Is your baby ready for solid food? This may be the perfect time for you to show your skills in making homemade baby food. But, if you’re a first-time mom and are not that well adept yet making homemade baby food, worry not as we have prepared this guide for you on how to make organic baby food.
Making organic baby food is very simple, plus you will be able to know what you are feeding your child because you made it yourself. If everything seems and feels unfamiliar, the easiest way to go is to prepare pureed food for your little one. You can never go wrong with purees. Check out this article for a quick and easy guide on how to make organic baby food at home.
Quick Guide on How to Make Organic Baby Food
Here’s a quick and easy guide on making organic baby food that will save you bucks, reduce waste, and prepare the freshest food possible for your little one.
Things you will need:
- Glass mason jars for storage
- Blender or Food Mill
- Organic fruits and vegetables (avocados, bananas, sweet potatoes, carrots, others)
Step 1: Get Your Organic Veggies and Fruits Ready
How to make organic baby food using? For harder vegetables like carrots, broccoli, and sweet potatoes, you will have to steam them first before putting them in the blender or food mill. This is as simple as cutting carrots, apples, broccoli, kale, or sweet potatoes and steaming them in a pot until they’re soft (usually takes about 5 minutes or so). Softer veggies or fruits like bananas or avocados can directly go right in the blender or mill.
Step 2: Mix It Up
There’s no need to spend tons of money on a piece of baby-food-making equipment – you probably have all the things you need at home already. A blender is an excellent tool to make the work faster for larger amounts of veggies. You have to add fruits and vegetables to your blender with enough water to mix well.
If you have a food mill, that’s even better! A food mill is the best tool to have for making baby food. You can put practically any leftovers you have at home and turn them into your baby’s meal. These tools are also remarkably affordable! It’s quick, easy, and very fast.
Step 3: Serve or Store
Glass mason jars (preferably 4-ounces) are the perfect and safest ways to store and serve your organic baby food. They’re simple to stack in the freezer or fridge. Plus, they’re easy to clean up. You will not need plastics, and it’s a lesser mess to keep your baby food fresher and fully sealed on the go.
Baby food freezes excellently in the mason jars. All you have to do is make it in bigger batches, label them and throw them in the fridge.
But take note that mason jars can break if overloaded (the food inside expands), so do not fill the glass to the top – leave an inch of “head” room at the top to be on the safe side.
Sample Recipes to Get you Started
If you are now ready to learn how to make organic baby food, here are some sample recipes to get you started:
- ½ banana
- ¼ avocado
Place through a food mill. Best to serve immediately.
If you have some extra oatmeal in the morning, share some with your little one by running them through a food mill and half a banana.
Sweet Potato Pear
Steam some sweet potatoes until soft and run them through the food mill or blender with equal parts of sliced pear.
Steam equal parts of kale and apple and run through the food mill or blender.
Broccoli, Peas, and Pear
Steam even parts of broccoli, pears, and peas. Run them through the mill or blender.
Tip: If you want to add protein and food rich in healthy omegas, add a tablespoon of hempseed or cooked lentils to your homemade baby food recipes. They won’t give a lot of flavors, but they will give your little one a nutrient boost.
Now that you have some ideas on how to make organic baby food, it’s time to put your ideas into action. Aside from being healthy, organic baby food is quick and simple to make. If this is your first attempt, worry not, everything will fall into place. All you need is to invest in a good blender or a food mill, and you’re ready to rock and roll. It is also essential to prepare organic fruits and vegetables ahead of time. Using organic produce is also beneficial for your baby’s healthy growth and development. Enjoy the process, and try as many recipes as you can. Happy baby-food making! Get more tips on baby food.