Homemade Baby Food

With Trey turning 6 months yesterday (and my 27th bday, wahoo), he has graduated to solid foods in addition to his mommy’s milk diet. That’s right, my little boy gets to eat veggies! This couldn’t be more exciting for me 🙂 As you might have guessed, I make my own food as it is the simplest process.

I received a baby cook book, The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet, which has been a nice guide for how to store, freeze, and schedule. It also has some great recipe/combo ideas for when he gets more advanced however, the “starting off” recipes make me laugh:

Zoom Zoom Zucchini

1 small zucchini

1/4 C breastmilk, water, or formula

Creamy Butternut Squash Puree

1/2 small butternut squash

2 T breastmilk

Steam veggies or roast in oven till soft. Allow to cool. Puree in food processor, baby food grinder, or blender. Add breastmilk to reach desired consistency. Serve!

Can you handle that?! The recipes do get a bit more complex, but nothing you can’t handle. I make a big batch by doubling, tripling, or quadrupling) during a free moment (naptime) and freeze in ice cube or baby food freezer containers. Now I have food whenever I need it!

Check out HealthChildren.org to learn about when and how to start solids

Check out Momtastic for a quick guide on how to get prepare

Check out Homemade Baby Food for recipe ideas

Although he hasn’t tried all of these, so far I’ve made sweet potato, zucchini, carrots, beets, broccoli, mango, plum, and nectarines.

Look at all that color aka nutrients for his growing body and mind!

Homemade Baby Food: Advantages of Making It Yourself

from webmd.com

Parents who prefer homemade baby food have many reasons for their choice.

They know exactly what they’re feeding their baby.

It’s more economical than buying pre-packaged foods (although some parents note that this is not always the case).

They can choose their own fruits, vegetables, and other foods for purees, instead of relying on the flavors chosen by manufacturers. You’re not going to find melons or avocados in the baby food section of the supermarket.

It gets the baby used to eating the same food as the rest of the family — just in puree form.

On a side note, for Trey’s health and my peace of mind, I personally choose to purchase organic for at least the dirty dozen items.

Seriously Mom, I’m trying to eat, enough with the pictures!

Until next time…

look good, do good, feel good

3 thoughts on “Homemade Baby Food

  1. Was waiting for the baby food post. It looks like you have enough food for months. My little one loves sweet potatoes and butternut squash. So easy to make.

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