DIY: Baby Food9:49 PM
With Baby number 1 I bought baby food in little jars. With baby number 2, I'm making my own baby food. I know exactly what's going into my baby's belly, I'm saving money, and I will have a lot of healthy baby food on hand whenever I need since I am freezing most of it. Here's what I did.
I bought green beans, carrots, sweet potatoes, and avocado to start out with.
Boil or steam the prepared green beans until tender
Blend green beans in a blender along with about 1/2 C of the water used to boil the veggies.
Use more water for a thinner consistency or less water for a thicker consistency. It all depends on your baby's needs.
Pour into ice-cube trays and freeze. Once they are frozen through, pop them into Ziploc freezer bags.
Now repeat those steps with the carrots.
Meanwhile, have your sweet potatoes cooking in the oven at 375 for about 45 minutes. Be sure to poke them with a fork before putting them in the oven.
Scoop out the insides of the potatoes and put them in a blender.
I had my hubby grab the sweet potatoes at the store and it turns out we didn't get orange ones, but it's totally fine. Baby loves them dearly :)
Add a little tap water to reach your desired consistency.
Divide them out in ice-cube trays and freeze. Transfer to freezer bags and you are set! I have found that putting one in the microwave for about 25 seconds thaws them perfectly for when baby is ready to eat.
You can do this with any kind of fruit or veggie you wish to feed your baby. Smash some bananas and freeze them.Boil some cut up apples then blend them and freeze them. With avocados, just crack them open, scoop out the insides and mash them a bit, and then just let your baby have at it. Hope this was helpful!