5.27.2014

Baby Food - Apples & Sweet Potatoes

I am so excited to try make Jackson his own baby food! Making baby food is so easy, and fun to make. You can get really creative with the mixtures too. Over the weekend I made apples, apples and sweet potatoes, and just regular sweet potatoes. I really don't want to buy baby food, when I can make it at home. Even though Jackson won't be able to eat this for another month, I figured I would start making it now. You can make it, and store in the freezer for about four months. Plus, this will work well with our paleo lifestyle!


 
 
The best part is you don't really need some crazy baby food making machine. When I had my daughter Charlotte I was given the Baby Bullet, and I used that to make smoothies. You also don't need to invest in crazy trays for the food. I used an ice tray, poured the food, froze, and then removed the food. I am storing the food in individual labeled freezer bags. The baby bullet did come with a tray too that I am using, but I really like the ice cube tray better.



Apple Puree Baby Food
  • four medium sized apples
  • bake at 375 for about 45 minutes - or until soft (I stuck a fork in the middle to check for softness)
  • let cool
  • remove skin
  • cut the apple around the core
  • add apples to blender or food processor
  • add water - I did not measure, but added a little at a time until I had the desired consistency that I wanted
  • pour mixture into trays, and cover with plastic wrap
  • freeze
  • remove food from trays, and place into labeled freezer bags

 
 

Sweet Potatoes & Apples
  • two medium sized apples
  • one sweet potato
  • bake at 375 for about 45 minutes - or until soft (I stuck a fork in the middle to check for softness)
  • let cool
  • remove skin from apples, and sweet potato
  • cut the apple around the core
  • add apples, and sweet potato to blender or food processor
  • add water - I did not measure, but added a little at a time until I had the desired consistency that I wanted
  • pour mixture into trays, and cover with plastic wrap
  • freeze
  • remove food from trays, and place into labeled freezer bags
 
 
 
 
Cannot wait to share more fun recipes! 

xoxo, p&c 
 

2 comments:

  1. I am a mother of twins and I could not live without the Wean Meister freezer pods. I loved their modern design, but they were super functional! The whole tray is silicone, including the lid, so no freezer burn. They have 9 pods, so 9 meals, each 2.5oz. These trays are BPA free and use a grade of silicone that is actually higher than the FDA grade, making them safer for babies. The food pops out very very easily, which was a huge problem with some other brands. You can get them here: www.nurturedsprouts.com

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