Let’s face it, being a new parent is hard. Our kids are grown now but I vaguely remember those days. I do remember a big question on what to feed by babies when they started eating solid foods. Grains? Fruits? Vegetables? It was all very confusing and overwhelming.
We landed on started our kids with organic fruits and vegetables, we would steam them, throw them in the food processor and voila had ready to go baby food. Super affordable, easy to make and zero waste.
The Benefits of Homemade Organic Baby Food:
- Nutrient-Rich Goodness: Organic vegetables are free from synthetic pesticides and chemicals, making them a healthier choice for your baby. By making your own baby food, you can retain more of the essential nutrients that might be lost during processing.
- Customizable Flavors: Commercial baby food can be limited in terms of variety and taste. By making your own, you can introduce a wide array of flavors, helping your baby develop a diverse palate early on.
- Cost-Effective: Buying organic baby food jars can add up quickly. Making your own baby food can be a budget-friendly alternative.
- Reduced Environmental Impact: Homemade baby food means less packaging waste compared to store-bought alternatives. By using reusable containers and sourcing locally, you can reduce your carbon footprint.
How to Get Started:
- Selecting Organic Vegetables:
- Choose a variety of organic vegetables such as sweet potatoes, carrots, peas, spinach, and butternut squash.
- Preparing the Vegetables:
- Wash and peel the vegetables thoroughly.
- Steam or bake them to preserve nutrients. Avoid boiling, as it can lead to nutrient loss.
- Blending and Pureeing:
- Use a blender or food processor to puree the vegetables. Add a small amount of water or breast milk to achieve the desired consistency.
- Experiment with different combinations to introduce a variety of flavors.
- Storing and Freezing:
- Store the baby food in small, airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to three days.
- Consider freezing portions in ice cube trays for longer storage. Once frozen, transfer the cubes to a freezer bag for easy access.
- Thawing and Serving:
- Thaw the baby food in the refrigerator or using a microwave.
- Always check the temperature before serving to ensure it’s suitable for your baby.
At goodfood2u we offer a wide range of organic fruits and vegetables from that are perfect for making food for your baby. Set up a recurring order to get the items you need each week.