My baby is a picky eater! It’s one of the most frustrating things; preparing healthy food for your baby/toddler only to have them toss it on the floor or turn their head or keep their mouths shut when you try to feed it to them. When this happens over and over, it gets very discouraging. It’s hard not to feel guilty as a mother about what my child is or isn’t eating. However, after researching this topic, I’ve discovered that my daughter’s picky eating is not my because of me. I’ve learned that picky eaters are born, not created.
Although this news is reassuring, I still want to do everything I can to find nutritious foods she likes. When I find something healthy she likes I am encouraged and want to share it with any one else out there struggling with this same dilemma. This recipe is from my friend Amber who makes all kinds of homemade baby food her baby loves (lucky her). She brought some over the other day and we tested it out on Sophia. She really liked it, which made me feel good.
Roasted Bananas and Blueberries
Arrange 3 bananas (unpeeled) and 1 pint blueberries on a baking sheet. Roast in a 350 degrees F oven until the berries burst and the banana peels are deep brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly, then peel the bananas. Puree the fruit in a food processor until smooth. Let cool, then serve to your baby. Put the remainder in an ice cube tray holder to freeze and store. Once the cubes are frozen, you can take out of tray and place in a freezer zip lock bag to free up your freezer.
Chances are, your baby will love this whether she is a picky eater or not. It really is delicious!
Is your baby a picky eater? What foods have you found he/she likes? How do you deal with this issue?