Eating Protein Without the Meat
Getting enough protein can be a struggle for women who don't eat meat. What are some of the alternatives to include in your own healthy diet? Coach Joe tells us what we should know!
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Posts: 2317 9/2/08 9:56 P
I would just try to buy smaller portions of watermelon and such. I like the other posts too, but I'm concerned that freezing watermelon would change the texture once it was thawed. My LO is 7mos and is eating cut up melon and whole peas.
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Posts: 301 9/2/08 8:01 P
PP's advice is good, I'll have to try that for finger foods. With my LO's chunky foods that I still spoon feed, I just mash with a potato masher instead of pureeing to the texture I want and still freeze in ice cube trays like I did with purees. It works great for us.
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Posts: 55 9/2/08 11:04 A
When my son got to this point, I cut it into the size chunks he would eat and arranged them on a cookie sheet. I put the whole thing in the freezer for about 24 hours (covered with plastic wrap) and then put them into a freezer bag. They stayed separate that way and it was easy to feed. It does take a while to cut that small, you could cut into bigger chunks (one serving) and then have to cut into small ones on feeding day. I did this with apple, melons, potatoes, peach, pear, mango and maybe more that I can't think of. Good luck.
Edited by: KERRYN at: 9/2/2008 (11:05)
Posts: 377 9/2/08 10:06 A
Ok I've been making most of my baby's food homemade and she really likes it. I have a baby blender to puree the food really well. The problem is that my LO is now 8 1/2 months old and she is very ready for chunkier baby food. I've been making smaller portions, keeping it chunky and then just putting it in the fridge to use for the next few days. But with the method I can't make any big batches like I used to. I bought a watermelon, which she loves, and been feeding her a few scoops of it each morning but it will take forever at the rate we're going. I'd like to freeze the rest but I'd hate to puree the whole thing because she is doing so well with gumming it. How can I freeze the chunks for future use?
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