Cheese

Cheese For Your Baby

Here's a favorite kid food that is a great help to all caregivers. Usually if you add cheese to something - kids like it! There are so many different cheeses it can be difficult to know where to start. We suggest starting with a soft cheese such as fresh mozzarella and then moving on to harder bland cheese, such as Monterey Jack. Do not buy processed cheese. How do you know it is processed? This cheese, such as the brand "Velveeta," has been altered to increase storage life and contains preservatives and artificial colors. It is really easy to avoid processed cheese, and the difference in taste and consistency (as well as health) is worth it.

If your baby is at risk for food allergies, (for example: if they have eczema, asthma, allergies or if they have other family members with these conditions) then you should avoid all dairy products until your baby is at least one year old.

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When is my baby ready?

8 months old

How to buy

Fresh mozzarella can be found packaged in salted water, but can be difficult to find. If no fresh mozzarella is available, there is mozzarella which is round in shape and wrapped in plastic. You want something as soft as possible but easy for your baby to pick up.

Homemade Baby Food Recipe

Just cut into small pieces and put on baby's tray.

How to store

If you get the mozzarella in water - store it there. If not, just wrap back up in plastic. It should last 1 week.

Are there baby food jars

No.

Should I buy organic?

Yes. If you can find it.

Adult Recipe

This recipe only works if you can get really good tomatoes. Unripe supermarket tomatoes will simply taste awful.

Mozzarella, Basil and Tomato Salad

fresh mozzarella
fresh basil
tomatoes
extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
Thinly slice mozzarella and tomatoes. Lay the mozzarella on a plate, then a leaf of fresh basil, then a slice of tomato. Layer until you run out of ingredients. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and dust with salt and pepper to taste.

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