adventures in baby food making

Top o' the evening to ya! Happy St. Patty's Day! How cute is that little leprechaun?!
I've always said I wanted to make my own baby food once we had a baby. It seemed really easy, much cheaper, AND I like the idea of controlling the ingredients. When I got the iPad, I downloaded the book, Top 100 Baby Purees, by Annabel Karmel. It breaks it down in to stages of your baby. I love it...and everything seems simple & most of the purees are freezable. This week I started making solids for the babe & will definitely continue!

I spent around $5 and made apples, carrots, and broccoli. Not bad! I don't have an actual steamer, so I just added a little bit of water to my pots and simmered until my veg/fruit was tender. Pop it in the food processor and add your simmering water until it reaches the consistency you want. Um, yeah, doesn't get much easier than that!
3 ice cube trays of food later...we are in business & ready to start solids! Carrots and apples were a huge hit. Broccoli, not so much. Ha. No big surprise there!
As you can see, more of the broccoli ends up on him rather than in him.

In other news, my spring break begins tomorrow! {insert a big "holla!!!"} G and I are heading to Atlanta to see my fam and friends on Saturday. It's my first road trip with just baby. Actually, baby #1 (Jack) will be riding in his carseat shotgun while baby #2 (G) rides in the back. Yes, Jack has a carseat. duh. Here's to hoping that we have a quiet car ride! I'm a little bit nervous!


The Guff said...

Thank you so much for sharing! I am excited to start making our own baby food, too.

Elle The Heiress said...

Go you for making your own food!

Natalie said...

I'm going to make my own baby food in a few weeks! Glad you are enjoying it! :)

Mallorie said...

Yay so glad you linked to this to your 2011 highlight post! I know it's early but I'm getting so excited for when I can make baby food!!! you said you started at 6 months? Did you also still breastfeed then too? Just wondering how you did it!