We are consciously attempting to start Eleanor on a path to good nutrition. We do our best to steer clear of overly processed, sugar laden crap and when we are at home we cook real food for her.
When we’re out of the house it’s a different story. We rely on those handy little on-the-go food pouches, organic baby snacks, baby yogurt, anything that makes life more convenient. But convenience doesn’t seem to exist in Italy.
We had a small panic when the only baby food-esque products we could find in the supermarkets or pharmacies here in Rome were jars with questionable ingredients like fish or rabbit (poor bunnies). We tried the fish jar but it smelled like cat food and Ellie spat it straight out, I offered Dan 200 bucks to eat it but he refused, yep it smelt that bad! There goes that option.
Baby food, or as the Italians call it – food, can be a little tricky to prepare in your hotel room (we should have booked an apartment) but this is what we’ve come up with on the fly.
- Oats cooked in boiled water in the hotel room
- Mashed avocado
- Cruskits with Laughing Cow cheese
- Canned Lentils with tuna
- Hummus on bread
- Semolina cooked using boiled water in the hotel room with thawed frozen vegetables
- Couscous cooked using boiled water in the hotel room with thawed frozen vegetables
- Pasta napolitana when eating out at restaurants
Can anyone give us some more ideas?