Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Homemade baby Food

If you want to save some serious moo-lah, you have to give this a try. Is was surprisingly easy to do.

Step 1: Peel fruits if necessary, by blanching them in boiling water for one minute, then soaking them in ice water for one minute, the skins should peel right off with your hands.

Step 2: Steam your fruit/veggies

Step 3: Puree in a blender, you can add excess liquid from steaming to thin out a little.**For carrots just add plain water, the steamed liquid contains nitrates.

Step 4: Pour into ice cube trays and freeze

Step 5: Pop out cubes and put into freezer bags. Grab one or two at meal time, microwave until melted, add baby cereal if desired.

Some foods I have have luck with: pears, plums, peaches, carrots, apricots.

Great Non-cooked baby foods:
-Mashed banana
-Mashed avocado
-Large jars of unsweetened all natural applesauce

This has saved me so much money considering a jar of baby food costs about 60 cents and I make a 45 cube batch with about $2 of baby carrots. Seriously worth it... and your baby is getting fresh, non-tampered baby made with love!

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