Do-it-yourself baby food doesn't have to be a daunting task, or even difficult to make. How to Make Baby Food for your baby is simply a matter of picking out the right food, the right appliance, and combining the 2 using the right technique to prepare the food.
Picking out the right food for your baby is important. Purchasing jarred baby food can give parents a false sense of security since all the foods are fortified with nutrients. Regrettably, fortified nutrients are oftentimes not easily absorbed by babies [the same is for older children and adults]. You're better off to buy good healthy foods for your baby and make food the food at home yourself because this ensures your baby gets all the nutrients they need in a healthy form.
So you want to know how to make baby food? So what are the best foods for your growing baby? Well your baby requires lots of protein, and babies as well need a good supply of fat. Your baby's brain is growing at an astonishing rate and it's largely the fats they eat that fuel this growth. Red meat and fish supply your baby with a lot of nutrition...Red meat gives them plenty of iron and can be digested easily. Grass-fed meats and fish have high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids that are crucial for a intelligent, happy baby. Veggies also are a good source of nutrients you should include in your babies diet.
Credit: AmazonThe basic appliance for making baby food is a baby food maker. Also referred to as a blender which makes smooth yummy purees for your baby. As your baby starts growing a baby food mill or normal food mill can be very useful. But a good quality blender is one appliance you want to have. Even when your baby is eating normal table foods, you'll be able to still use your blender to make smoothies that are packed full of nutrition...And toddlers love them to, make your smoothies with fruits and vegetables...It's an easy way to get them to eat there vegetables!
Preparing your own baby food is very important and is an vital step on learning how to make baby food yourself. Start out by preparing the foods you want to make for them. If you're going to using meats, simmer them lightly in a stock or water until they're cooked through and through. Steam or lightly boil veggies until soft. Steaming is oftentimes the favored method and takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes depending on the vegetable being used. A handy appliance that does everything is a baby food processor and can save you a lot of time.
Let your vegetables cool for a few minutes..Your meat will have a much smoother consistency if you put them in the fridge before blending. Blend the meat until it looks like a powder, then mix in your liquid.
Credit: AmazonMaking that perfect baby food is pretty simple...Just make sure you're using wholesome foods that provide all the nutrients your baby requires. A wide assortment of meats and veggies with fruits provide your baby with lots of protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. A blender will be a big help in the kitchen for making easy super foods for your little one, and you'll be able to use it into their toddler years.
Careful care to the cooking process makes those perfect purees. Remember, IF you ever have an hour or more [spare time] you can make your baby's food ahead of time and freeze it small containers for those times when your short of time!