Easy-Squeezy Homemade Baby Food
Okay let’s talk mom-to-mom for a second about feeding kids. I’m about to share one of the best kept secrets of must-have baby items. Ready?
How quick do you go through those squeeze pouches of baby food or applesauce? Those things add up when you’re looking for easy, on the go baby food!
These reusable baby food pouches are the absolute BEST- I kid you not. It is so much cheaper (and healthier) to make your own baby food and buy things like Apple sauce and yogurt in a big container rather than the specially packed and preservative loaded squeeze pouches.
There’s lots of brands out there but I found this 10 pack for $9 on Amazon that’s been awesome. These suckers are dishwasher and freezer safe and a total lifesaver. These have little screw on lids and this set includes a funnel for easy, mess free filling.
Now comes the question of, would you actually realistically use these? YES. Even if you might not be into making and pureeing your own (I’ll touch more on that below) applesauce and yogurt are awesome and healthy options for these.
If you’re like me, the thought of boiling vegetables and pureeing them sounds a little intimidating. I’ve found some great, easy baby food recipes for beginners. You can use a blender, or I have a Magic Bullet that’s just the right size to whip up something quick.
Avocado, Pear + Kiwi Purée
From Baby Foode Blog
1/2 peeled pear
1/4 peeled and pitted avocado
2 peeled kiwis
Blend until smooth and creamy. Add water, formula or breastmilk if too thick.
Banana, Coconut, Cinnamon Purée
From Baby Foode Blog
1/2 banana peeled
1-2 TBS full fat coconut milk
Pinch of cinnamon
Blend until smooth and add more coconut milk if needed.
Veggie Food Combination ideas:
(Use steamed vegetables and add water, formula or breastmilk to get to right consistency) tip: want to make it real easy? Buy frozen veggies and simply microwave them before blending!
-Peas and Carrots
-Broccoli and pineapple
-Peas, Spinach and pears
-butternut squash and quinoa
-avocado and banana
This is also a great article by Meraki Lane with tips and recipes for beginners.