What's Owen Eating (Roasted Veggies) + My Thoughts on Baby Cereal

 He also started drinking more water the last few months (they say not to give them water before six months) and he loves sipping on the last bit of mama's Ningxia Red!

He also started drinking more water the last few months (they say not to give them water before six months) and he loves sipping on the last bit of mama's Ningxia Red!

I've been roasting sweet potato and butternut squash like it's Thanksgiving! Owen loves them!

I also wanted to take this chance to dispel a little rumour... the one that says you have to start rice or oatmeal cereal if they are ever going to sleep through the night; because in my case, it's just not true!

I'm not judging if this is the route you choose to go (you do you mama and go for it!), but I'm just saying that it is not the only way.  We decided to keep Owen mostly grain-free for the first year of his life because I believe it's easier on his little digestive track. The most he's had is a little quinoa mixed in with some of the organic pouches he's had if we're on the go. BUT he sleeps like a champ! Usually down to bed at 830pm, up around 830am and naps twice a day for at least two hours. UM....you don't NEED baby cereal for your baby to sleep like that!

At this age, I find if he's seemingly hungrier some of these veggies higher in starches and calories, do the trick.

 

sweet potato or butternut squash

coconut oil

almond milk

probiotics (optional)

vitamind D (optional)

 

  1. Peel the skin
  2. Bake in the oven at 400F - 30 minutes for squash, 40 minutes for sweet potato
  3. Blend in a high speed blender
  4. Add a touch of coconut oil for some healthy fat and creaminess
  5. Add almond milk (if no nut allergy) for desired thickness
  6. Add powdered probiotics or vitamin D (optional)
  7. Enjoy!

 

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