If you’re a new mom and debating on whether you should make your baby’s first bits of real food wonder no more! Homemade baby food might seem like a challenge but it’s really easier than you think. I have been making Tristan’s baby food since he was 6 months old and I have really enjoyed it because I have become more creative in the kitchen. Plus I appreciate that I have the responsibility to develop his palette so that he’s a good eater later in life who will hopefully like a variety of food. I will admit that in preparing his food he definitely eats better than the hubs and I and I suspect this pattern will continue as he grows.
So what do you need for homemade baby food? Two of the items you may already have on hand and then you will just need to purchase the third. To see if you’re ready to start making home made baby food continue reading.
Hand Blender – This nifty tool is the gift that keeps on giving. My mom purchased mine when I first got married and I used it for soups, smoothies, sauces and more. Pretty much anything I didn’t want to put in the blender because it took too much work to clean. I know I’m not the only one who hates cleaning their blender. But this will become a key in your homemade baby food arsenal as it pulverizes anything in its midst into a smooth velvety texture easy for baby to eat and digest.
Apple Slicer / Corer – When my husband nabbed one of these at Bed Bath and Beyond I just knew it was going to be a useless kitchen gadget that would end up with all the others we had purchased over time because we thought we needed it and then never used it. And I was right up until I found myself preparing baby food. This gadget has earned it’s keep since I have been making baby food. I have used it for apples, pears, potatoes and more.
Kiddo Feedo Storage Container – This is the best food storage ever! I love these little pods bc not only can you use them to freeze baby food in but you can also throw these suckers in the oven and bake with them! Talk about versatile! I have made so much baby food in advance for Tristan that it really has saved me a lot of time and effort in making his meals. I have four containers and I would urge anyone thinking about baby food storage to invest in these. They are easy to clean and store and you can throw them in the dishwasher or microwave. Super versatile and I can’t say enough about them.