started making babyfood...best way to puree?

Mandie - posted on 09/06/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I have recently started making baby food, however I cannot seem to get a good puree with my food processor or blender. What have you experienced to be the best way to puree? Does/did your baby have favorites? What is the best way you've found to store and transport it to the sitter?

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Julie - posted on 09/28/2009

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What I have done is steamed some cube size potato, zucchini, carrot, pumpkin and sweet potato, cook either a breast of chicken or sirloin steak, then put the cubed vegetables in the blender with some formula blend together then add cubed steak or chicken and blend until fully combined. Its Phoenix's favourite. Freeze without the the scoop of formula add when using, or store it in the fridge. Hope this helps.

Flora - posted on 09/28/2009

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To get a good puree, add little breast milk or formula milk when pureeing in the blender or processor. Adjust the adding milk according to your favorite texture such as think puree or thin puree. You can also mix with rice cereal to adjust the texture of puree.

My baby's favorite purees are trio blended of apples, pears and pumpkin, milky papaya and salmon puree so far.

I store them in ice-cube trays and small plastic bowls ( one serving size ). When we go out, i just put pureed iced cube in little bowl with lids.

I hope my answer helps you somehow :)

Josee - posted on 09/13/2009

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Once I find a consistancy that is appropriate for my child, I would put the food into ice cube trays and freeze it ( 1 cube=1 serving). Once frozen I would just pop them out of the trays and put it into a freezer bag. It's usually good for about a month afterwards.

Sani - posted on 09/06/2009

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Hey, have you tried adding little bit of the water you boiled the food with and you have to knock the food back to the measuring jug to blend it properly ( did your blender come with that long plastic blender/measuring cup? )? I have the most ordinary ( and cheapest too ) handheld blender and it works well..



We have food limitations but she likes apple the most and then sweet potato, chicken etc etc...



When I go out with baby I carry her food in little round containers ( the amount I know she can eat ) + sip cup of water..... Shes still BF so no bottles needed...



Don't know if this was of any help but Good Luck :)

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Angel - posted on 09/14/2009

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I cooked all Maggie's food in a glass casserole dish with a lid in the microwave. I only had to add a couple tbls of water to the veggies I was cooking. The fruit you never have to add water. And it only took 5-10 min to cook. I found out that boiling the food actually takes out all the nutrients. After the microwave stops let it sit in there for 5-10 more min. this gets the foods really soft.
Then you just transfer all the food/liquid into your blender or processor. If you should need to add more liquid the best thing to add is your breast milk or if the baby is on formula add that instead. Then it add extra nutrients. I froze them in an ice cube tray. Each cube is 1 oz. After they are frozen you just run the back of the tray under hot water for 10-20 sec and they should pop right out. Then you just store in freezer bag. Then I got the little tupperware containers (the cheapest I could find) and I just took out what I needed for the next day and put them in the fridge to thaw. Plus the little containers work great for when your traveling because it's all ready to go. If the food is a little to runny just add a little baby cereal. Whatever kind your baby likes.
Maggie LOVED any type of squash!! and she loved Sweet Potatoes.
A REALLY GOOD resorce is the book, "So easy Baby Food". I bought on off Amazon but you could maybe rent on at your library. It is full of tips and recipes. I doubles as a journal to keep track of your babies reactions to different foods. Hope that helps!!

Yvonne - posted on 09/13/2009

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i bought the beaba babycook...love it. it cooks and purees.
i store the food in little plastic cups with lids.
(i bought a set of 8 or 12 from babies r us online) freeze...then thaw in refrigerator or in beaba. (it heats as well) transport frozen and let sitter thaw. (i don't have a sitter)
my daughter loves broccoli and potaoes...and pears.

MaryBeth - posted on 09/06/2009

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I use a food processor and with fruits i added bananas to help make it creamier. Also with green veggies or corn you will have a problem with the consistancy unless you push it through a seive. What i did was used jar and home made food together to help transition my son to more lumpier homemade foods. The best way I found to keep it was to buy a silicon cupcake pan and freeze them in that and because its silicon and flexible they pop right out. Plus each cupcake holds about 4 ounces or one stage 2 size jar of food

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