Baby food isn't expensive, so if you choose to buy it from the store, don't feel in the least bit judged (at least not by me). However, if you happen to have time and a desire to make your own baby food, the advice I give you is this: Keep it Simple Mama!
I contacted BabyBullet because I thought I needed something fancy to make baby food in. I was going to purchase their product and review it on my blog. I was hoping they'd offer a giveaway for readers or something...they did email me back telling me they'd forward my email to the right department etc... and I never heard back from them again. I decided I'd try the Tommee Tippee brand instead...well then someone told me I might have issues because it's made in the UK and another vendor pointed out it was already poorly rated. I decided to use what I already have in my kitchen. I figured a steamer and blender wouldn't work as well as the fancy gadgets, but I thought I'd give it a whirl (pun intended).
Let me tell you Mamas: it worked perfectly! You don't need to go buy anything special! I was gifted some baby food trays but all those are is ice cube trays with covers - you don't need anything fancy here either (plastic wrap and ice cube trays work just fine)! So - here's what you DO need:
Ice cube trays
Plastic wrap or wax paper
Plastic storage bags
Fresh Fruits and Veggies
Steam your fruits and veggies in the steamer for 20ish minutes. Remove and let cool. Place in blender and puree (adding water as needed). Spoon out of blender into ice cube trays. Freeze. Pop out of the ice cube trays and put in plastic storage bags. Label storage bags and put back in the freezer. Defrost as needed.
My older children ask why I make baby food and I simply say: this way I know exactly what your brother is eating. No dies, no chemicals, and now he can eat everything we eat - fresh from the garden onto our plates!
It would appear baby Breccan is a happy customer and as you can see, I didn't have to spend any money at all! (that makes Daddy Otto really happy too!)
May your paths be abundantly filled with lemons, sugar, sunshine, and plenty of opportunities to keep it simple!
Deja Vu! In 1977, I was making my own baby food. I didn't have a food processor, so I just cooked the carrots or whatever until I could mash them with a fork. And I did use an ice cube tray and plastic wrap. Works great! Oh, and I remember that I did have a little plastic gadget that was for grinding things up for baby food. After awhile, we just started making baby food most nights when we made dinner. The main thing I remember doing is trying not to put salt or other seasonings in until I had taken out what I was going to use for the baby food. But...good memories!ReplyDelete