Friday, March 11, 2011

Sample Menus - Baby Style - 8 months old


Ezra is eating a lot more foods now that he is 8 months old. Cooking for him is becoming so much more fun now that I can blend flavors and add spices. According to many sources, 8 months is when you can begin adding protein, wheat and limited dairy to your baby's diet...if your baby is ready. Ezra has started eating a small amount of organic plain whole milk yogurt (we usually by Stoneyfield). Ezra has also become more interested in finger-foods. So, he has just begun nibbling on small pieces of homemade whole wheat bread and rice cakes. He does a great job chewing his food, considering that he only has two teeth. I think the Teething Feeder has really helped him figure out how to "chew."



What is Ezra eating for breakfast these days in addition to breast milk?
  • Oatmeal with mashed banana, bluberries and cinnamon
  • Oatmeal with organic applesauce and a spoonful of organic plain yogurt
  • Organic applesauce, mashed banana and cinnamon with a spoonful of organic plain yogurt
Morning Snack?
  • Breast milk
  • An apple, mango or pear cube in his Teething Feeder
What is Ezra eating for lunch in addition to breast milk ?
  • Pureed squash mixed with pear and cinnamon and a few cubes of whole wheat bread
  • Pureed carrots mixed with organic applesauce and a few small pieces of rice cake
  • Cooked and mashed sweet potato mixed with blended brown rice and a few fruit cubes in his Teething Feeder
  • Organic whole milk yogurt with a dash of fresh, chopped mint and whole wheat bread cubes and a few pieces of fruit in his Teething Feeder.
Afternoon Snack?
  • Breast milk
  • An apple, mango or pear cube in his Teething Feeder
  • A few cubes of whole wheat bread or a few small pieces of rice cake
What is Ezra eating for dinner in addition to breast milk?
  • Pureed green beans, mixed with blended brown rice and a pinch of basil
  • Cooked and mashed peas blended together with brown rice noodles and a dash of oregano
Before bed snack?
  • Breast milk


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