As much as I didn't want to, I tried giving her some chicken for dinner. I tore it up into the teeniest, tiniest bits to be positive she wouldn't choke. And what happened? She gobbled that stuff up like she'd been eating with her hands her whole life.
So that brings us to the next adventure. Now that I can't rely on a perfectly pureed meal anymore, what do I serve this child? I thought about what I eat for each meal and how to adapt it.
One thing we love to "treat" ourselves with is pancakes on Sunday morning. Surely pure carbs can't be good for a baby! I consulted my Baby Bullet recipe book and lo and behold, it included a recipe for "healthy" pancakes.
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup milk - their recipe called for 3/4 cup, but I had to add some more to get it to pancake batter consistency
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 of a banana
Add ingredients to a blender and blend baby blend! Apply thin layer of cooking spray to a pan heated to medium. Spoon out silver dollar sized blobs onto the pan and cook about 2-3 minutes per side.
I gave Norah two for breakfast yesterday and she loved them, although she does need to work on eating a bit quicker. It took her almost an hour.
Next mission: LUNCH!