Well, the time has come. My boy is finally starting to eat baby food. I always wanted to make Emma's baby food, I even bought the book Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron. However, I never really made the time and just fed her commercial food. I'm trying to do different things with Harrison, now that I'm at home and have the TIME to do it. This book is really cool because it's not just about making baby food. It also includes feeding your toddler, and making yogurt! I still want to get into cloth diapering Harrison! One thing at a time...........
The first homemade food: sweet potatoes!
This was so easy, and this batch will last at least a week. They are frozen, so they will actually last longer, but if he eats one cube a day, it will last a week. I'm pretty sure even my GIANT boy won't be able to eat one cube per day right now. It's about 3-4 T each.
I simply baked a sweet potato, peeled the skin off, cut into cubes, and put it in the food processor. I added about 1/2 C water while blending until it was very thin-the book recommends that it fall off the spoon. At this age, they should be eating VERY thin food. Later, I leave it more textured.
Emma tried it and declared it, "Yum." Buddy had a spoonful and was ALL about it. Can't wait to feed it to him for real today.
I would love to hear from those of you who make your own baby food on what you started with and any ideas/tips. Right now, I'm looking for storage options so I can make other foods in bulk to freeze. The above picture is of a Beaba container that my MIL gave me when I had Emma. I'm sure they are expensive, and they are also hard to get the frozen cube out of. I popped the frozen cube out and put it into a tupperware to defrost in the fridge.
This is what I'm thinking of using in the future. Thoughts? Ideas? Advice? Please share.