When we left for Greece, the Squishy was on a diet of healthy puree's, cooked in water with no additives. Indeed, he was consuming so many fruits and vegetables he got a case of carrot anaemia or caretonosis, where his nose and hands actually turned orange!
Packing to go to Greece, I bought six days worth of packaged, puree baby food, enough for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. I also bought 30 banana rusks, which equates to at least 15 minutes of peace each. A good investment.
The Squishy never has a problem polishing off anything sweet, he polished off the sweet purees in no time. But the savoury purees he quickly decided were old hat, he was more interested in what was on our plate.
|Eating olive tapenade|
Fresh fruit was also on the menu. He ate copious amounts of kiwi, strawberries, cherries, banana, melon, apricots and more.
Travel tip: bananas are the absolute best food to pack for babies, they're healthy, they're inexpensive, they travel well and they fill them up.
It was necessary to have him eat our food as Greek supermarkets rarely stock commercial baby food and when they do the range is limited. I imagine this is because Greek parents prepare fresh food for their children. I do the same, but without kitchen facilities to cook in and being continually on the move this was not an option.
Since returning home with the Squishy, we have abandoned purees, except for the fresh fruit I puree to sweeten his breakfast porridge. He now eats what we eat and we continue to stretch his pallet every day. Yet another great take-away from this fabulous trip.