So what do I do with all of the baby food that I have sitting around? I've started making puree melts. They're kind of like the fancy dehydrated yogurt melts that you can buy at the store, only much more resourceful since I'm using what I already have on hand. (and I really can't get on board with the concept of dehydrated yogurt, anyway)
Whenever I can't talk Kayleigh into finishing her puree (which never has been her favorite thing since we mostly did baby-led weaning), I just drop the rest of it--whether it is a pouch, jar food, or homemade--into little rows on a cookie sheet and stick it in the freezer for a couple of hours.
The result is little frozen dollops of puree that Kayleigh thinks must be big people food since it's solid and something you can pick up with your fingers. She eats those suckers up like they're the only sustenance on the planet.
And I sit back happily because she's getting her vegetables in, working on her fine motor skills, and getting a new sensory experience by playing with frozen food.
No one has to tell her that she's not the only one who's winning :)