6 HOMEMADE BABY PUREES

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I was so into wanting to follow the Baby Led Weaning method, but I just couldn’t follow through with it without having a full on anxiety attack watching her eat food.  I was so afraid of it breaking off in her mouth.  I’m following the method now using the GOOtensil and following the guidelines of having her lead the way and tell me when she’s done.  I don’t spoon feed her and shove it in her mouth.  I’ll dip it in the bowl of pureed food that I make and hand it to her and she’ll grab it and feed herself.  She’s usually done at about 2tbsp of food for each feeding.  I’m so obsessed with this GOOtensil!  She loves it so much and instantly wanted to grab it.  

I feed her 3x a day.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner. She’s eating with us every time. I nurse her about 4x  a day, so a total of 7 feedings.

You can also buy the Num Num Bowl, so they can eventually dip it themselves and feed themselves, but Liv isn’t  there yet.  I would say about a year she’ll be good to do that.

I wanted to share these easy yummy baby foods.  I’m not into the jars of baby food at the store. The taste nasty.  I just wouldn’t want to eat that processed food if I was a baby haha.  It’s SO simple to make your own.  I do it 2x a week and just leave it in the fridge.   A lot more affordable to do it this way too.  Some of these sound super bizarre, but they taste really good.  

One tip I have, cooked white sweet potato will give anything you make a creamy yummy texture.  So just keep that in mind when you’re wanting to create your own!  But here are some I’ve come up with!

You can honestly do any of these for any meal, but I’m going to label them for you the way I feed her, but feel free to feed any of these at any meal!  I’m honestly going to keep adding to this post as I create, but here a few for every meal!  

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BREAKFAST

NANA CODO OATS: 1/2 cup oat milk, 1/2 avocado, 1/2 banana, 1/2 cup oats.

CREAMY BLUEBERRY OATS: 1/2 cup oat milk, 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 1/2 cup spinach, 1/2 avocado

*with each recipe, blend in a blender and add the water slowly testing out your desired texture, I like it creamy*

 

LUNCH

ORANGE FRUIT & VEG MIX: 1/2 cup steamed carrots, 1 full sweet potato steamed peeled and cooked through, 1 cut and peeled apple, 1/4 to 1/2 cup water

BANANA BREAD PUDDING: 1 full white sweet potato cooked through and peeled, 1/2 banana, 1 tbsp grass fed butter, 1/4 to 1/2 cup water

*with each recipe, blend in a blender and add the water slowly testing out your desired texture, I like it creamy*

 

DINNER

SPAGHETTI: 1/2 cup ground turkey, or ground grass fed beef, 1/2 cup raos marinara sauce or simple truth, 1 tbsp grass fed butter, 1/2 cup steamed broccoli 

CREAMY CASHEWS: 1 full white sweet potato (steamed, peeled and cut up), 1/2 cup cashews, 1 tbsp hemp seed, 1 tsp pure maple syrup, 1/4 to 1/2 cup water

 

*with each recipe, blend in a blender and add the water slowly testing out your desired texture, I like it creamy*

 

So every 3-4 days I make another batch, but this lasts 3-4 days.  So I’ll just make 3 at a time for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Each time I go to feed I measure out 2 tbsp into a bowl, and warm it up for 15 seconds.   I use THESE JARS, or if you want to get really fancy you can measure out for each feeding and use THESE SMALLER JARS.  

I make them Sunday and Thursdays for the next few days.  This makes life so much easier!

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REASONS WHY I’M SAYING GOODBYE TO MOMMY GUILT

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I think mom guilt is something you have to learn to get over.  I spent so many countless hours having this guilt of doing things for myself.   Even if that meant leaving for 1 hour to go to the gym.   I had this gut feeling every time I left the house that no one could do a good of a job as me and that I needed to be the one always with them to protect them.  I say them, but this was when I just had Oaks.   

Then I had Liv and it intensified.  SO bad.  The anxiety was bad, but I finally came to the realization after multiples breakdowns and panic attacks that I needed help.   I couldn’t do the things that I love, all while being there ALL THE TIME for my kids.   I finally surrendered and asked for help.   In order for me to show up for them I need to fill up my cup, feed my soul with what I desire.  There is nothing selfish about it, and there is no reason any mom should ever feel guilty for wanting that and not just wanting to stay at home all day with her kids.  There is no wrong or right way.  Each family has their own unique ways of raising their kids. 

Here are reasons why I’m leaving mom guilt out there door this year.

  1. FILL UP MY CUP FIRST.  Like I said, in order for me to show up fully present for my kids and my ultimate best self is I need to do the things that will help me do that FIRST.  That can look different for each mom.  Mine is building this brand and having this community, then having alone time, meditating, working out, having a moment to myself before the kids wake,  working on my work etc.  
  2. BEING SELFISH WILL HELP ME BECOME SELFLESS.  Doing the things that feed my soul, will help me be able to be my best self to my kids, therefore will feed their souls and help teach them that they can do whatever they put their mind to.  Being a present mom is my ultimate goal.
  3. FULLY BEING PRESENT.  When I do these things, it will help me be WITH them when I’m actually around them, verses trying to catch up on work, glued to my computer or phone.  This isn’t something I want to teach them, BUT I’m not perfect with this, but finding help and getting time to myself to do these things so I can be fully present and not feel overwhelmed with all the tasks I need/want to get done.  
  4. DON’T TRY TO BE PERFECT.  I’m sure you know this, but there is no such thing as a perfect plan or perfect situation or perfect parent.  Choose the life that best fits you and your family.   Don’t stress about what sally is doing and do you.  I ultimately have put my blinders on and honing in on what works for my family this year.

These things have fueled me up to be present with whatever I’m doing, whether I’m at home being a house wife and full time mom, to working outside of the house.  I want to be where I am instead of resisting where I am.   These things in turn have not made me feel so guilty for leaving the house to get my work done, or reaching out to ask for help.  I’m the best mom, wife, and creative when I can prioritize whats important.  

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