Your life is most likely already packed full of work and personal projects, doctor’s appointments and baby classes, cooking and cleaning, scheduling and attempted “sleep solutions…” so why add one more piece to your overflowing parenting puzzle?
Because for many, cooking, especially for your little one, is a point of pride and sometimes even momentary patience. Preparing a home cooked meal for your baby can be a relaxing process if you plan accordingly. You can provide your little one with his necessary nutrients without the chaos and confusion usually associated with making homemade baby food.
The secret is first to try your best to schedule your prepping and cooking around their longer naps, to allow you the time to enjoy the culinary experience. As your baby grows, and becomes more developmental aware of her surroundings and curious about your eating expeditions, you can actually plan to include her in your cooking creations. This is just one more way to encourage your baby’s excitment about eating while fostering their willingess to explore new foods.
The second secret that many parents are not always purvey to, is that you do not need to spend hours cooking or use multiple ingredients in order to please your patrons’ pallets. Some of the best meals are made with simplicity and ease in order to minimize your stress, while still appealing to your baby’s senses–smells, tastes and textures are just a few ways that babies explore their food.
Many parents search for sensory specialties that will meet their munchkins’ menus while being mindful of time constraints. Testing out a new tasty treat is a wonderful way to spice up your next meal, while adding a new recipe to your baby’s growing repertoire.
Brian Samuels, creator of A Thought for Food, specializes in meals that not only appeal to your senses but also tease your taste buds. Whether it be sweet summer sensations or rich fall favorites, Brian cooks with a class and charisma that brings both creativity and calmness in to your home cooked cuisines.
One Ingredient Banana Ice Cream, is a special selection that Brian prepared to appeal to the tired moms and dads and the hungry little helpers eagerly awaiting their next treat. Since bananas tend to be a top baby favorite, and a food filled with potassium and other nutrients that meet your baby’s growing needs, Brian created a healthy dessert that you can feel good about feeding your baby.
6 Bananas Peeled
1-2 Tsp of Spice of Your Choice (i.e. allspice, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg) Optional
*Cut each banana in to 8 pieces and freeze for a few hours (approx. 1-2 hrs.)
*Using a food processor, puree the bananas and any spices you would like to include until it is a smooth consistency.
*Transfer to a plastic container and freeze for another hour, stirring occasionally.
Brian started A Thought for Food in 2009, and was named one of Saveur Magazines “Sites We Love.” He shares his savory secrets and favorite foodie photos with his growing number of fans.
Containing recipes, anecdotes and historical content, A Thought for Food allows you to expand your culinary confidence while educating you and your little one on the importance and significance of food.