Baby food. I always used to say, “I’m never going to make my own baby food. Who has time for that? I’ll just pay extra for the pre-made stuff from the store!”
People say, “Never say ‘Never.'”
People are right. Because guess what? I’m making my own baby food. Not only am I making my own baby food, but I am enjoying making my own baby food. Weird, huh?
I found this thing called the Infantino Squeeze Station – it’s pretty awesome.
First, I make my baby food puree. The bonus to making my own purees is that I get to decide what goes in it. For example, instead of just feeding Thomas peas, I mixed zucchini, peas & mint with a little Pink Himalayan Salt. That way his food isn’t so bland and hopefully someday he’ll grow up to like veggies more than his momma does 😉
Then, once the puree is ready to go I pour the puree into the squeeze machine and squeeze it into pouches. I’m not going to feed Thomas purees until he’s 6 months, so I’m freezing the foods that I make. Most of them can be frozen for 3 months.
I’m having so much fun finding different recipes for baby food and I feel incredibly accomplished after I make it! I love knowing exactly what is going into Thomas’ food and I also love that I can add different spices and herbs to give it a little better taste for his enjoyment.
These are the recipes that I’ve tried so far:
- Carrots & Nutmeg
- Yellow Squash & Cilantro – I just steamed my squash. I didn’t roast it.
- Zucchini, Peas & Mint
- Roasted Banana & Cinnamon, Cloves & Nutmeg – I just roasted the bananas like this recipe suggests to do and then I added a pinch of each of the mentioned spices.
I’m sure there will be more to come. Check out the squeeze station if you’re into making your own baby food. It’s pretty awesome!