Even though in parts of the country it still feels like summer, we are getting into the fall spirit. If Costco already has Christmas decorations out, we can at least start thinking pumpkin patches, apple picking and comforting fall recipes, right?
One of the best things about the changing seasons is that it means our farmers market will be stocked with all sorts of new, in-season produce. When introducing your infants or toddlers to new foods, we always recommend using what is in season and local (if possible). Why? Not only is it healthier, it tastes SO MUCH better. Not sure why your little one hates squash in April? Or Asparagus in November? True, they may just not be a fan, but set yourself up for success by choosing in-season produce at its peak. We have really noticed a difference.
Be sure to check out our recipes for Fall favorites like Lauren Kelly’s pear applesauce. This stuff is fool proof and you can make a big batch in the crock pot and freeze it right in your pouches. Or maybe a hearty beef stew for older babies? Think outside the normal purees to expose those little palets to as many different flavors as possible. And don’t be afraid of spices. Check out this article on adding spices to baby food. Maybe steer clear of crushed red pepper and cayenne, though.
What are you serving your family this fall that’s going from farm to pouch?
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