DIY: Baby Food

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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!


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  1. If you are into making you own Baby food, if you haven't heard of or read Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron-read it. I loved it and it has other FANTASTIC DIY ideas for all of your babies nutritional needs. It's been great for me with my little one!

  2. I haven't heard of it but it sounds great! I will check it out, thanks!

  3. I made all my baby food when my little girl was just starting solids. It sounds like a huge undertaking, but it didn't end up being that time-consuming, it just takes a little advance planning. Now I continue to make veggie purees and add them to our meals so everything has a little extra punch of nutrition!

  4. Now that my baby eats a lot of finger foods. I dice up carrots and sweet potatoes and steam them like that and then just fill the ice cube trays with the diced food. It freezes nicely in diced cubes and then I just defrost and heat with the rest of his meal.

  5. found this on pinterest and am excited to make my own baby food. Thank you

  6. I too found your blog via pinterest. I've got a 5 week old, so I'm trying to plan ahead. Do you know how long these can be frozen for? Love the other diy ideas you have too!
    Amy K

  7. Amy, most of the other blogs/sites I've seen say that most baby foods can be frozen for up to 3 months. With the exception of stuff that turns brown like avacado and bananas.