Wednesday, August 15, 2012


I tend to do a lot of internet searching and research. Its something I have always enjoyed. So ever since I read how easy it was to make baby food I knew it was something I wanted to try.  Well I decided Sunday was the day. I felt that carrots where probably a safe bet. So I bought some organic carrots and gave it a whirl.

 Here are the carrots washed and peeled

Next I cut them into small pieces I tried to make them the same size but quickly realized I lack in my cutting skills. Watching Top Chef religiously apparently doesn't make your knife skills any better.

I put my mixed matched carrot pieces in the steamer basket on the stove. I think I might need to invest in a better steamer for the future. The carrots barely fit and it took about 30 min to get the carrots to soften. Apparently since carrots are a root vegetable they carry a lot of nitrates so steaming is the best way to cook them for baby food. (the things you learn with internet research)

After they were soften I put them in the blender. This was the part I was little sad I didn't have any breast milk to mix in but water seemed to do the trick. 

Since I don't have the greatest blender it took a while to get the consistency I wanted. I really want a baby bullet but the frugal self inside me knows the blender worked just fine. 

The finally product. I had some breast milk storage containers I never used and I have to say it worked perfectly for the baby food. 

Here's Kenadie trying out Mammas cooking. It took her a few mins to adjust to the taste but in the end I think she liked it. 

So there it is my first attempt at baby food. I am pretty impressed with how easy it was and how great it turned out. I can't wait to try a new vegetable next week!!


  1. Look at you!!! Great job MOM!!!!

  2. You need to get the beaba babycook!( Totally worth the money! It does all the cooking and blending in one machine! I would just spend one day make a bunch of food and it was SO easy!

  3. : ) I have almost the exact same post on my blog : ) I have to say "Wholesome Baby Food"'s website was the best for helping me! I just made Josh pureed chicken which I never did for Amelia... he loves it! Woop woop for making your own baby food it's so much cheaper and yummier to baby!