How to Make Homemade Baby Food
I like to cook. I don’t like to bake, but I do like to cook. Of course these days I don’t have as much time to as I would like, but you really don’t need very much time to make homemade food for your baby.
My Grandmother-in-Law (is that right?) got me a Beabe Baby Cook when my first born started solids. In between solid foods with my two kids, I even let my friend who has triplets use it and it’s still holding up very well. So if you’re thinking it’s pricey, you’re right, but a good investment with re-sale possibilities.
All you need to do is buy the veggies or fruit at your grocery store. I opt for organic, but I’m not quite sure it’s making that big of a difference from some of the articles I’ve read lately. But, there’s really not a big price difference between organic green beans and non-organic so I go ahead and buy organic. The very best thing to do is buy local. Luckily, local sweet potatoes and carrots are available right now at Whole Foods, which are perfect first foods for babies.
So rinse, chop, steam and puree.
Aaah, don’t you just love when their little enough that they don’t have much of an opinion about what they eat? When my baby devours green beans it just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside – wish my 3-year-old would still do it, too.
So then what I like to do is pour the puree into my handy divider (you can also use ice trays), then freeze them to use throughout the week. I’ll keep a few in the fridge if I’m using them within 24 hours.
I put the cubes into a glass container and defrost them in the microwave (1 minute or so). Some people frown upon using the microwave, but it has been around for a while right? I think we’d know by now if it was bad for us to use.
I’ll add in a little breastmilk to get it to the right consistency and VOILA! a delicious meal for one.
It’s really simple, so don’t shy away from it. I’ll get jarred food for meals on the go, but when we’re home I figure fresh is best.