I am interested in making my own baby food. Now, the majority of the process seems pretty easy: If you want to make pureed peaches, you cook the peach a bit, add some water, and put it in the food processor. Then you portion it out, and freeze it. Same applies for veggies and, I suppose, meats.
Now, my question is this: If I wanted my daughter to eat the same dinner as we did, would I follow the same steps as I would to puree the peaches? I mean, once the food is cooked, do I just pop it in the food processor and "puree" it to the right consistency? Or is there something else to do?
Second question: My daughter eats "stage 3" foods (it has texture and little chunks of food). How can I be sure that she continues to get those little chunks and texture without the chunks being too large? Do I puree on a lower speed, or do I take a bit of the food out and err..mush it by hand?
I really hope my questions made sense. If not, I can try to explain things better if needed.
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 12:24 PM on Jan. 3, 2011
You can either process the whole meal, or you can chop it up very finely, or you can do both and mix them. It's up to you! Experiment and see what works. It's WONDERFUL that you want to give her homemade foods! It will help her develop a taste for the foods YOU make, and give her a greater variety of foods, not to mention, YOU know where her food is coming from and what's really in it.
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