Organic.
It’s really pretty easy. To make sweet potatoes, simply wash them, poke them a few times with a fork, wrap in foil and bake (I do 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes, until soft). Then, I cut them into chunks and throw them into the blender. I slowly add water until it reaches the consistency I want. This last time, I put in a little bit of cinnamon when blending.
Then I use a spoon to fill ice cube trays. Three medium sized sweet potatoes filled two trays. I use the ice cube trays from Tupperware – they’re awesome. They come with a lid so I don’t have to worry about a big mess in the freezer. Once they are frozen, I put them in a labeled freezer bag and pull them out as needed. I usually pull 2-3 cubes for a meal, it just depends on what I’m planning on serving with them.
Wholesome Baby Food is a great website for tips and recipes for homemade baby food.
Anyone have a great must-have recipe I should try for Baby E?