Wednesday, August 15, 2012

BABY FOOD


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!!

3 comments:

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

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  2. You need to get the beaba babycook!(http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/beaba-babycook-baby-food-maker/) 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!

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  3. : ) I have almost the exact same post on my blog : ) http://everyopportunity.wordpress.com/2010/06/18/homemade-baby-food/ 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!

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