Pureed Baby Food: Babies First Solid Foods
One of the greatest pleasures to me as a mom is making my children's food. It's very simple to make homemade baby food and I have so much fun with the process!
|My babe getting his first taste of sweet potatoes at age 6 months|
- Immersion hand blender or food processor. Personally I recommend the immersion hand blender because it is so easy to use and has less parts to clean than a food processor or regular blender. If you are making huge batches needed for multiple babies or for freezer storage then using the food processor is a good choice.
- Portion control baby food storage containers. Nothing too fancy but at first the babes will only be eating an ounce or two at time with the amount gradually increasing so you will want to have at least a couple different sizes.
- Soft baby spoons and plenty of bibs.
- A hungry baby
Babies First Perfect Foods:
- sweet potatoes
- lentil beans
- garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas)
- Steam, boil or bake the foods until soft, if necessary. Bananas, for example, are ready for pureeing after peeling.
- Puree the foods using your tool of choice: immersion hand blender (also known as a stick blender), food processor or blender.
- The foods for the first few months should have the consistency of ketchup or mustard. Add breast milk, formula or water until you have the desired consistency.
- As time goes on and your babe gets used to eating the purees you will gradually add a bit more texture until your babe is ready to self feed.
- Fresh baby food can be stored in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to three days uto three months in the freezer.
Let's Talk Bananas
- Buying prepackaged jarred bananas is bananas!
- Nothing in the world of homemade baby food is easier than bananas.
- Peel, puree, serve.
- A three pound bunch of bananas costs about $1.49 at the wholesale club. Enough bananas for about two weeks of purees for your babe. Jars of bananas average about $.50 per serving.
I will be updating this page with more photos and directions.....soon!
Thank you for taking the time to visit with me. Ideas and comments welcome!