Homemade Baby Food – Super Easy

The Easiest Homemade Baby Food!

 

Baby EatingFood for new babies needs to be pureed.  This makes it really easy to feed your baby healthy, nutritious food.

  • Take a ripe banana, peel it, and use a fork to mash it.
  • Scoop out the inside of a ripe avocado, and use a fork to mash it.
  • Cut up a very ripe pear, and use a fork to mash it.

See what I mean about easy?

Tip:  You’ll want these purees to be thin enough for baby to swallow easily — you might need to add a teaspoon or two of water to get the right consistency.  Later, he’ll be able to handle a thicker puree.

Tip:  You can also use these as thinners:  water left from steaming, breast milk, formula, cow’s milk, broth, apple juice.

To be eco friendly, you’ll want to buy local produce where possible, and if you can manage it, organic produce.  Apart from being much kinder to the environment than conventionally-grown produce, organic food is grown without the use of toxic pesticides, so you are reducing your baby’s exposure to harmful chemicals.

Freeze left-over food in ice cube trays so that it’s easy to take out small portions when you need them.  Fresh food should store in the freezer for about 2 months.

You can also puree beans and cooked eggs.

More Easy Recipes

  • While you’re cooking something else in the oven at 350 F or 180 C, wash and core a few apples.  Wrap each apple in a square of foil and seal tightly.  Bake for 30 – 45 minutes (use a fork to test for softness).  Remove foil and skin, and mash into a puree.
  • When you’re cooking sweet potato for the family, cook some extra for baby.  (Scrub them then bake them at 450 F or 220 C until soft, about 50 minutes).  Once they’re cool, peel then mash them with a fork, adding cooking juices, milk or apple juice.
  • Cut vegetables into small pieces and steam them until soft.  Either place them in a bowl and use a potato masher, or place them in a food processor.  Add the water from the steamer – about  2 cups fresh vegetables to ½ cup water.  Mash or process them into a puree.
  • For more flavour, combine the steamed vegetables with sweet potato (see above) and puree together; thin with milk.

Freeze what you won’t serve today into ice cube trays.

Then, it’s quick, easy and convenient to simply pop out your pre-prepared, healthy, homemade baby food.

 

Photo Credit:  Devinf on Flickr

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