|All the ingredients in the food processor.|
The Gerber "chicken" jared food has always creeped me out, so I decided to make her a little "meal" myself. I bought a pack of chicken breasts and separated the pieces into freezer bags, because I won't make more than one piece at a time. I put the chicken breast in a little olive oil and herbs, wrapped it in tinfoil, and baked it in the oven for about 20-ish minutes. Then all I did was throw the chicken in our food processor with some leftover lentils (cooked), a piece of a tomato, leftover sweet potatoes, and some fresh parsley that I had in the refrigerator from another dinner I had cooked this week. I blended it all up, adding water to thin it out, and TAH-DAH... Linna had a fresh little chicken dinner:)
|All blended up.|
Since we only keep her food in the fridge for around three days, I just made a little batch and stored it in a baby food jar. I put a clear piece of tape on the front to label it with the date and ingredients. Linna LOVED the chicken dish at first, but then I made the mistake of pulling out her Stonyfield Farm Yogurt out of the fridge. This yogurt is her FAVORITE, so of course she preferred eating that over the chicken meal, as you can see in the video below. I alternated bites of the chicken dish and yogurt, and that seemed to go well... minus her "whines" when she had the chicken dish in her mouth. At least she didn't spit it out!
|Ready to eat.|
I tried this dish, and it really is delicious! I'm planning on making it again, using whatever leftover veggies and grains I have in the fridge to mix it with. The dish has a thicker texture, but if you add water, it will thin it out.
Here's to creating good little eaters!