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#1 Old 07-15-2004, 04:56 PM
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I have started eating baby food recently as a way to get in some extra tummy friendly fruit and veggies servings, a small jar of apple sauce has the same cals as an apple - but alot easier on my get very full fast tummy! Anyone have any suggestions/recomendations?
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#2 Old 07-15-2004, 05:08 PM
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You can make a lot of your own "baby" foods at home. Cook until tender and either mash them up, or blend them until smooth. Add some seasonings (salt, pepper, herbs, spices), some butter or margarine, and some broth or milk/soymilk to make them a little more interesting.



Another thing you could do is drink some Ensure or Boost. Making your own smoothies is good, too. Fresh or frozen fruit, concentrated fruit juice, milk/soymilk, tofu, yogurt/soy yogurt, maple syrup, blackstrap molasses, ground flaxseeds, peanut butter, avocados, flaxseed oil, can all be put into smoothies. You can mix and match and make some very tasty combinations and they're easy on the stomach.
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I would step away from the baby jars and go with tearhsong's idea. And it sounds tastier than baby food. Why does it carry such an unpleasent odour?

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You can make a lot of your own "baby" foods at home. Cook until tender and either mash them up, or blend them until smooth. Add some seasonings (salt, pepper, herbs, spices), some butter or margarine, and some broth or milk/soymilk to make them a little more interesting.



Another thing you could do is drink some Ensure or Boost. Making your own smoothies is good, too. Fresh or frozen fruit, concentrated fruit juice, milk/soymilk, tofu, yogurt/soy yogurt, maple syrup, blackstrap molasses, ground flaxseeds, peanut butter, avocados, flaxseed oil, can all be put into smoothies. You can mix and match and make some very tasty combinations and they're easy on the stomach.







I have a smoothie thread here somewhere. If I find it, I'll bump it for you.
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I have a smoothie thread here somewhere. If I find it, I'll bump it for you.



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I'm a big fan of baby food! It's just like applesauce only with other fruits.

The Gerber brands and stuff... they totally taste like babyfood.

But some of the organic ones are pretty good.
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#7 Old 07-15-2004, 11:05 PM
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I love baby food too!

Its just quick to eat, and yeah no mess etc.



Haha. I don't eat it infront of other people though of corse! :P
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#8 Old 07-16-2004, 05:33 AM
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I used to eat baby food as a snack all of the time. Strawberry and blueberry were my fav.
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#9 Old 07-16-2004, 06:42 AM
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Yuck! Babyfood???? I seriously think some folks are off a little..
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I would never eat the veggie baby food, but what's wrong with the fruit kind? It's no different than applesauce...
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One brand, Gerber, uses genetically engineered ingredients. That's off the top of my head. And there are many additives in baby food that are not in apple sauce.
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Even as a baby, I didn't eat babyfood.



My mom would steam veggies and then puree them using a food mill. Or, for applesauce kind of things, just make regular applesauce (you can add in other fruits if you like) and strain it so it's ultra smooth. If you're looking for the smooth texture of babyfood, this is probably the best way to go, and a lot more economical and ecologically sound.
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Just a small vegan warning - Boost has D3 and milk products in it while Ensure has milk protien in it.



I like the smoothie idea and the "make your own babyfood" idea. It's easier to control the ingredients when they're homemade instead of mass-produced.
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Yeah, I have nothing against eating it per se, but the store bought variety I wouldn't even serve a baby let alone anyone else.
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Just a small vegan warning - Boost has D3 and milk products in it while Ensure has milk protien in it.



I like the smoothie idea and the "make your own babyfood" idea. It's easier to control the ingredients when they're homemade instead of mass-produced.



Her doctor requires her to drink those types of drinks to help her gain weight.
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Yuck! Babyfood???? I seriously think some folks are off a little..

What's wrong with pureed fruit?
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Read post #11. I have nothing against pureed fruit. Baby food is nasty..it's baby food that I don't get. I mean, I wouldn't feed it to my kid let alone eat it myself.
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Oh, didn't see that sorry. The baby foods I've seen here have not many (if any) presevratives etc in.. and they aren't GE.
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#19 Old 07-19-2004, 04:44 AM
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Baby foods in the US are extrememly bad. Ugh. I'm glad they are better in your country.
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I think there is a brand called Natures Baby or something that is organic,

I am with everyone else...

Make some smoothies. I love them. They are super-yummy.
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I'm a huge fan of carrot, sweet potato, or pea baby foods. I love the veggies warmed up! I even eat them with a little spoon.
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#22 Old 07-19-2004, 10:25 PM
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hahaha yeah the entire time i've been reading this thread all I've been thinking is "do you have to use a little spoon? does a normal spoon even fit in the jar?"

i think the spoon issue alone would prevent me from eating baby food...hehe.
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