My little cutie is almost 8 months now, and we are slowly weaning from the breast. This made me think; am I giving her enough vitamins and nutritions? I have read lots of books about this subject, been all over the internet searching for the right way “for us”! Basically you never learn enough about what’s best for your little one!
I started cooking solids for her and L O V E it!!! Although it’s really hard to find organic food in Okinawa, Japan. Because most of it is still shipped from mainland Japan, and as we all know they still have radiation out there, but if you look long enough you find organics grown on Okinawa. –now I wish we had those great farmers markets from back in the states!!! ugh
well, very first thing I want to mention before we get started, is this question: Should I peel the tomatoes used in my baby food?
Pros: They add nutritional value. Easy preparation.
Cons: Your baby could trough up or choke, because the skin won’t dissolve when cooking and pureeing. Baby throats are very sensitive, Jasmine actually threw up one day, since the peel must have gotten stuck in her throat.
If you DO choose to peel tomatoes for use in your baby food recipes, here an easy way how to peel them.
Boil a small pan of water. Lower in your tomatoes – 2 at a time – and boil for 15-30 seconds. Plunge into a bowl of cold water, then pierce with a knife. The skins will slide right off. (Note: Don’t boil the tomatoes for any longer than 30 seconds, or they will begin to cook. This means they’ll turn mushy – and be even harder to peel!).