Homemade Baby Food

by Kelsey Norwood

in Food

homemade baby food

I have just gone CRAZY in love with making my own baby food. It’s so inexpensive and so easy and probably healthier too. Gus has quite an appetite, and I just keep popping these little cubes into the microwave until he’s satisfied.

Just steam/cook the vegetables and fruits, puree them with water, and freeze in ice cube trays. Transfer to plastic bags and label with the date. So easy! (I use the Beaba Babycook machine, which makes it that much easier, but your stove and a blender will do the job just as well.)

We’ve done yams, sweet potatoes (they are different, you know…), apples, pears, green beans, peaches, and butternut squash. This weekend I’m going to do some peas and carrots also. I use peaches that I bottled and canned green beans. I steam and freeze them all separately and them combine them for his meals, so pear and apple, peas and carrots, pear and peach, apple and peach, butternut squash and yams,… you get the idea.

If you have never tried making your own baby food, give it a shot. I think you’ll like it!


1 Dawna W March 2, 2010 at 1:38 pm

When my children were little I would make their baby food too…none of that store bought stuff for our family! So much healthier and it feels good to know what you are putting into those little bodies!

2 Dawna W March 2, 2010 at 1:39 pm

I commented on a non-contest post.

3 megan loukota March 2, 2010 at 10:05 pm

always made my own in ice cube trays, but you shouldn’t microwave them. the microwave works by heating water molecules so you are zapping all your water soluble vitamins, just thought you might want to know :) I found that a small stainless steel cup in a water bath actually melts the cubes faster and with a little stirring heats more evenly.

4 Kristen March 4, 2010 at 8:16 pm

I made my own baby food with child #2 and had such a blast. She tasted some of the baby food from a jar and would eat none of it. :) So I guess I did well. I also would cook some together such as apple and sweet potatoes, etc, which gave everything a different flavor. I also enjoyed adding fruit such as bananas to the rice cereal.
I would love to hear your feedback on the Beaba Babycook machine.

5 Girly Girlz Bows March 10, 2010 at 2:28 pm

I loved making baby food for my first daughter and definitely plan to do it with my second now too. I wasn’t so die-hard that I didn’t buy the stuff in the store, because I did; but I prefered my own. It is so easy to do when you are in the kitchen doing other stuff to. Basically you just need a steamer basket and food processor (or blender). I bought the trays specifically for baby food ONLY because they had a lid on them and it would protect the food from spilling or smells (should there be any). They were quite expensive but I found them on clearance at Target.

6 Rachel April 13, 2010 at 12:11 am

I have made all my children’s baby food. I think it’s one of the reasons they’re such good eaters now because they’ve always eaten a wide variety of foods. I recently tried to feed my 1-yr-old baby food in a jar, and he wouldn’t eat it! Making your own baby food saves lots of $$.

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