Puree your own veggies?
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Tiffanie - posted on 08/04/2009
I made acorn squash mixed with a little breast milk in the magic bullet today and froze it in the ice tray. I also made blueberries for his cousin who is 9 months :) I have been told not to give him honey, karo syrup, or other syrups.
Heather - posted on 08/04/2009
My sister did that for her kids, with her Magic Bullet. It's recommended that you introduce 1 new food a week, so if there are any allergies, you can pinpoint them easier, too. One Mom said to mix honey in, but I wouldn't. I was told no honey til one year, risk of botulism. It works for fruits as well, and even meats as the baby gets older. You can puree whatever you are having, then you don't have to make a seperate meal for baby. But for a 4 month old, veggies are perfect to start on. The ice cube tray idea is a good one, or just tupperwares.
Alicia - posted on 08/04/2009
I did exactly as described in the first post. For sweet potatoes and squashes I often baked instead of boiling, though. The food is so much fresher than the jarred food and seemed so much more pleasant to eat! Try pretty much anything you find in the grocery store. The AAP does say not to feed root veggies (carrots, turnips, etc) until I think 6 months, or maybe 8?? Don't remember. Had to do with something in them that babies cannot process until a little older. Wholesomebabyfood.com was really very helpful. Always freeze the food a little thicker than you would want it to be b/c it seems to get runnier when thawed. You can always add a little water to loosen it up if needed (or baby cereal to thicken up as needed). Some foods are very watery, others need a lot added. For example it takes a lot of water to puree sweet potatoes.
Lauren - posted on 08/03/2009
Defiantly! I use veges like pumpkin carrot spinich potato corn - also I put in a small amount of apple only because my girl hasnt quite aquired the taste for savoury yet. but she loves it. Like the other girls boil or steam, blend with a bit of water - or honey!, cool, freeze then your all stocked up!
Nubia - posted on 08/02/2009
yes definatly because it is all fresh and hasn't been processed. What i did was boil them like if i was going to make a soup i just cooked them with onions bell peper, cilantro and if i wanted to i would put a little bit of salt and when they were done cooking i would take out the veggies and but them in a blender with a little bit of the water and puree it i would keep it in the fridge for 1 or 2 days and then i would cook again for him
Vicki - posted on 08/02/2009
Yes definatley. It is so easy and much cheaper than store bought food.
1 - steam the choosen veg (steaming keeps in more of the nutritions.
2 - use a blender to puree the veg until it is smooth add a little water if necessary.
3 - you can use ice cube trays to freeze individual sized portions, once frozen put them in a ziploc bag in the freezer (write what it is and the date you made it on the bag.) you can then use as and when you need,