Tuesday, 28 January 2014
instant baby food
This year is a crazy busy one for me, with lots of taxi-ing children around, so I've decided to try and be better organised to stay on top of things! And the latest thing to add to my "to do" list is baby food. I've always made my baby food, as I like them to have healthy fruits and veggies with no added extras, but spur-of-the-moment baby food making is not likely to happen in the next couple of months. Solution? Pre-make it and freeze! Easy, healthy and frugal, especially when I can find some of those veggies in my garden.
It really is so super simple. All I do is boil fruits and vegetables until tender. Put into the food processor with a little of the boiling liquid and puree until it's smooth. As my baby gets older, I'll puree it less to keep some lumps. Then just freeze it in ice cube trays.
When I need a meal for bub, pull out as many cubes as they need. You can also mix and match cubes to create flavours your baby likes. How about sweet potato/zucchini/carrot- yes please! Or pear/apple/peach? So many cool flavours you can make.
I carry the frozen cubes about in little microwavable containers so I can heat them up where ever I go (those things are everywhere now- even in the mother's rooms at the shopping centres). So I've got no excuses, my baby will be well fed!