I will not assume that I am the only one who does this – but I thought I’d share some more tips on how I prepare baby food ahead of time. (You can read about steaming vegetables for baby food here)
Making Baby Food!
As you see here, I have a couple of items steaming. I try to use as little water as possible and keep the pans covered so the vitamins don’t go up in steam. Note: keep a good eye on your pans – I have had a couple of scorched incidents. And there is no worse mess than scorched apples!
Here are some items you may need:
A fork to test for done-ness, a spoon to spoon out your veggies/fruit, an immersion blender (or food processor), a spatula, and storage containers.
Once I have purreed my veggies I use two types of storage systems.
1: One larger container (like the Avent one) for the first day. On the first day of trying something new I give him the pure fruit or vegetable unmixed.
2: I use ice cube trays to freeze them in smaller quantities. This way I can take out just what I want and mix them up to make yummy meals.
Once they are frozen I store them in freezer bags – labeling the bags with a permanent marker. Be sure to also date your bags – you should not keep them in the freezer for longer than 3 months (1 month is optimal).
…and that’s my system. It is so easy and practical!
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Rosilind, a Pacific Northwest native, is a missionary living in Croatia and married to her hero. Together they live in the country with their 2 active boys where she enjoys fruity candles and a hot cup of herbal tea on a blustery fall evening. She holds an Associates of Practical Theology and is passionate about discipling and encouraging women. Her passion for writing led her to author a number of books. She is the author of A Little R & R where she encourages women to find contentment in what God created them to be. She can also be found at these other places on a regular basis. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google +.