So very cool I can now blog from my phone aka better chance at doing more blogs. I have had a lot of requests on how I make/made baby food for my kids, so here we go.
If you have not tried it and like the thought of it I'm here to tell you it is super easy. I am by far not a cook nor do I enjoy cooking so really if I can do it anyone can.
What you need:
A blender or food processor. You do not need to go out and by an expensive baby food making appliance. In my opinion using what you already have is way better. Not only do you save money (to buy extra cute baby clothes lol) but you can make larger quantities so you don't have to prep food often. The baby food makers I am told make pretty small quantities aka more work. if you don't enjoy cooking the less work the better.
Ice cube trays. I suggest bpa free of course. you can get these at the doller store or Walmart where I got mine for $1.25 each. I would get 3 or 4 if them, extra doesn't hurt at this price. FYI 1 cube spot is equal to a tablespoon. handy info for later.
Freezer bags or plastic containers. I use a combo of both.
Food :) lol
My favorite site for anything baby food related is Wholesome Baby Food. I recommend using this website for suggestions on foods to make for different stages of baby, recipes and how to prepare / made some of the baby food. I won't go into everything in this blog as it is all on the website but certain foods such as carrots you have to be careful how you cook it and what water you use to make the food. Carrots you can not use the water you used to boil or steam the carrots to add to the process of pureeing the carrots.
Okay I'll use the example of sweet potatoes as they are a good and easy. Peel and cut up the sweet potatoes, I prefer to steam my veggies and fruit but you could boil the potatoes if you don't have a steaming pot. Steam until soft.
Put the potatoes in your blender or food processor. First time around I only had a blender and it worked great. I heard with a food processor you can eventually make the food a bit chunkier for when you baby gets bigger and is ready for chunkier food. I also did this with the blender, just didn't blend it as much. Add water, depending on who you ask and you can use distilled water, boiled water or tap water. Add water until you get the constancy you want for the baby food. For first foods you want it very smooth and even a bit watery is okay. Think pudding, add a little bit of water at a time so you don't end up with soup.
Once you are done take a spoon and fill your ice cube trays. Again there is about 1 tablespoon worth of food per cube. Then throw them in the freezer.
When baby is ready to eat take 1 or 2 cubes and put in microwavable bowl, I like small glass bowls myself. Throw it in the microwave for about 30 seconds, really depends on the food and your microwave for how long until it is defrosted and warm. Make sure you stir the food really well as you don't want any hotspots. Also test the food on your inner wrist or lips to make sure the food is warm and not hot. Last thing you want to do is burn your child!!!
Yum Yum, happy feeding
Once frozen you can take them out and put them in containers to keep in the freezer or freezer bags. both work equally well.