March Menu (6 to 9 months)
Here is my Once a Month Baby Food March Menu that I am planning on making for my son. He will be 7 months at the end of this month, so everything in this month’s menu is for an infant between the ages of 6 to 9 months. There are a couple of things I want to try to accomplish with this month’s menu:
- I will be introducing my son to some simple meat purees.
- I feel it is important to introduce as many different tastes as possible. With this said, I will have a few veggie purees that have more than one ingredient. The recipes I chose have more bitter veggies in them (broccoli and spinach mixed with sweeter ones such as sweet potato and carrot), and since I worry about the ratio and my son’s pickiness I thought making them from a recipe would be my best bet. With fruits, I typically mix equal parts of different fruits since most fruits go well together, but freeze them individually. So this will add a few extra steps but I feel it will be worth it to give my son unique tastes that have been tried out prior to me.
As you will see in my menu I have 3 categories. With my first son, I always strived to give him one meal a day, typically dinner, that had protein in it. I must admit, there isn’t any science to back this up, just mother’s intuition. The other two meals, I kept simple with fruit or veggies. So I will do the same with my second son. So I have planned for 30+dinners with some form of protein, 30+ veggie, and 30+ fruits meals. I am actually trying to plan a little bit more than 30 for each since the recipes may yield slightly different amounts based on unique sizes of produce.
So here is what I will be making this month:
- Tasty Ground Meat with Rutabaga & Tomato
- Baby Beef Stew
- First Chicken Casserole
- Chicken with Sweet Potato and Apple
- Sweet Potato, Carrot and Broccoli
- Rutabaga, Carrot and Peas
- Spinach, Potato, Parsnip and Leek
The above 3 makes approximately 16 servings.
- A variety of single veggies from the 4 – 6 month menu. Most likely carrots, peas, green beans and butternut squash (if I can find it), and possibly corn.
The beauty of fruit is that most fruits mix well with each other. So I will be making the following fruits individually and mix them day by day.
All of these mix well with each other, so one day I might pull out a cube of bananas, a cube of peaches and a cube of blueberries and mix together.
Here is a link to my Google Documents Spreadsheet that has all the recipes that I will be using for the March Menu. Please note that each recipe is on a different sheet and the tabs for those sheets are on the bottom of the spreadsheet.
I will post the grocery list in the next few days with total combined quantities.