Sunday, April 18, 2010

Baby Food Recipes

I decided to make my own baby food for Ki instead of buying it since its 1) not healthy in the cans with all kinds of yucky stuff added 2) expensive .
So I read up and started making my own. . . . The basic concept is to cook the foods that need to be cooked until they are tender and then stick in a blender with some water/liquid. Blend til smooth but not too watery. Then pour into a Ice cube tray and freeze. When froze pop out and store in ziploc bags or tupperware containers. I usually use 2 or 3 cubes per meal for Ki. Each cube is about 1 oz of food.
So far I have done Pears, Apples, Green beans, Peas, Sweet potatoes. She HATES peas so I wont be doing those anymore but her favorites are pears and sweet potatoes.
She likes banana but its hard to blend that and freeze cause it turns brown. I usually just mash it as she eats it.
Another thing you can try is mashed avocado. No need to cook it, just cut it up and ,mash it/blend it and serve. Its another one that turns brown so its not great to save. BUT i have read that if you pour a bit of lemon juice in it its better OR you can slice the avocado and freeze it in slices then just pull out one slice and mash it to use. Be careful if you decide to mash it and add lemon juice to preserve it because citrus is sometimes hard for babies to digest. Ki doesnt like avocado either so I havent tried any of this.


Chelsa said...

b's favorite was always mashed/blended carrots-- he still loves carrots to this day. i didn't cook/freeze i just used what we had for supper that night- he loved the stuff mashed up with noodle juice too :)

Shannon said...

I havent tried Carrots yet. . . Ill have to try those soon.