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Meals for Mom and Baby

feeding baby solid food

Life as a mom & business owner is downright busy.  On most days, I feel like I’m running after myself until the moment I plop into bed for a few hours…then I wake up and do it all again.  I think this is reality for a lot of moms.

One of the ways I keep my life just a little bit simpler is to feed Lucy the food I eat myself.  Unless I’m eating a salad containing only crunchy ingredients, there’s always some component of my meal that’s appropriate for a hungry baby who doesn’t really chew much.  And it’s much easier to share this with Lucy than to buy or make separate baby food.  Plus, I know it’s both healthy and tastes good.

Take yesterday for example.  My friend Christa was over at lunchtime and we needed to eat pretty quick before Lucy’s nap.  We found a zucchini, yellow squash, fresh cilantro, some leftover black beans, and a few tortillas.  I almost always have eggs and cheese in the fridge, so we combined all this to make a veggie + egg quesadilla.

This meal took less than 10 minutes to make.  We simply sauteed the squashes with a little salt until they softened, then added the beans to the pan to warm.

We added beaten eggs and stirred into a scramble.

Melted cheese onto tortillas using the same pan after the eggs were cooked.

Then filled these with the egg mixture and folded up into a quesadilla/burrito.

Since you can’t exactly give a baby her own quesadilla and expect things to go well, I gave her some of the veggie-egg-bean filling to eat as finger food.

feeding baby solid food

She loved it!

So, even though my life is crazy and often complicated, feeding my baby is not!

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  • Patricia Giuliani
    February 28, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Lucy gets more and more adorable. I love this article. The pictures were just right and the content was succinct. I want to make the quesadilla and I don’t have a darling baby girl to feed.

  • Amelia
    February 29, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Thank you, Patricia!

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