Sunday, April 18, 2010

Baby Food Puree

Making Baby Food.
A lot of people are intimidated by making baby food and I just thought I'd share some pictures to how easy it really can be. On this particular day I made some purees of Prunes, Peas, Sweet Potatoes and Berries (I apparently didn't get any photos of the berries) A great resource for making baby foods (of all kinds) is http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/ and they have a section on pureeing and storing baby food.
I'll admit that I still buy baby food on occasion,  between having homemade purees, my food grinder, and buying baby food, introducing my baby to solids is a lot more simple.

I just use dried prunes and let them soak for an hour or more in water and then cook them in the crockpot
Wholesomebabyfood.com has a page on cooking methods. With Aidan I preferred steaming most everything I made, but this time around I'm loving the crockpot. (and you don't have to use as much water)
The immersion blender comes in handy for this project.
Fill up the trays and freeze
I then put the cubes in snack bags, and then put the snack bags in a larger ziploc bac and put back in the freezer. When you need to use them, I just pull out how many cubes I need and microwave for about 30 seconds.

I also love this little food grinder for grinding up table food and for less than $10 you can't really go wrong. (and it brings back memories of my childhood since my mom used to use something similar to this for us.)

3 comments:

jhami said...

I made Ava's baby food and I plan on making Isaac's that way too. It's such a money-saver way to go (and more nutritious). I never did try prunes though - good idea.

Annette said...

I know! I was a lot better with Aidan than I have been with Ella, but he always liked the purees, Ella prefers to pick her food up, but she has been liking the purees more lately.

Charming's Mama said...

I tried to use one of those food grinders with Henry, but the stupid thing leaked and always made such a mess, so I threw it out.

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