Baby Food Recipes?

@foxyfire33 (10017)
United States
April 7, 2007 6:56am CST
My little one will be starting solids soon. I'd like to make his food rather than use store bought. I was hoping to get some good and simple recipes for fruits and vegetables. If you have any that you know work well please share. Also do I need any special "equipment" to make it?
2 responses
@lightningMD (5937)
• United States
7 Apr 07
i didnt use any recipes i just bought nice fresh veggies and cooked them until very soft,then allowed them to cool and ran them through the blender...i'd keep out the amount i needed for that day and freeze the rest in ice cube trays..then pop the cubes out into zip loc bage then i could just take out how many cubes i needed...i started with veggies like gr. beans,squash,and peas good luck i think you'll like making your own much better for your baby
@foxyfire33 (10017)
• United States
7 Apr 07
Well that sounds easy enough, thanks! Using ice cube trays is a great idea. That probably would have been my next question, how to store it. I'd really like it if I was growing it myself too but it's still way to early in the year for that. At least I can make it though, it's better than nothing!
@wendee (359)
• Canada
7 Apr 07
You could also use a cookie shett lined with wax paper and then drop spoonfuls on. put in freezer until frozen then transfer to a plastic baggie to store in the freezer.
@foxyfire33 (10017)
• United States
7 Apr 07
That is another good idea. It would probably depend on how much freezer space at the time but definitely something to keep in mind. Thanks!
@aweins (4203)
• India
7 Apr 07
Some Foods such as banana and other ripe fruits , require only a fork for mashing . Apotato masher also works well to puree cooked apples , winter squash, potatoes, or carrots . be sure to remove lumps , pieces of skin , strings or seeds before feeding to baby. A fine mesh seive or strainer may be used to strain cooked foods. boil the vegetables and make a puree in the mixer, make your baby eat this. it is very healthy for the baby as well as the mother and if you re feeding ten you can take the same things for yourself too. Most of the food cn be pureed in a blender. You can also cook a handful of brown rice, cook it well until soft and smooth, mix it with some soup, veggies, curd. this is a very nutritious and a healthy cereal for your baby. Steaming is the best method for preserving the vitamins and minerals in the food. Place the food in the sieve basket , seive, r colander bove boiling water and cook in the rising steam. Microwave cooking is also a way which is very quick. try to make this , it is given by my mom, :- 1 pound fresh greens 1 tbsp water 3 tbsp fruit juice wash the leaves throughly .Steam most greens 5-15 minutes , leaving the lid off for the first few minutes . Puree in blender with the water and juice. you can also try this basic vegetable recipe:- Donot add any salt, sugar or fat in it. 1 cup cooked fresh orfrozen vegetables without salt . u can use potatoes green beans, peas, carrot , yellow squash. 4-8 tbsp cooking liquid or water. Press vegetable chunks through a seive or baby food mill , thining it with cooking liquid or formula to eating consistency . or you can simply puree vegetables and liquid in blender until smooth. you can serve as well as freeeze. Like my mom always wanted the baby to eat fruits as well as veggies so she use to make this :- 3/4 cup ripe fruit , u cn try it with peaches, banana, nectarines, pers, apricot, apples....... 1 tsp unsweetened fruit juice 1 tsp lemon flavored water or 1 tsp lemon juice . Remove the skin and seeds from the fruit. puree the ingredients in bby food mill or a blender until smooth . serve or you can keep this in your refrigerator. i dont think u need any special equipment for anything what i have written down for you because my mom makes things ina very easy way.
@foxyfire33 (10017)
• United States
7 Apr 07
That is a great idea for the rice cereal! I hadn't even thought of that. Thank you so much for the recipes. I'll be sure to print them out for when I need them. I really appreciate you providing them for me. Your mom sounds like a wise women keeping it all simple like that.