natural baby food?

Nellie - posted on 01/25/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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What are your best recipes for natural baby food? I really want to do homemade. Anyone have some good recipes?

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Tessa - posted on 07/25/2010

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I am now trying baby led weaning which means no pureed foods and bub chooses when and how to eat :D
It's going great and so simple too :)

Annette - posted on 07/25/2010

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I puree fruits and veggies. You can mix some of them together. If you do apples add just a pinch of cinnamon or even to your sweet potatoes. Or mix the apple and potatoes. I find that making my own babyfood is healthier and much cheaper too. There are some really good cookbooks out there too for just baby food.

Tessa - posted on 08/01/2009

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When I cook fruit and veg, in only a little water to simmer, I keep the water afterward to dilute and give to baby as a special juice treat. This helps to provide the nutrients that are leached into the water from the fruit or veg. If you keep the lid on the pot while you simmer this will help stop more nutrients escaping in the steam. It will also conserve gas or electricity as the lids keeps the heat in and you wont need the flame or element as high to cook with.
Instead of microwaving away nutrients and radiating the food, you can place the frozen cube in a cup or lidded tub/container in a bowl of hot or boiled water. The cubes are so small that they will defrost in about 5 minutes, leave for longer and stir occasionally to warm up if you don't want to feed it cold to baby.

Chelseaszidik - posted on 03/03/2009

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Quoting Colette:



So far, I've only pureed the basic vegetables that you would buy in jars.  (carrots, sweet potatoes, potatoes, green beans)  I clean the vegetables and cut them into even pieces.  I use a steamer basket and let them steam until soft and tender.  Then I puree in a blender and divide into ice cube trays.  The next day after they are frozen, I transfer the cubes into zip locs and keep them in the freezer until needed.  I try to remember each evennig to pull out cubes to thaw in the fridge for the next day, but I never remember.  Instead, I pick the cubes (you can mix to make vegetable medleys) and microwave them.  Sometimes they are too hot and they have to cool but I love knowing my daughter is getting organic and good food for way less then jarred food!  (btw, the cubes are about one tablespoon each).





Silicone ice cube trays work best and are thalate and bpa free.

Colette - posted on 01/25/2009

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So far, I've only pureed the basic vegetables that you would buy in jars.  (carrots, sweet potatoes, potatoes, green beans)  I clean the vegetables and cut them into even pieces.  I use a steamer basket and let them steam until soft and tender.  Then I puree in a blender and divide into ice cube trays.  The next day after they are frozen, I transfer the cubes into zip locs and keep them in the freezer until needed.  I try to remember each evennig to pull out cubes to thaw in the fridge for the next day, but I never remember.  Instead, I pick the cubes (you can mix to make vegetable medleys) and microwave them.  Sometimes they are too hot and they have to cool but I love knowing my daughter is getting organic and good food for way less then jarred food!  (btw, the cubes are about one tablespoon each).

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