I made a resolution at the beginning of the year to live more simply. I'm struggling with it, and working on it
I use the same logic with feeding my children. I'm very much interested in nutrition and establishing good eating habits in my children. On the otherhand I still need it to be simple and easy, because there is too much in my life is not simple and easy.
Tofu is a great choice in the meat and bean group. What the heck is tofu? I used to wonder the same thing. Tofu is soybean curd, there are many types, consistences, and it's been around awhile. I'm trying to keep this simple.See? I'm working on it.
Tofu is a great alternative to meat because it contains little fat, and little to NO cholesterol, which is huge when trying to find protein. Tofu is super rich in protein, iron, and calcium. It contains Omega 3s, which lower the bad cholesterol and raise the good. It's got a pretty big bang for it's buck.
Tofu doesn't taste gross either like
My point from all this:
Tofu as a baby food is a great idea. It's very simple, easy to make, soft already for baby, and packed with nutrition. Babies can start eating proteins at around 8 months.
What you need:
Package of extra firm tofu?
There are all different kinds of tofu for different things, but in my opinion extra firm is best for baby food.
Drain the fluid off of the block of tofu.
Place the block of tofu on a towel or paper towel...
and wrap it up.
The goal is to press out as much of the moisture as you can.
Use pressure from your hand or put a book on top and push down on the book.
Once you've squeezed the heck out of it cut it into tiny little cubes for the babe.
And serve. Easy as tofu pie!
Since tofu is bland I fed this to my little Raiggie with applesauce.
I couldn't shovel it in fast enough so she was grabbing some herself in between bites.
Disclosure: I am not a Registered Dietitian. This is not professional advice. I'm just a mama wanting to feed her kids well while living simply.