Making Your Own Baby Food
You finally arrive at that stage where baby can actually start on solid food. You head over to the grocery store and stock up on all those yummy baby food flavors only to have sticker shock at check out. The good news is there are options – like making your own baby food. And it’s not as difficult as it seems. Michelle LaRowe has a great, easy guide to making your own baby food. (Remember the mom, nanny & writer that we interviewed this past Monday for Mom Monday?)
Here it is:
How To Make Your Own Baby Food:
1. Steam or bake fresh fruits or vegetables until tender.
2. Puree cooked fruits or vegetables in a good processor or blender.
3. Fill an ice cube tray with pureed food.
4. Cover the filled ice cube tray with plastic wrap and freeze.
5. Once the puree cubes are frozen, transfer them to a plastic freezer storage bag and label it with the food type and date. Cubes should be used within one month of freezing.
6. Thaw and heat as needed. Breast milk, formula, or water can be added to thin the puree before serving. Each cube equals about 1 ounce of baby food.
Do you make your own baby food? What “tricks & tips” work for you?
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*Excerpted with permission from A Mom’s Ultimate Book of Lists by Michelle LaRowe, published by Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, 2010
Posted March 24, 2010