Tori Spelling Makes Her Own Baby Food
Tori Spelling grew up in the lap of luxury. With a childhood in a sprawling mansion in the 90210 long before 90210, if anyone knew the taste of a silver spoon, it was the child of Hollywood producer Aaron Spelling. But the 36-year-old actress, author, and fighter with her mother is finding happiness in the little things in life, like preparing homemade baby food for her daughter Stella, 11 months.
On a recent MySpace video Spelling posted on her page, she laughs at the absurdity that Spelling would get her hands dirty in the kitchen. “People are probably like, ‘Tori Spelling doesn’t do that. She probably has someone that cooks for her. No, actually I don’t. … And I actually make my own baby food!”
Spelling fed her son Liam, now 2, only jarred organic baby food when he was first introduced to solids. But when she turned to a food processor for Stella, she says she saw a difference immediately.
“She’s an eater. Like, she loves her bottle. She would take the [jarred] food and she was fine with it,” Spelling explains. “But once I made my own baby food … I literally gave it to her that first day, it was a spoonful, and her face lit up. She had this huge smile.”
Unfortunately for Spelling, her cooking prowess wasn’t caught by the camera crew following her around for her reality show “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood” so we’ll have to take her at her word for it. “I was like, ‘Oh my gosh. This is an infomercial of why you should make your own baby food,’” she recalls. “It’s happening right here in my backyard and no one is here to see it.”
Noting that jarred food contains preservatives and is often bland, Spelling says that Stella is now hooked on her fresh fruits and veggies, and there will be no going back – for mother or daughter. “It was so amazing. Ever since then, I’m like, I’m telling you: Make your own baby food. Because it’s such a huge difference for them.”
Stella and Liam are Tori’s children with husband Dean McDermott, who also has son Jack Montgomery, 10, from a previous marriage.