Thursday, May 4, 2017

Easy Homemade Baby Food

Once you go homemade you realize how EASY it is and it's hard to go back!

I would spend time on the weekends whipping up food for the babies to last months! :)

This is SO easy!
-Cook the veggies or fruit if it needs to be softened. Then blend or puree.
-Pour the purée into ice cube trays to freeze into easy 1 ounce cubes to use as needed.
-When frozen, pop them out and store in a freezer ziplock bag.
-Warm them by thawing in the fridge, warming them in hot water or microwave in a glass dish.
Side note: The store was out of organic pears & said they couldn't order any! Weird.

We started foods for our babies at 6 months :)

Here's a list of foods by age from babycenter:

Age: 6 to 8 months

What to feed
  • Breast milk or formula, PLUS
  • Pureed or strained fruits (banana, pears, applesauce, peaches, avocado)
  • Pureed or strained vegetables (well-cooked carrots, squash, sweet potato)
  • Pureed meat (chicken, pork, beef)
  • Pureed tofu
  • Small amounts of unsweetened yogurt (no cow's milk until age 1)
  • Pureed legumes (black beans, chickpeas, edamame, fava beans, black-eyed peas, lentils, kidney beans)
  • Cereal (oats, barley)

    Age: 8 to 10 months

    What to feed
    • Breast milk or formula, PLUS
    • Small amounts of soft pasteurized cheese, cottage cheese, and unsweetened yogurt
    • Mashed vegetables (cooked carrots, squash, potatoes, sweet potatoes)
    • Mashed fruits (bananas, peaches, pears, avocados)
    • Finger foods (O-shaped cereal, small bits of scrambled eggs, well-cooked pieces of potato, well-cooked spiral pasta, teething crackers, small pieces of bagel)
    • Protein (small bits of meat, poultry, boneless fish, tofu, and well-cooked beans, like lentils, split peas, pintos, or black beans)
    • Iron-fortified cereal (barley, wheat, oats, mixed cereals)

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