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.
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!