When I started making Tinley’s baby food I discovered how easy it really is to do! I found some quick tips along the way that made even easier and faster. I did it all without buying any of products designed just for making baby food so everything can be reused after your baby is over baby food! Read on to find out how I made my baby food! I also have an attached grocery list and some of the combinations I have discovered along the way!
Tinley did baby led weaning without me even trying. I noticed that she liked being independent and feed herself. That’s when I picked up these resealable pouches.
She’s been like this ever since she was a baby she held her bottle really early and as soon as she started food she wanted to snatch her spoon away from us. As a mama I’m proud and sad I wanted to have that time with her but I am happy that she loves doing it herself. Nonetheless I do make her baby food and I have created a system in how I make it, store it and now serve it to my little nugget.
- Microwave safe bowl
- Freezer Trays
- Plastic Wrap
- Freezer bags
When I found it was much easier and faster to steam veggies in the microwave. Just put a little bit of water with the fruit or vegetable pop it in for three minutes and that’s it. The substance is ready to be mashed or puréed. Some things like potatoes, sweet potatoes and chicken I do boil in a large pot. I usually make huge batches at a time so I have a freezer pretty well stocked.
I use a regular old Ninja to make her baby food. Sometimes I use the blender or food processor attachment but most of the time I just use the personal size. I love using it because I can put on the cap and pour it into the freezer trays. Some recipes you may have to add a little more water or breast milk/formula. Make it the right consistency that is based on your judgement.
For the freezer trays you can either get a fancy one with a lid already or just put plain ole’ plastic wrap tightly on top. I used both and I prefer the one with the lid but the others are only $1 for 2 so you can’t go wrong with that price. Once the chunks of baby goop is completely frozen I put them into marked freezer bags.
Take out a whole day to make a bunch of different flavors and mix them after unthawing. I usually nuke them for 30 seconds from frozen and they are perfect.
I recommend to unthaw your cubes in a bowl before putting them in the pouch. They are freezer safe but not microwave safe, you could also put them in bottle warmer/bowl of hot water if you do want to freeze the pouch.
I will include some of Tinley’s favorite combos as well as my grocery list and if you have any combos leave them in the comments below I would love to try new ones!
Grocery List & Favorite Combonations
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