Let’s Make Homemade Baby Food

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I’ve been mildly obsessed with making Finley food lately. I really enjoyed it when Rowan was little, but since Finley started eating solids I had just been giving her those organic packets. They are pretty darn convenient on the go (especially when your little one learns to suck them out themselves!). Anyway, they are sort of pricey when you think about it. I decided I would just make some food a few weeks ago and I totally forgot how much fun it is. I have the Beaba Baby Cook, which I LOVE so much!! I think it’s so fun because anything goes. You can really come up with any combination you want. Fruit, veggies, spices, grains, the possibilities are endless. All you need to do is fill the streamer basket full and you are on your way. I try new combinations each week. I make a ton and then freeze them all in these containers. Perfect to bring with you on the go.

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Here are a few of the ones I made this week…

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Add ins:

Apple & Cranberry: Just add some multi grain oatmeal to it as you blend. I also added some chia seeds, cinnamon and blended with coconut milk.

Quinoa, Cauliflower & potato: Add already cooked quinoa when you blend. I also added some parmesan cheese and garlic powder. Blend with formula or breast milk.

Sweet potato, apple & carrot: I added some ginger and cinnamon to this mix. I always want to eat it when I heat it up for her.

Nothing is an exact recipe. I just cut a bunch of stuff up and throw it in the steamer. Don’t be nervous! Just have fun!

  1. Mmmm. These are such amazing combinations – you’re making me hungry!! 😉 And how amazing that you’re making Finley all this food… so much more nutritious when it’s homemade!!

    xo
    By The Shore, a life + style blog

  2. Heather •

    You may already know this, but you can buy reusable, refillable pouches to fill with your own recipes! These ones seem like a pretty good bet, but I’d imagine there are several brands:

    http://www.amazon.com/U-Fill-Snack-PackReusable-Refillable-10-Count/dp/B00B4BB9LS

  3. If you really like pouches, check out the Squooshi pouches – you can get them on amazon and fill & reuse. I tend to use them mostly for applesauce and yogurt for my almost 2 year old, but they would be great for purees too, if you want the ease of sucking on them. We love them! 🙂

  4. Courtnee •

    Is this post on pinterest? Such good combos!

  5. What great combinations! I can’t wait to try some of these when my little one is old enough.

  6. Thanks for posting this! My son is only 3 months now but I for sure will be making his own baby food! Can’t wait to try the recipes!

  7. Wow what amazing looking baby food!

  8. Yum!!! These look scrumptious!

  9. Thanx for this post!!!! Such great ideas xo

  10. Yeah, I’m pretty sure I’d eat these. The combinations sound amazing!

  11. Where did you find the containers for your blended food? I’ve used ice cube trays in the past but am looking for alternatives. Thanks for the great ideas!

  12. Hi, there! This is such a great post! I was wondering…do you steam your fruit (like apples) or add it after steaming the vegetables? I have a Beaba and love it, too!

  13. I want to eat all of those!!!

  14. Lindsay Greene •

    Hi Jen!

    What brand is the Tupperware? I’ve been looking for something like those! Thank you.

  15. Lindsay Greene •

    Oh never mind. I’m sorry, I see the link now. Thank you for posting!

  16. My husband and I were inspired by this post to try for our seven month old boy. Thanks!

  17. My daughter is around the same age as Finley and I have also started dicing and roasting veggies. Her favorite is diced carrot and parsnip roasted with a little olive oil, cinnamon and pure maple syrup. I add some diced apples to the mix right at the end of roasting. She eats it right up. Just started with diced butternut squash, onion and thyme. She likes broccoli roasted with some parmesan cheese on it, too. I do like making the baby purees and freezing them, but she tends to like to feed herself. For purees, I have been having luck with prunes or pretty much anything mashed in yogurt these days and feeding her everything else in solid form.

    Just for conversation’s sake, she is also loving scrambled egg yolk (I thin it out with a little water and scramble in a dollop of unsalted butter) and I recently made these sweet potato pancakes that were ridiculously tasty but didn’t bind as well because omitted the egg white:
    http://paleoparents.com/2013/guest-post-katiedid-3-ingredient-sweet-potato-pancakes/

    I love sharing healthy kid foods! Thanks for the post.

  18. Can you freeze these??
    An if you can what’s the best way to freeze it? An how long will it keep??

    Because I’d like to make big batches an take out what I need if I can.

  19. Felicia •

    I want to so badly make my daughters food. With her being breastfed she really doesn’t like the jar foods. thank you for the idea and recipes.

  20. So I’m making my baby food in a baby bull it. I tried to make bananas the other day and it turs brown. What do I do to make it not turn brown??

  21. Valerie •

    Does your daughter like all of these combinations? Just curious. I think I’ll try these with my son!

    To Emily, bananas will always almost instantly turn brown once removed from the peel. I read you can add a sprinkle of lemon juice to preserve the color if it bothers you but the banana being brown doesn’t change the taste and doesn’t mean they’re bad. My son loves bananas and he doesn’t know they’re brown most of the time he eats them! 🙂

  22. This is amazing ! I will definitely be sharing this to all my friends and family who have babies ! great ideas

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