However, I think the thing that keeps me from being an all-out "hippie" is that I'm a realist. I know we all don't have the time --or the MONEY-- to roast vegetables for 12 hours or buy organic, pure Polynesian pineapples, Peruvian pomegranates, etc. One of the biggest reasons I'm writing this blog is to supply real mothers with real recipes that are neither time-consuming or expensive to make. I also plan on trying to appeal to palettes because we all know there is no nutrition if your kid won't eat it! This is what I'm proposing:
- unique, easy, nutritious foods that can be made cheaply.
- a new recipe every 3 days since it is pediatrician-recommended that a child does not change foods more than every 3 days so if there is a reaction to any new food you can know which food to avoid. (it's to check for allergies, dig?)
- provide recipes for different stages
- promote a positive, supportive page for mothers out there who don't think it's crazy to make their own food!
So don't listen to your mother, your friends, your husband if they think you're nuts for making your child's baby food. It makes you feel better as a parent, it makes your child feel better, & by introducing great, fresh food to your child's diet early on can substantially prevent obesity & promote an atmosphere of trying new things :)
HAPPY COOKING, EVERYONE!
-Alli, Elias's mommy