Baby food is a pretty delicate thing. After all, it’s filled with all of the nutrients that your baby is relying on in order to grow up healthfully. Green parents are often in the market for organic baby foods, but why not make your own organic baby food? Gwyneth Paltrow manages to find time to make her own organic baby food and I’m pretty sure you can find the time, too. Plus, you’ll sleep more soundly knowing precisely what is going into your baby’s food.
The basic elements of baby food are the same elements for your own food: fruits, veggies, protein, and grains. When it comes down to fruit and veggies, you should steam them just a little bit to ensure that they’ll be soft enough for mashing. Grains should be rinsed and meats, if used, should be cooked thoroughly. Use the same organic food that you would normally buy in order to make delicious and organic food for your baby.
All food should go into a blender, food processor, or grinder. Add a little bit of water and puree the food of your choice.
If you need to freeze your baby food, try freezing it in an ice cube tray. This works wonderfully and you can thaw out however many cubes of food you want in the future easily.
Some suggestions for food to use:
Carrots, Broccoli, Spinach, Butternut Squash, Strawberries, Apples, Pears, Peaches, Bananas, Salmon, Tuna, Chicken, Soy, Eggs, Rice