Sunday, October 27, 2013

Homemade Baby Food- The Journey Begins

I have decided to attempt to make Emerson's own baby food! This was my first time experimenting.

I found a wonderful website about baby food that I just love,

It has all the information you will ever need to know about making your own baby food. So great!

Anyway, here is what we started out with:

The food line-up: avocados, sweet potatoes, pears and bananas

The avocados and bananas can be served up fresh. Just mush them up and add a little water/formula/breast milk in it to thin it. I am making things in bulk so I just went ahead and froze them.

The equipment line-up: freezing trays (special baby one a friend lent me and just plain ice trays), press n' seal wrap, food processor, boiling pot and steamer basket.

The great part is, I had all of this at home already, minus the baby food tray on the far right that my friend let me borrow.

I didn't snap any pics of the process, but if you are really curious, just check out YouTube (that's what I did).

Here is the finished product! The ice cube trays are perfect because each cube is about 1 ounce, which is all baby needs at first. So all I do is grab a cube and thaw it when it is time to eat.

The food is good frozen for up to three months, so I have enough here to at least get me started. I also plan to make butternut squash and several other veggies.
My conclusions:
  • It was pretty simple to make his food
  • It was messy
  • Next time (yes, there will be a next time) I will do bigger batches
  • It was somewhat time consuming. It took most of the morning, but I did have to stop a bunch to entertain and feed Emerson
  • Way cheaper than buying jarred baby food from the store. I made weeks worth of food and only spent about $6. Jarred baby food is $1+ per jar 
  • I had to learn the hard way, but peel your fruits/veggies BEFORE cutting them into tiny pieces.
There are so many rules (it feels like) when it comes to baby food, but slowly I am getting the hang of it.
I can't wait to post pics of Emerson tasting this yummy food! 

1 comment:

  1. This is SO helpful! I love the website. I tried the sweet potatoes today, and Skye loved it!


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