How to make baby food
Tiffany's process for making baby food from scratch:
- Steam or boil the heck out of any fruit, vegetable or legume until soft. Transfer to a bowl (if necessary, drain first).
- Using an immersion blender, puree it all up.
- Transfer to ice cube trays for small portions, muffin trays for larger and freeze.
- Once frozen, transfer to Ziploc bags and label.
When you're ready to use, thaw in the microwave, in the fridge or in a small saucepan. You can get creative and mix potatoes and applesauce, lentils and carrots, the possibilities are unlimited!
You can also steam some rice and add it to your concoctions. Need to add some fat? Coconut milk works well.
Want to learn more? Or get some recipe ideas? Check out the British book Baby and Child Vegetarian Book by Carol Timperley.
I couldn't find the book Tiffany recommended on Amazon (US), but I've heard "Super Baby Food" (Ruth Yaron) is good for recipes and tips.
Do you have a favorite source for homemade baby food recipes and how-to?
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