Homemade Baby Food.


ImageMake your own baby food,this will save you up to 50 to 80 percent in savings a year.It can run into hundreds of dollars a year buying the store bought baby food.Plus this is healthier for your baby,you will know exactly what is in your baby’s food.Here is a few recipes too get you started.

3 medium-sized apples (Red or Golden Delicious)
½ cup water
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

Peel and chop apples into cubes (about a 1 inch), discarding the core. Place apples in sauce pan with water and cinnamon and simmer on medium-low heat until apples are tender – approximately 10-12 minutes.

Once apples are tender, all contents of pan (including liquid) to food processor. Puree until smooth. Add water if necessary.

Dispense apple puree evenly into ice cube trays and freeze until solid.

Sweet and delicious, it’s sure to please your little one’s palette. And the recipe could not be easier!
 
1 package frozen organic peas*
½ cup water
 
 
Place frozen peas in steamer. (If you don’t have a steamer, place metal colander over a pot of boiling water and cover.) Steam peas for 6-7 minutes or until tender.
 
Remove cooked peas from steamer/colander and put in food processor. Add water and process until completely smooth.
 
Once cooled, distribute mixture evenly amongst ice cube trays or cupcake tins, dependent upon desired portion size.
 
Peas also serve as an excellent first finger food; just skip the puree process altogether.
*You can substitute frozen peas with fresh, but I’ve found the quality is exactly the same and it’s much less labor intensive to use the pre-shelled frozen peas. And we busy moms need all the time-savers we can get!
1 medium-sized ripe mango
 
Peel mango and slice down each side of oblong pit. Cut fruit into about 1 inch cubes; add to food processor and blend until smooth. Add water to mixture if necessary.
 
 

Dispense mango puree evenly into ice cube trays and freeze until solid.

Once thawed, mango puree combines well with yogurt or baby cereal.3 medium-sized apples (Red or Golden Delicious)
½ cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
½ cup water

 

 

Peel and chop apples into cubes (about a 1 inch), discarding the core. Place apples, blueberries and water in sauce pan; simmer on medium-low heat until apples are tender and blueberries burst open – approximately 10-12 minutes.

Once cooled, add all contents of pan (including liquid) to food processor. Puree until smooth. Add more water if necessary.

Dispense puree evenly into ice cube trays and freeze until solid.                                                             You can also do carrots,squash,and bananas,pretty much whatever your baby is ready for.Go to www.nurturebaby.com for more recipes and ideas.

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