Baby food Maker

If you’ve jumped on the “green” wagon, you’ve probably heard a lot of talk about organic food. This isn’t just a concern for adults. It starts as soon as your little one starts on solids. I’ve been experimenting with purees since Brayden turned 6 months, but I hadn’t been exactly successful. He likes a variety of different fruits and vegetables, but I really wanted to try some seasonal fruits and vegetables with him. I had some plums (pictured left) that were refrigerated and ripe. The white stuff is condensation.

Aside from the obvious cost-saving benefit of making your own baby food, homemade baby food is the most nutritional option for your little one. You can prepare fresh foods once a week with little effort. The benefits are well worth it!

There’s a little more to making baby food than simply popping it in a blender and pouring it into a bowl. I found Anni Daulter’s Organically Raised Conscious Cooking for Babies and Toddlers  and am so excited that Anni gave me a copy to review and enjoy. Her step by step instructions were amazing! I immediately went to work!

She recommends that you first steam the fruits or vegetables. Since I didn’t have a steamer, I had to use Ziploc bags for this (ick!), but it turned out well. If you don’t have a food processer or Magic Bullet, you can use a blender for most things, but I would recommend that you use a small amount to make sure that it’s well blended.

I left the skin on the plums for maximum nutrients and in which case, you certainly want to make sure that the plums are softened and well blended for little ones that don’t have teeth and/or can’t chew.

 

I have one jar of plums and one jar of blueberries pictured. After I did the plums, I decided to do some fresh blueberries. Anni says that foods last up to 7 days when refrigerated. Once they have been opened, discard after 3-4 days. Frozen foods begin to breakdown and aren’t as healthy as fresh foods, but most moms would agree that it’s nice to have something quick in a pinch. If you must freeze, use within the first six weeks for maximum nutritional value.

Anni’s book is more than just simple purees. She has some great recipes for toddlers and for the whole family. It’s a book for kids of all ages. You can find some recipes featured on her website.

Baby charlie’s apple and mango yogurt

Mango Yogurt
Makes 4 servings

  • 1 medium mango
  • 2 Fuji apples
  • 1⁄2 cup plain yogurt
  1. Wash, peel, core, and cut the mango into 1-inch pieces.
  2. Steam the mango and apples together for 10 to 12 minutes, or until soft. Reserve the liquid from the steamer.
  3. Puree the apple and mango in a food processor with 1⁄2 cup of the reserved liquid.  Add more liquid as needed to obtain the desired consistency.
  4. Transfer the apple/mango mixture to a mixing bowl, add the yogurt, and whisk until fully combined.

variation: baby bonnie’s banana-berry yogurt (spring)

• 1 cup fresh raspberries or blackberries
• 3 ripe bananas
• 1⁄4 cup plain yogurt or Greek yogurt

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About palaciosamantha
I'm a Social Media Manager for a large home decor company who enjoys staying current in trends in both the fashion and home industries. I have a passion for writing, art journaling, expressive painting, and photography. My greatest loves are my two children.

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