dexMany of my friends and nanny’s have asked what on earth I feed Dex. Here is a taste, no pun intended, of what I put on his plate.

First 3 foods – avocado, banana and egg yolk (soft boiled)

Next did lots of squashes and vegetables + meat – butternut squash, sweet potato, spaghetti squash, green beans, carrot, spinach, zucchini

More fruits – mango, papaya, prunes, apricots, apples, pears, peaches

Dex loves protein – lots of grassfed beef, chicken, lamb, pork, etc.

Onto finger foods – he loves Applegate grassfed beef hot dogs and at the moment he can’t get enough of the Wholey Guacamole 100 calorie packs

I’ve started to give him a little of what we are eating every night too – which is how we found out he loves guacamole and even spicier things.

Overall, I found feeding Dex exciting, but also paralyzing. I didn’t know where to begin, and now that we are a few months into it, I just go back to basics. I feed him whole, real, high quality food, and just make sure it’s bite-size or throw it into his daily smoothie.

One pleasant surprise was the use of freeze-dried apples. I break them into small pieces and this is a favorable swap over baby puffs and cereals.