Whiny Wednesday: How To Make Your Own Baby Food ~ I Heart Heels

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Whiny Wednesday: How To Make Your Own Baby Food

Hi! I'm a new mom and I make my own baby food. I've always wanted to say that because I've always wanted to be one of those. You know, those domestic mamas. Those who cook, clean and sew their own baby clothes all while toting their tot in a handy carrier...and breastfeeding on the side. Well, I can't say I do all of that (and honestly I'm ok with that), but...I do make some of baby L's puréed food now with my new Baby Brezza I was sent and I'm so excited. Because I know what I'm making and that it's good for her! It's also just a tad bit fun... and I can already tell cheaper! (Makes a ton of food from just one veggie!) 

Honestly getting started was the hardest part because the silly thing had been siting on my kitchen counter for a couple months before I even touched it. I had to wash the parts first, and then (finally!) this weekend I attempted using it. I think I was a little intimidated by the whole process, but you know what? Now that I've used it I know it's WAY easy! 

I started very simple so have just puréed sweet potatoes and apples alone. Next I'm going to get fancier and combine things using the recipe booklet included. I also learned I need to add spices like cinnamon in order for baby L not to make a funny (!) sour face. Oh, but it was great. She loved my sweet potatoes and that in itself made me so happy! 
I store all of the food in these cute little silicone pods by Dr. Brown that I bought at Marshall's. They can be frozen this way and contain about a serving. They can also go in the dishwasher and microwave...yay! 

You just fill the steam hole at the back with water...put your chopped up food in the bowl and hit the steam & blend button for however long you need...that's it! I also like to add a touch of water to the bowl to make sure it's extra soft since she doesn't have any teeth yet and has just started solids. I usually steam & blend for 15-20 minutes. The coolest part is after you hit the button it automatically switches from steam to blend FOR you and then it beeps when done (so don't do it during nap time!). You can also steam only or blend only. 

Now I'm just looking for things I can make. I never thought I'd fall in love with a food processor, but looks like I have! My new weekend hobby when I'm not shoe shopping, perhaps. :)

P.S. Don't get me wrong, I still love using organic food pouches as much as the next girl (especially when we're on the go), but so glad this machine saves me some money and from darting out to the store every third day. ;) 

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