Monday, January 31, 2011

How to make: Homemade Baby Food

Making your own baby food truly is not as daunting or even time consuming as it may seem. Last week while Ezra was happily chatting at the kitchen table (in his Metoo chair), I boiled some peas and sweet potatoes and chatted about life with Ezra. Once the vegetable were soft, I pureed them, filled my freezer trays and was quickly able to replenish my frozen baby food supply.

Step-by-Step Homemade Baby Food
Step 1 - Choose your ingredients. If you want organic baby food then simply buy organic produce. Suggestions of vegetables for Puree: Butternut Squash, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans, Sweet Peas

Step 2 - Roast or boil the vegetable of choice till it is very soft and save the water.

Step 3 - Pour the cooked vegetables into a blender or food processor and puree. Add enough of the water the veggies were cooked in to get the right texture for your baby. (Younger babies may need a smoother texture.)

Step 4 - Pour or scoop the puree into containers to freeze. I use Fresh Baby So Easy Freezer Trays. They work great.

Step 5 - Put the freezer containers into the freezer and allow the puree to freeze solid.

Step 6 - Once the puree is frozen into solid cubes, remove the puree from the freezer trays and store the cubes in freezer bags, labeled with the type of food and date you made them.

Step 7 - Cubes are ready in the freezer whenever you need them!


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