Homemade Baby Food - It's Easy!


When Cameron was first born, I couldn't wait for the day that we could pull our Baby Bullet out of its box and make our precious son homemade food.

Ahhhh...the dreams and aspirations of new moms. ;)

When Cameron turned 4 months old, his doctor said it was ok to start him on rice, oatmeal and/or food. (Of course, we could only try one thing at a time.)  We tried rice and he was not having it. Well, we had a butternut squash sitting on the counter that needed to be used, so Chad roasted and pureed it, and Cameron couldn't get enough!! My dreams had come true!! My son ate food made by us and he loved it...

Well, reality continued to set in, and life kept moving, and we started buying baby food off the shelves, and guess what? Cameron liked it...imagine that! A baby liked (and survived) jar food. Here, I thought he would start growing extra limbs or something if he ate store-bought food!

But, then Pinterest got the best of me, and I started pinning baby food websites, and Chad wanted to make more baby food, so off to the grocery store I went!!

And the result was this:


Our concoctions include:
Apple Carrot
Apple Squash
Sweet Potato
Kale Banana
Zucchini Banana
Broccoli Apple Kale
Spinach Pea Pear
Broccoli Apple

Apple Carrot
2 Apples (peeled and boiled)
3 Carrots (peeled and steamed)

Apple Squash
1 Apple (peeled and boiled)
1/2 Squash (steamed)

Sweet Potato
3 Potatoes (baked)

Kale Banana
1/2 bag kale (wilted or not)*
2 Bananas (peeled)

Zucchini Banana Pear
3 Zucchini (peeled and steamed)
2 Banana (peeled)
1/2b bag frozen peas (steamed)

Broccoli Apple Kale
1/2 bag frozen broccoli (steamed)
1 apple (peeled and boiled)
1/2 bag kale (wilted or not)*

Spinach Pea Pear
1/2 bag fresh or frozen spinach (wilted or not; steamed)*
1/2 bag frozen peas
2 pears 

Broccoli Apple
1/2 bag frozen broccoli (steamed)
2 apples (peeled and boiled)

Butternut Squash
1/2 squash (steamed)

*We didn't wilt our spinach or kale and it turned out fine! 


So, your shopping list should include the following:
4 apples
1 butternut squash
3 sweet potatoes
3 carrots
1 bag of kale
4 bananas
3 zucchini
1 bag of frozen broccoli
1/2 bag of spinach (Use the other half to make yourself a smoothie for energy!)
bag of frozen peas
2 pears

Once everything is peeled, steamed, boiled, baked, etc...combine the ingredients in the blender and continue to add as much water as needed. Some babies need a more watery consistency, but Cameron is ok with a thicker one, so it totally depends on your baby. 

We bought GladWare Mini Round 4oz Containers to store everything in because we can just pull one out of the freezer, and it's the perfect portion for Cameron! When he wasn't eating 4oz+ at every meal, we used ice cube trays and just defrosted 2 at a time. (We would freeze them in trays then transfer them to ziploc bags once frozen.)





So, there you have it!!! Someone commented on Instagram that they can't make baby food at home...it's easy!! If I can do it, so can you!!

Oh yeah, we never used the Baby Bullet (or anything specific to a baby). We just use our kitchen blender and food processor, and they work great!! 

xoxo,
Jess


4 comments:

  1. Love these combos. I make most of H's food too but haven't combined any!

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  2. I have been making homemade baby food for my Sam as well! He has loved most of it but he HATED carrots until I mixed them with apples :) Did you feed Cam each of those individually before you combined them with other things to make sure he didn't react to it? So far I have given Sam sweet potatoes, apples, carrots, and bananas. My Dr. said to wait a week between each and at this rate I feel like by the time I introduce them one at a time, he is going to out grow baby food completely!!! Just curious if that is what you did or if you just went for it?!?!

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  3. Thank you!! How much did each make?

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