Lily And Her Nuclear Zucchini

Like many parents, we’ve decided to make food for Lily. It’s fairy simple (and cost effective) to buy fruits and veges (we’re buying already) and puree or chop them up ourselves. Yeah, I know those little jars are cute and fun to put stuff in them later, but we have canning jars for that, I think. And yes, we do can. And no, we’re not 80.

Thus far, Lily has had:

  • Sweet Potato
  • Banana
  • Oatmeal (with boob milk)
  • Rice Cereal (with boob milk)
  • And today, she had zucchini (see below)

Lily with her nuclear zucchini

Pureed Zucchini

Yes, it’s true she wears more food than she eats, but still it’s always a learning process. Speaking of learning, we’d found that sweet potato in is the same as sweet potato out.

Emily seems to have better luck with the feeding process, in general. But today, I gave Lily zucchini. It went over well. Perhaps because Emily was upstairs. So, I steamed it gently, for 2-3 minutes. Then I pureed it in our mini-Cuisinart. The trick was actually steaming a second batch. It seems one needs a critical mass for the Cuisinart to function correctly.

Thanks god (or Perry) for Carl Sontheimer.

6 Responses to “Lily And Her Nuclear Zucchini”

  • Sweet Potato in = Sweet Pototo out is one thing… wait until you get to raisins. It’s super creepy to be able to count exactly how much of a given food your kid ate the previous day. If you’re bored, you can try experiments with it to track the efficiency of her digestive system.

    I wish we’d done more with the whole pureeing thing… kept almost getting into it, but for better or worse, the whole baby food phase is over in a heartbeat. By the time we got ourselves in gear, she was just pilfering food from our plates, which continues to this day.

  • Annie (via her Mama)

    Cute little jars of foods are way over rated, Lily. You’re not missing anything! I had a jar of peas once and it was like eating green paste. ppphttt.

  • that first pic is hilarious

  • Hi Annie and her mama!

  • I meant to comment before, her eyes are so cool 🙂 Cute pic.

  • We also did that for Spawn. Once you start mixing the foods we liked (and he liked) garlic in the mix. It is good for winter to keep the colds at bay and tasty. I put into ice cube trays and just removed what we needed. Avocado, the most perfect food in the world for babies, also freezes well. He liked his with pears. You can also buy, sometimes? cheaper, frozen organic bags of stuff to steam up.

    We also made our own cereals by just blitzing the dry goods like rice , quiona (SP?) and millet. It cooks quick when it is ground up. We also used homemade chicken stock, if you eat meat, to mix with cereal and veggies to make it yummy.

    We used our food grinder all the time for other stuff. Dried fruits also cook up nicely if you can get them without sulfites.

    The second babe just ate what ever we ate. Chunks and all. I like the chapter about feeding your baby in Dr. Jack Newmans book, THe Ultimate Book of Breastfeeding Answers, or something like that? He has a website called and you can print his chapters from his book. Helpful stuff and a good guy.

    Food is fun. I love the social level that one ups when they start to eat food at the table. Also, tofu is a yummy first food and you can dip it in fruit sauce or veggie sauce to give it some flavor.


    Babies firsts are so magical. Your family is pretty magical. Good luck with the studio stuffs.


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