Thursday, October 21, 2010

Homemade Baby Food - Easy as 1, 2, 3

Since my little man is getting ready to start solids, I thought I'd start making some homemade baby food. I feel better making it then buying it. It's cheaper, I know exactly what is in it and how old it is, and it's super simple. I've made all of his food so far (Mama's Milk!!!), why not keep the trend going? I decided on carrots. My DH doesn't like carrots at all, but I do, so I wanted to get Little Man to like them right off.

I started with a lb of carrots. I peeled them, cut the ends off, and rinsed them. Then I sliced them up
and put them all into the steamer
and onto the stove
I steamed them for about 25 minutes. I have heard they only need 15 when cut up this small, but I wanted to make sure they were nice and soft.

I then put them in the blender
Added about 4 oz of breast milk (I have over 200 oz in the freezer, I have plenty to spare for baby food lol) and pureed it until it was smooth.
I put a heaping TBS in each section of an ice cube tray
I covered the whole tray with a single layer of saran wrap
and stuck them in the freezer.

Once frozen (I left them overnight), I moved them from the ice tray into a gallon size freezer bag, with the type and date written on the bag for easy identification
This amount made enough for two dozen cubes, along with a little bit left over to use right away


The Gray Fam said...

Look at you!!!!! That is so impressive,
. Good job!

Smirking Cat said...

I love that idea of putting it into an ice cube tray! I've read in a magazine to try that with different sauces too, so you don't have to heat up a whole batch if you only want a little bit.

*Marie* said...

Good tip! I'll be using that one the next time I make sauce or soup. I think I need to get more ice cube trays.