Homemade baby food ensures that the baby gets fresh nutritious food yet you save your money as well. All one needs to make baby food at home is a pot, a blender, and storage trays, pouches, and jars.
Young babies initially eat only simple foods comprising of a single ingredient. You can prepare initial stages of baby food by either boiling vegetables or fruits in the smallest quantity of water possible or steaming them. Though steaming is considered to be better than boiling but if you are boiling food for your baby ensure that the water used for boiling is not thrown and rather used for blending it so that vitamins are preserved. When the food is tender and soft, stop cooking and allow it to cool at room temperature. Then transfer it to the blender and run the blender until the food is completely pureed. If the food has been boiled, add the liquid that has been used for boiling and it was steamed; you can add water or formula or breast milk for pureeing the baby food.
Once the food has been blended, serve it to your baby. If you have prepared food in bulk, freeze it in storage trays, pouches or airtight jars. Ensure that you have stored the food in small servings so that it is easy for you to remove and use it the next time. If you are using ice cube or partitioned storage trays for freezing the baby food, you can transfer the frozen cubes to a zip lock bag once the cubes are solid and completely frozen. This would allow you to easily store the zip lock bag in the freezer mark on the bag what veggies or fruits are in it and the date on which the food was prepared so that you can easily use it the next time. We may use this frozen food for two months from the date of preparation and labeling the food would ensure that the baby is not eating expired food.
Remember making a baby diet is adventurous we cannot compare it with the dinners normally prepared. If we do blending and freezing this does furnishes us options for lunches or dinners on different days. We can make complete baby food meals in cubes such as meat, rice, and veggie mixed one. If we make baby food using a baby food blender then it will save your time and money plus you would be satisfied that the food is nutritious for the baby.