I remember being pregnant and watching YouTube vlogs of moms who would make their own baby food thinking to myself “I’ll never be that person who makes their own baby food! That is way too time consuming and too much work!
” Well, I’ve been making my own baby food for a few months now and I personally love it! Just goes to show how much you change as a mommy once you become one. I surprise myself everyday.
First and foremost, it’s probably the best thing for your baby since you are
building your cuties sensitive gut to be as healthy and strong as can be. Research that I have done has proven that a babies immunity comes from their gut. So mom, that starts with you!
Second, pre made baby food can be expensive over a long period of time. After calculating how much it would cost to buy already made baby food I was shocked. Monthly cost of baby food that is being given to your baby 3 times a day at the cheapest will cost you 90.00 dollars. If your a mama on a budget like me and have some spare time you might want to think about making your own.
Third, it’s kinda fun. If you are not the cooking type this might be more of a chore then a fun project. But for someone who relishes in the moment of cooking it can be very relaxing.
Lastly, there are no preservatives in your babies food because you literally bought it and made it yourself. Pretty awesome right?
What you will need
To catch myself up on some handy guidelines of how to begin I did some research on the Internet. I came across a book that was written by a mom like you and me. The book can be found on Amazon.com. It’s called “201 Organic Baby Purées, written by Tamika L. Gardener.” This book is awesome because it gives you all the basics you need to know in regards to making your baby food. Steaming vs boiling Etc. It also provides you with the basics of how to go about your shopping. There is some great knowledge base to this book that is extremely insightful. So it’s not just your typical recipe book.
Let’s Get Started:
Here’s what you’re going to need
- A pot for your steaming or boiling
- Organic produce
- A blender of your choice (I have the ninja that my mom had given my husband and I for Christmas last year and let me tell you it Purées fast!)
- A steamer basket (if your going to steam)
- Water (to steam or boil)
- Ice cube trays ( I got ones with lids because they’re easier to stack)
- Large freezer bags for storage
- Sandwich freezer bags
Once you have pureed your desired food my little secret is to place the puree in a sandwich baggy with a spatula. Then cut a small hole at the corner of the bag to allow for easy filling of ice cube trays. Way better then using a spoon and less messy.
Now you’re ready! You can do it!!! As always if you have any questions regarding this post or any other post you can always contact me or comment! Thanks for stopping by and as always have a fabulous day mama!