Monday, April 14, 2008

Making Babyfood

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I have never made my own baby food, but it is an excellent idea. My friends who do so highly recommend this site, so I thought I would share it:

This site is also helpful for general questions about solid foods.


bradysmom said...

Does anyone have any suggestions on pureeing baby food? For example - I first gave my 6mo store-bought organic sweet potatoes. Last night I made my own, and he will not eat them because of the consistency. I can't get them to be as smooth as the store bought ones!

bethers21 said...

Add a little bit of water. You can do it before or after you freeze. You could also add some milk after you defrost it. Sometimes I use a more "watery" vegetable like squash to mix with it, but that might not water it down enough. I bake mine for a long time so they're super soft. Boiling them might also keep some extra moisture in them. I would not try peas. I couldn't even get them so they were pureed by any standard.

Plowmanators said...

Thanks bethers. I would say you need to really document what you do to make it and find the right consistency for his taste.

bradysmom said...

Thank you! I think I need to cook them longer, before I puree. Last night I also tried running the food processor for about 15 minutes, and that was a little better.


Salina said...

Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron is also a wonderful excellent resource. I'm still making the Super Baby Porridge recipe for my 22 month old's "super" breakfast.

Plowmanators said...

Thanks Salina! I have this book referenced in several parts of the site. It will now be added to this one with your comment :)

Meg said...

Hi Valerie,

Thanks for visiting my blog!

I also have a really great book that I use, it's called Feeding your baby & toddler by Annabel Karmel. It's just fantastic, it not only covers purees but also has recipes for older children too. They're so nice that I often make myself things from it!
She has a website too


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