We’ve collected the basic recipes for homemade baby food that our moms have been using for years. The best thing about making homemade baby food – besides selecting your own fresh ingredients – is having the creativity to blend flavors and concoct delicious food for your child. Use the basic recipes as a guideline and a starting point and embellish on them to develop a well-rounded menu of healthy, great-tasting homemade baby food.
Make & Take Baby Food Party
If several moms in your group of friends are making homemade baby food for their children, consider having everyone over for a morning devoted to baby food making with the yummy take-home treat of new recipes for your baby to try.
Pureed Fruit Recipe
1/2 cup of cooked fruit
2 – 4 tbl. water
This recipe is perfect for apples, peaches, nectarines, pears, plums, berries and most other fruit. Once cooked, remove skin and seeds. Puree ingredients in a food mill or blender until smooth.
Pureed Vegetable Recipe
1/2 cup of cooked vegetables
2 – 4 tbl. water
Start with sweet potatoes, peas, yellow squash, potatoes and zucchini. Once your baby has enjoyed the vegetables alone and not shown any alergic reactions, try combinations like carrots & peas, or potatoes and green beans. Once cooked, remove skin and seeds. Puree ingredients in a food mill or blender until smooth, using extra liquid to reach a smooth consistency.
Simple Pureed Meat Recipe
1/2 cup of cooked lean meat – chicken, beef, turkey or pork
2 – 4 tbl. water or meat broth
Remove fat, skin and connective tissue from meat and cook slowly in water over low heat. Once cooked, remove skin and seeds. Puree ingredients in a food mill or blender until smooth, using extra liquid to reach a smooth consistency.
No Cooking Required Fruits
Melons – when your baby is already eating melons raw
Cooking Required Fruits and Vegetables
Preparing frozen fruits and vegetables for use in homemade baby food
Cook frozen fruits and vegetables thoroughly if you’re planning to use them for homemade babyfood. Once cooked, the previously frozen ingredients can be safely frozen again in the form of pureed baby food.
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