Monday, January 19, 2009

Home Made baby Food

From L-R: Apples & blueberries, squash, spinach/cauliflower/potato, carrot/potato, red lentil with mixed vegetables.

I make my own baby food for several reasons, the main one being that is saves sooo much money! Cooking is an act of love and I don't think Delaney should be the only one in the family I don't do it for! I like knowing exactly what's in her food, and adding this or that to boost nutritional content and flavor. All I do is steam whatever, run it through the food processor (a couple of months ago I'd strain it, but she's a big girl now), sometimes I'll add some breast milk or vegetable stock (form the vegs themselves, not store bought, if it's a little too thick) and put in ice trays to use later. I still buy jar baby food, because it's convenient when we're out all day or out of town, but not often.

Delaney has food allergies (milk), so that's another reason. A lot of jar baby food contains milk or milk derivatives. I'm able to feed her a varied diet without stressing over what's in it. And what keeps me doing it is the fact that she loves it!


The Mom With Brownies said...

I'll have to come back to this if we get an infant for a foster child this year. I love this idea!

Thank you for posting this.

Shelly M.
The Mom With Brownies

Cascia said...

I found your blog from the Mom With Brownies' blog. You have lots of great information here! I've made my own baby food too. It is so much cheaper and you can give your child a wider variety of flavors that way. Great tips! Keep it up!

mavibu said...

Thanks, Cascia & Brownie Mom!