Recently, I’ve noticed a lot of my friend’s making homemade baby food for their children. They argue that making your baby’s food homemade gives you total control over what they are eating because what you cook is free of any additives.
If you’re contemplating making your own baby foods, here are a few tips to get you started:
- Check out Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron. This manual/cookbook is packed with detailed information on homemade baby food, nutritional data, feeding schedules, cooking techniques, recipes, and more.
- Wholesome Baby Food is a website that offers lots of recipes and recommendations for making your own baby food.
- Use ice trays to save any left over baby food in the freezer in one ounce cubes, and make sure to use these cubes within two months.
- Invest in a cheap steaming tray. Steaming fruits and vegetables helps retain the nutrients, unlike boiling which can strip your foods of its nutrients.
- If your looking to splurge on a baby-food maker, check out the Beaba Babycook from Williams-Sonoma. However, a regular food processor or blender will also to the trick.