I found a wonderful website about baby food that I just love, http://wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.com/
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.
- 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!