The move from feeding exclusively from the bottle to introducing blended food (puree) can be stressful. Starting out there are several options, but most agree there are six basics (vegetables: peas, sweet potatoes, carrots and fruit: apples, bananas, pears) with prunes as a wild card. My son doesn’t discriminate, but I do. Here are the official puree rankings.
Dishonorable Mention: Prunes
Unless you like to torture your child I don’t understand why you would introduce Prunes to a baby’s diet. You might as well blend up a beet, mix with onions, and dip in laundry detergent because Prunes are awful.
Too mushy for me, I like my bananas firm, maybe even a little green on the outside. Ever have a chilled banana? Heaven, or as close as you can get to ecstasy with eating chilled fruit; still, bananas are near the bottom due to the mush factor.
Is too green a good reason? It is for me. I like my peas fresh from the garden. Do I have a garden? No, that is why I don’t eat peas.
4. Sweet Potatoes
I am not a fan of the recent sweet potato French fry craze. There is nothing wrong with regular potato fries. Stop fucking with my fries. For that reason sweet potatoes can’t move into the top half of the rankings and will be left out of the playoffs.
Similar to apples and I’m surprised there aren’t more pear sauces for adults. I would eat this, by the jar. Pears have never got their fair due and I blame this on the inability to find a pear that doesn’t look like it was in a bar fight the night before. No one likes to eat bruised fruit. It’s too sad.
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