My son used to love a good bowl of Super Porridge. He ate it until he was at least 1.5 years old. What is Super Porridge? A bowl of ground whole grains cooked on the stove, and combined, after cooking, with a multitude of ingredients such as beans, tahini, tofu, hard-boiled egg yolk, etc. It didn’t look pretty, but it was a power house nutritionally, and I think it helped keep my son very healthy during his early years.

My daughter is a little fussier than her brother, but she is getting better the more often I feed her homemade baby food. Today I mixed her up 3 tbsp. of millet and ¼ cup of brown rice. I blended it in the blender for a full two minutes until it looked like a fine powder.

Then, I added it to two cups boiling water, covered and stirred frequently for 10 minutes. Voila, my daughter’s grain.

The best part is that the grain required for this cost less than 25 cents. It made a full tray of freezer cubes, or about 7 to 10 days worth of grains.
She likes it when I mix it with some pureed veggie or fruit (See my posts about those homemade baby foods here and here.)

She is a little too young for beans and tahini, but she has been introduced to hard-boiled egg yolk and tofu. Once she gets completely used to homemade mixed grains, I will add those ingredients and she will be on her way to Super Porridge. (For more specific details about making homemade baby food, I highly recommend Super Baby Food. You can see the book in my side bar on the Amazon carousel.)

Next week I will have my last installment of the baby food series—homemade yogurt.

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