August 31, 2011 (4:20 pm)

Baby Kamea’s Vegan and Raw Filled Snack Tray

by Kristen Suzanne

I’m always asked about what I feed Kamea other than powerful, nutrient rich breastmilk. So, let’s take a peek at what she has awaiting her today.

I like to give her choices and I found myself putting a few different things in a bowl, where they would ultimately end up getting mixed together. Not a big deal, but I wanted to keep them separate so she could see them better. I went on the hunt for the perfect feeding tray and I found it! I found a couple of things actually (and I’ll blog about the others in the future), but this is the one we’re using at home the most. It’s a BPA-free plastic tray with lid, shaped like a pineapple with tiny compartments perfect for filling with little baby bits of food.

Today she’s gobbling up the following organic vegan and raw snacks…

  • soaked goji berries
  • black beans (not raw)
  • diced prunes
  • raisins
  • pine nuts
  • diced mango with complete protein hemp seeds
  • orange bell pepper

She’s one happy baby!

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  • http://www.frugalveganmom.wordpress.com Frugal Vegan Mom

    Thanks for sharing, that looks like a great product, we’ll need one for Janey before I know it!

    One question – how do you keep Kamea from grabbing the tray and dumping all the food out?  Or is she old enough to be past this stage?!

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    It depends on her mood. And, mine of course as to whether I give her complete access or whether I hold it in front of her. ;)

  • http://www.frugalveganmom.wordpress.com Frugal Vegan Mom

    Oooo they should make one that somehow would attach to any surface…  now *that’d* be a great product!

  • http://gingeristhenewpink.blogspot.com/ Lauren519

    I’d be one happy baby too, with a super duper mommy like you! ;) I’m getting ideas.. For down the road of course, right now it’s a little fruit or veg a day. Looking forward to the fun stuff like this! :)

  • Nmorinello

    I’m def getting this:) why do you soak goji berries its there a health benefit?

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    It’s getting more fun all the time.

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    They seem a bit hard to chew in the dried form so I reconstituted them to be safe. Plus, they’re fun and juicy like this. :)

  • http://www.stellarpath.net/ Jeremy Logsdon

    I love this!  I’m sure there are so many more veggies and other foods that I would like more as an adult and not simply eat for the health benefits if my parents had let me explore them as a baby.  Definitely going to do this with our kids.

  • Ubluem

    What a sweet little girl and a spectacular Mommie!  Keep up the good work!!

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    Thank you!

  • http://kristensraw.com/blog/2011/09/01/some-days-you-just-gotta-have-toast-and-minted-dill-avocado-spread/ Some Days You Just Gotta Have Toast(!) and Minted Dill Avocado Spread » Kristen's Raw

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  • Sara

    What a fun tray.  Does Kamea chew the pine nuts?  My daughter is a few weeks older and I haven’t given those to her yet, she’s not very good at chewing things up yet.  Obviously they are fine for Kamea but I was just curious if chewing was an issue with them, I’d love to introduce them to Katie.

  • Bryant Avery

    What a precious and blessed baby! So lucky to start off with such fun and healthy foods.  

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    She likes to suck on food and then chews them best she can. They’re very soft. I don’t give her other nuts, unless in the form of nut milk or diluted nut butter, because of hardness though.

  • Bitt

    someone told me babies can’t eat raisins. is there an age or tooth amount where they can safely do this? i love baby trays, i am a little obsessed with them. been sorely lacking in the blog world since we lost green and crunchy.

  • Natasha

    Love this! I have been known to use a muffin tin in a pinch to separate foods. I still do on occasion when serving my older two (ages 8 and 10) and they call it “muffin tin mania.”

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    She started eating them unsoaked, cut in half around the year mark. Now I give them to her whole if they’re small. If big, I still make smaller. I know grapes, whole, are a no-no.

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    Great idea

  • Kate

    Is that a day’s worth of food or does she eat all that in one sitting? 
    Blueberries are a good choice too.  
    I love the tray….such a good idea.

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    She loves blueberries.
    It depends… Yesterday she did not eat it all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nina.morinello Nina Morinello

    Im sure your a great mom, and have the instinct to no what she can and cant eat :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/nina.morinello Nina Morinello

    where can  i buy 1of these

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    That’s a good point I was going to bring up… you just know, as a mom, what is ok and what isn’t.

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    the tray? Amazon

  • http://www.facebook.com/nina.morinello Nina Morinello

    yes i get sh*t from people all the time for some of the things i give my son, u would think  people would say congratulations, hes on a mostly raw diet, but no…..keep up the good work!

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    Good for you staying true to yourself. We healthy mamas gotta stick together! I think there will come a day when people won’t believe the shit they ate/fed family. ;)

  • Agnes

    Wow, now that is a way cool feeding tray!  So wish I could have found stuff like that when my boy was her age.  Thanks for sharing all the neat stuff you find!

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    My pleasure! My philosophy is… If I think of something I want that I haven’t seen, odds are it’s somewhere online! Lol

  • Kfox

    Love this! I actually already ordered and received the nibble tray (gotta love amazon two day shipping!) my son is 6 and loves eating little bits of food like this. In the morning I fill all the little compartments and put the lid on and stick in the fridge as the day goes on when he is hungry he can reach in there and grab a snack he loves he can do this on his own and i love knowing he is getting healthy snacks! Thanks for the recommendation!

  • Slkoch01

    My nephew is 6 months old, and my sister has asked me to be the one to make his baby food, so that we know exactly what’s in it. I’m honored, but I know this is a huge responsibility!  How do I make the healthiest first foods for him possible? And what equipment would you recommend I use?

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    You can research age specific foods online. Always buy organic if possible. Decide whether to follow Baby Led Weaning or the traditional puree style. Good luck!

  • Britt

    I have been feeding my daughter unsweetened Tempt hempmilk and I just read some disturbing news about the vitamins in it.  Vitamin A palmitate and D2.  Not good.  Had no idea.  If I make my own nut milk will she be getting enough nutrients and vitamins?  Please advise.

  • Britt

    I have been feeding my daughter unsweetened Tempt hempmilk and I just read some disturbing news about the vitamins in it.  Vitamin A palmitate and D2.  Not good.  Had no idea.  If I make my own nut milk will she be getting enough nutrients and vitamins?  Please advise.

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    I love making my own fresh raw nut and seed milks! Yum! My baby gets tons of nutrients from my breastmilk, too, plus the other snacks she eats. It will all depend on the totality of the foods she gets.

  • http://GreenMommyBlog.com/ Kristen Suzanne

    I love making my own fresh raw nut and seed milks! Yum! My baby gets tons of nutrients from my breastmilk, too, plus the other snacks she eats. It will all depend on the totality of the foods she gets.

  • Holly Giauque

     i have been battling my 4 year old son since he started eating baby food, to eat his veggiess…he just wont do it. the only way ive found that works is sneaking carrots into my juicing regimen . any other suggestions. he wont eat beans either….heck he wont even eat american kid food, no hot dogs, meat, fries, nuggets, etc, which is fine with me, but making PB and J is getting a little BORING!!!