Tuesday, April 29, 2014

{Tiny Tot Tuesdays} Homemade Organic Baby Bananas

Pin It
I was so so upset when Bradley didn't like bananas at first. They are cheap, incredibly easy to make and easily transportable. Such an ideal food! In case you missed last week's post, this is what his initial reaction was:
But Chris and I tried again, and he wasn't so opposed the second time. By the third time, he was loving them. Now? Now he eats them with almost every meal. We can't give him enough! If your baby doesn't mind texture, you can mash the bananas with a fork and have them ready to eat in 15 seconds. Easy enough, right? Right. They're full of potassium and fiber as well, so that's just an added bonus! This is what he thinks about bananas now:

Printable Recipe

  • 1 ripe organic banana
Wash banana under cold water to remove bacteria.

Peel the banana and remove all the lose strings. Mash the banana well with a fork until there are no visible lumps (no need to add water/milk--the banana will become runny the more you mash it).

If your baby doesn't like texture, throw the banana in a food processor and pulse until smooth.

If your baby does not like bananas plain, add a little breast milk or formula to the banana puree to add a flavor they already know.

Mashed bananas don't store very well, so I recommend only breaking off and mashing the amount your baby is going to eat at that specific time. 

To save the rest of the un-mashed banana, wrap the banana in plastic and leave at room temperature for up to one day. To freeze, place the banana in a ziplock bag and put in the freezer for up to 1 month.

*Consult with your pediatrician before feeding your baby solid foods and to see what amount/type of food you should give your child.
Source: SK Original

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please leave me some love! Thanks for stopping by :)