Monday, July 26, 2010

Making our own baby food

I have been back and forth trying to figure out what we were going to do about baby food. I am by no means one of those healthy, organic only, food freak kind of mom. I just want to do my best to make sure he's got the best options for our family. I found some really great options. It sucks that the organic veggies are so much more expensive, but one that I feel like, for right now, is the choice for us. Part of me was excited with the idea of doing all homemade organic baby food. But I'm not gonna lie, I was nervous about the work involved. It is so much easier to grab a bunch of jars from the baby food isle at our grocery store.Or so I thought. In just one hours time, I had made enough baby food to last at least 1 month. Here's what we did---

Our local grocery store is pretty good about stocking a good variety of organic fruits and vegs. I found some awesome green beans, zuchinni, carrots and sweet potatoes. Figured this was a good start on some staple foods.

I simply washed, dried, and chopped all of the veggies. For me it was easier to do everything at once, but since we are just starting out and not sure about any allergies, I was careful to not mix cutting boards, knives, and bowls. I put each one in about 1/4 inch of water and covered with a lid to let them steam down to a super soft texture.

Then I threw them in our little magic bullet blender. I love our magic bullet because I could use one container per veggie and not have to wash until the project was all done. They have generic versions that I have seen for less. But I am in love with this thing.

Once they were the right texture I poured them into ice cube trays and placed them in the freezer. I'm sure that there are difference size and kinds of ice cube trays. But figured that the ones we have were about 2 tbs. Figuring that as we are getting started one ice cube of green beans was a good serving size to get him used to them, check for allergies, and adjust to the new texture. As he grows, we'll just double up on the serving and two ice cubes are about the size of 1 gerber serving.

Adios Mis Amigos,


  1. I did the same. The best part is that you can slowly transition to table food by just throwing your dinner into the magic bullet and making it a little chunkier as time goes by.

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  3. Making your own food is really not that bad...I prefer it. When you do need time savers, buying the bags of frozen organic veggies and fruits can help, too. Steam them and chop them and you're done. I use the Beaba, but I have the Bullet.


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