It is completely natural for every parent to have concerns about not only what kind of ingredients are going into their baby’s food, but also the quality of those ingredients. The biggest challenge for these parents, it seems, is finding sufficient answers to help them understand just what their youngster is eating.
If this sounds like you, and instead of trusting the baby food company you are looking to make your own baby food at home, this is the article for you!
Below you will find a general guideline which you can use to make your own baby food right in your home kitchen. When reading the guide, it’s important to remember that don’t have to use the ingredients on this list if you have your own preferred ingredients you would like to use.
What You Are Going to Need:
- Some peeled and sliced fresh fruit
- Or, some peeled and cut mixed vegetables
- A cooking pot
- Boiling water
- A steaming Basket
- A blender/Stick Mixer
Now, Time to Make!
- Boil the water in your cooking pot
- Place the steamer over the pan and place in your chosen fruit or vegetables
- Once all of the pieces are soft enough for you to squeeze, place them all in the blender/mixer and churn them into a puree of your chosen consistency.
- Divide the mixture into separate small containers which you can place and store in your refrigerator or freezer.
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When choosing the consistency, be sure to take into account your child’s eating abilities. As they grow, puree the mixture less and less to help introduce them to eating solid foods. This can be a great and easy transition for children to undertake.
One of the greatest benefits to making your own baby food is that you can cost effectively create a bulk supply. For example, if you are planning to take a road trip to visit your relatives, it can be expensive to travel with a large number of individual baby food jars. However, with this method, you can easily make a large batch of baby food and separate it how you will use it. For example, you can pre-fill smaller containers for the journey while splitting the majority of the mixture between larger containers that you can store in the refrigerator when you arrive and spoon out your portions into a bowl.
Believe it or not, it’s that easy! Making baby food is much simpler than you thought it was and comes with the benefit of not only knowing exactly what your child is eating but being able to choose the exact ingredients which go into making their food.