Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Homemade baby food

Alrighty...this is for all my friends out there who think I'm "nuts" for making my own baby food. I am here to prove just how super easy it is! It's great to come home with fresh produce and in just a few short minutes, turn it into Parker's food. Not only does this save a ton of money over the course of a year, it's satisfying to know that I am feeding him fresh, wholesome food!
Now, I am not opposed to jarred baby food, so no one get offended...I'm just trying to show you how easy making your own can be!
One of the things that makes this so easy is this wonderful appliance called the "Baby Cook". They are sold at Williams Sonoma and I highly recommend getting one!! Of course this can be done without one of these, you can just steam the fruit or veggie on the stove or microwave and then use a food processor or blender, but this little baby makes life easier!
Here is a step by step look at how easy this really is...


Here it is, the Baby Cook
A steamer and food processor all in one!


Take whatever fruit or veggie you want and chop into chunks. Today I am doing sweet potatoes.


Put the veggie into the steamer basket.


Pour about 3/4 cup of water into the "steaming compartment".


I buy distilled water so it wont leave mineral deposits.


Turn the knob to "steam".

Here is the steaming in action.

Once the little orange light goes off on the knob, open the lid, use the spatula to lift the steamer basket and pour the contents into the bowl with the blade.

Here are the potatoes in the food processor part.

Turn the knob to the "blade" symbol and it will act as a food processor and pure the food.

Just pour up the potatoes into an ice cube tray, freeze and then pop them out into a tupperware container and store in your freezer. Take a cube out, defrost in the microwave and ta da, you've got dinner for baby!






5 comments:

  1. Will you please make our next baby's food!? ; ) I might be a little busy. Ha.

    Great job! Love you so.

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  2. Love it! You make it look so easy!

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  3. Hi! I found your blog through my girlfriend's blog, I hope it's okay that I'm commenting on here. I am planning on making my own baby food for my daughter, and I just wanted to see what foods you have tried so far. I'm just not sure where to start. She's only 5 months, and I'm planning on continuing to exclusively breastfeed until she's 6 months old. So, I'd like to go ahead and make some to freeze.
    Thanks! Your blog is adorable!

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  4. Thanks for writing me back, Lauren! I really appreciate the advice and info. I went to the store and bought a butternut squash, peas, green beans, and sweet potatoes, just to go ahead and get started and freeze them! I plan on BF'ding her until she's a year old, so it's nice to know the process and how other mom's are doing it. So, I really appreciate you getting back to me!
    Enjoy the snow!

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