Healthy Recipes & Fitness Tips

Monday, February 3, 2014

DIY Baby Food 101

Making your own baby food is super easy. You can choose fresh fruit, vegetables, lean meat, oatmeal, greek yogurt and mix and match them to give your baby a well rounded diet.

 
 When starting with making your own baby food use the KISS principle (Keep It Simple Silly). Choose a single fruit or vegetable, steam it until it is soft and then puree it. The puree can be sectioned in ice cube trays and frozen to store for future use.



If you don't have access to a blender you can mash the fruit and veggies by hand and get a little arm workout in while doing it!




 After single fruits and vegetables you can start to mix and match your blends. Some recent combinations I made include:

  • Blueberry, Peach, Greek Yogurt and Oatmeal
  • Acorn Squash, Spinach, Chicken and Apple
  • Acorn Squash, Apple, Carrot and Oatmeal 
Don't be afraid to get creative and experiment with different flavors to see what your baby likes!



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