I would like to know if anyone makes their own baby food and how. I have heard people say that they puree whatever they fixed for dinner for their baby. I am assuming that they cooked some without spices, salt, etc. I would like some ideas if anyone has some.
I did make my own for a long time, and loved it. I'm not sure if it was cheaper in the long run, but it made me feel good to give them pure food sans icky preservatives. My best friend was the book "Blender Baby Food".
All you really do is steam the stuff, throw it in a blender and there you go! I used the Ziploc 2 oz. containers and froze them. It worked out really well.
I made my own pureed baby food in the blender. I would then freeze it in ice cube trays. Each cube is about 1 ounce.
Once my kids got bigger I just chopped up whatever we ate. Pampered Chef (no I don’t sell them) makes a food chopper that works like a champ. The more that you chop, the finer the food gets so you can control the consistency. I wish I had the chopper with all my kids and not just the last one.
I also made my own baby food...I went out and got a few baby food cook books to help me with ideas and what i was "allowed" to feed them at what age. My favorite book is called "First Meals", by Annabel Karmel. I think it uses practical ingredents and the meals are quick and easy to make. I often made steamed vegetable's and put them through the blender as well as different fruits. you can add baby rice cereal or baby oatmeal to the mixtures or even meats when they get a little bigger. I would also add mini pasta's or rice to add texture as they got their teeth. I made fruit smoothies and still do actually. I use fresh fruit, ice and all natural vanilla yogurt. they are actually really good. my son and i share them a few times a week. You can also think about canning the food instead of always freezing everything if you don't have the time to make the meals often and you want to make large quanities. good luck and be creative!