Category: Baby Food


Organic Baby Mashed Avocado

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado

Directions

  • Cut avocado in half
  • Remove seed
  • Scoop out meat and discard peel
  • Mash the avocado with a potato masher until smooth
  • If consistency is too thick add a small amount of filtered water

1. Store no longer than 48 hours in the fridge

2. Some references say that it takes 15-21 tries for a baby to determine if they “like” or “dislike” the food they are tasting

3. Do not store food that has been contaminated by baby’s saliva – discard this food to avoid growth of bacteria.  Transfer food from container to feeding bowl and discard any unfinished portions.

4. Store food in fridge or freezer within 2-3 hours.  Wait until food has cooled down before transferring to fridge or freezer

1. Transfer puree into ice cube tray for freezing

2. Fill each cube with puree

3. There are special freezer trays available for babyfood from oxo, kidco and other brands

4. Each cube is about one ounce

5. You may transfer the frozen cubes to a freezer bag and label it with the date it was made on

6. Use the cubes within one month of freezing

 

Refer to http://wholesomebabyfood.com/baby-food-freezing-chart.htm for more information of freezing and refrigerating specific foods

1. Steam vegetable or fruit (not all of them need to be steamed, for example – avocado)

2. Place vegetable or fruit into blender, food processor, hand blender or magic bullet

3. Set aside water used to boil fruit or vegetable (this liquid preserves the nutrients that may have leached into water during steaming)

4. Set your machine to puree or blend

4. As you are pureeing, use the water set aside to puree vegetable or fruit to desired consistency

Organic Baby Pear Puree

Ingredients

  • 1 Pear
  • Filtered water

Direction

  • Peel pear and cut into cubes
  • Steam pear with filtered water
  • Once pear is tender, puree in blender or food processor with filtered water used to steam pears

Organic Baby Golden Sweet Potato

Ingredients

  • Organic golden sweet potato
  • Filtered water

Directions

  • Peel and dice sweet potato
  • Steam until tender
  • Puree in blender or food processor with filtered water until desired consistency is reached

Organic Baby Butternut Squash

Ingredients

  • Butternut squash peeled and cubed, with inside seeds removed
  • Filtered water

Directions

  • Steam butternut squash in filtered water until tender enough to puree
  • Put squash into a blender or food processor
  • Add water and blend until desired consistency is reached

Organic Baby Carrot Puree

Ingredients

  • 1 large carrot
  • filtered water

Directions

  • Steam carrots in steamer pot until tender
  • Place carrots into blender or food processor
  • Blend and add water until desired consistency is reached

Simple Suggestions for Finger Foods for Babies

1. Diced avocadoes

2. Peeled seedless organic grapes

3. Ripe mango cubed

4. Steamed broccoli – small stems

5. Soft boiled peas

6. Steamed green beans

7. Steamed & cubed soft sweet potato

8. Steamed & cubed butternut squash

9. Steamed & sliced carrots

10. Cubed tofu

11. Small shreds or cubes of chicken, fish

12. Diced soft steamed organic peach

13. Diced melon

14. Squished blueberries

15. Diced ripe banana

16. Diced ripe pear

17. Scrambled egg yolks

18. Soft cooked brown rice pasta

19. Diced kiwi

20. Soft cubes of steamed apple

Steaming vegetable and fruits is a better way to cook them since less nutrients are lost with this method.  When vegetables and fruits are submerged in hot water, like they are when they are boiled much more nutrients are lost.  Therefore when making fresh baby food or when preparing vegetables as a side, steaming is preferred. Steaming times vary from vegetable to vegetable and fruit to fruit.  Baby food should be steamed until vegetable or fruit is tender.