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How do I make my own baby food?

Is this simple or complicated? Is there a recommended food processor? Thanks

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c2customs

Asked by c2customs at 11:50 AM on Jul. 11, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I was going to say, stick it in a food processor and puree it. You can always look up a 'how to' guide on the net!
    eyef0undnem0

    Answer by eyef0undnem0 at 11:52 AM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • There is a good group called "Make your own baby food" on here...you should join. There is an excellent website called www.wholesomebabyfood.com that gives excellent directions. Basically, you peel, core, chop, steam, puree, strain then freeze. Ice cube trays are great for freezing - just poor it in, freeze, then stick the cubes in labeled freezer bags. Food is good for 2-3 mo. in a regular freezer and 6-12 mo. in a deep freezer. You can use a food processor, a blender a hand grinder. I am fortunate enough to have a Vita Mix...so nice!!! It pulverizes it so you don't even have to strain. Banana and Avocado do not need to be steamed...they're soft and gentle enough as is. Avoid citrus and high allergy foods in the beginning (oranges, tangerines, tomato, peanuts, etc.). Good Luck! Its a lot of fun. (Oh, another good tip - you can re-freeze already frozen foods as long as you steam in first...get a big bag of frozen..
    ANGIE409

    Answer by ANGIE409 at 3:39 PM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • ...peaches, pears, etc. at Costco, steam, puree and freeze. It takes a lot of the work out of it (peeling, coring) and you know it was frozen at peak ripeness.
    ANGIE409

    Answer by ANGIE409 at 3:40 PM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • You can also get creative with blends (pick one apple cube and one banana cube out of the freezer and baby gets apple/banana today!) Once baby is a little older and has been introduced to most fruits and veggies, you can start adding a little seasoning - cinnamon, nutmeg for fruits...basil, oregano, etc. for veggies.
    ANGIE409

    Answer by ANGIE409 at 3:42 PM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • You can get salt free can of string beans and blend it.You can even freeze portion sizes in
    ice cube trays and bag up the cubes in freezer and defrost as needed.
    whistlemom3

    Answer by whistlemom3 at 5:26 PM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • Peel a banana and mash it up. Microwave a sweet potatoe and mash it with a fork. Peel and avacodo and mash with fork and add olive oil. Put organic Cheerio like cereal in front of baby. Cook chicken and pull and cut small or put in food processor.
    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 6:23 PM on Jul. 11, 2009

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