Friday, August 12, 2011

Homemade Baby Food

And the real reason for the lack of crafting posts.... I've been making my own baby food.  Best. Idea. Ever.  My son loves the food.  I feel better about what he's eating.  And I love that is so much cheaper than buying the pre-packaged baby food at the store.  $1 for one Gerber container vs. $1 for a bag of carrots that makes a week's worth of baby food.  Easy decision.

I won't give you the full tutorial on how to cook and make your own baby food, because there are LOTS of websites out there that show you that.  But here are my top two favorite baby food websites:

Momtastic
Homemade Baby Food Recipes

But I will show you how I freeze and what I use regularly to thaw the frozen food.

When I am finished pureeing the cooked food, I freeze in ice cube trays, and when they're frozen in the trays, I pop out and put in a plastic freezer bag, label the food and date, and stick in the freezer.

Then, each night, I pull out a few cubes for the next day, stick them in the plastic Gerber baby food containers and put in the fridge overnight.

By the next day, the cubes are thawed and ready for my little baby to eat.

So easy!  I sometimes make a big batch of baby food at once, or some nights I boil just a couple carrots or just an apple, while I'm making dinner anyway, so it's no big deal.

1 comment:

Jeff & Michelle said...

I never bought baby food with either of my boys! It is so easy and SO much cheaper! And, it's great that you know what they are eating. I love this little idea though because I ALWAYS made it fresh (rather than freezing) and so it sometimes felt like extra work! I love this! Way to go!