I never really thought I would enjoy making baby food but it’s actually really fun. You can even make it really easy for yourself and buy pre-peeled and pre-cut veggies from your grocery store. I personally don’t do that because I enjoy cutting everything up and washing everything my way.
With a food processor, ice cube trays, and a steaming basket I can make a months worth of food in a day.
Today I made peas for my Rylie girl and they turned out really great! Peas are easiest to make if you just buy the frozen ones that come in the steamer bag. I steam them in the microwave and just dump them right into my food processor. When they are done being puréed I put them into ice cube trays and put them right into the freezer. Once they are frozen I put them into gallon size freezer bags date them and they are ready for when I need them.
I was able to make 14 jars worth for $4. You can’t buy organic baby food anywhere for that price. Not to mention it is so much fresher than jarred food you buy at the grocery store.
So far I have made her squash, sweet potatoes, avocados, apples, pears and bananas. She hasn’t disliked anything yet. It’s so satisfying knowing my baby is eating something that I made! It’s definitely not for everyone. It does require a little bit of effort but if you enjoy cooking give it a try. You might really like it.
I use ice cube trays with covers so I don’t have to put them in freezer bags.
I find it so convenient that I can steam the peas right in the bag.
I love our Black and Decker food processor. I’ve never had a problem with it and it’s fairly inexpensive.
Two bags of peas filled two ice cube trays. This equals about 14 jars of food.