Baby Food (Baby’s First Foods)

Have you ever made your own baby food??? It’s super fun and quick and easy.

You don’t have to waste your money on a baby bullet or anything fancy, if you have a food processor or blender, that’ll do the trick too!

I’ve made squash, sweet potatoes, carrots, bananas and mangos this way!

Apples, pears, green beans, and even peas work better if you put them through a food mill or if you have a grinder and strainer attachment for your mixer it makes it a breeze! (Not to mention I use these attachments for so much more!)

 

To shop KitchenAid Strainer attachment click here

Be sure to label each container with what is in the jar and the date you made it.

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Baby Food Bananas

Ingredients

  • Bananas medium ripe
  • lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Peel bananas and place in food processor or blender.

  2. Pulse a few times and add a few squirts of lemon juice. Keep pulsing until bananas are completely pureed.

  3. Put in freezer safe containers, label, and freeze until ready to use.

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Baby Food Apples or Pears

Ingredients

  • Apples or Pears

Instructions

  1. Wash  and quarter. Place in a stockpot to boil until soft.

  2. Run through food mill or strainer attachment for KitchenAid mixer.

  3. Place back in a clean stockpot and boil for 5 min. 

  4. Put in freezer safe containers, label, and freeze until ready to use.

Recipe Notes

*** If using a food processor or blender be sure to peel and remove the core before cooking.

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Baby Food Mangos

Ingredients

  • Mangos

Instructions

  1. Wash, peel, and pulse in food processor or blender until completely pureed.

  2. Boil pureed mangos for 5 min.

  3. Place in freezer safe containers, label, and freeze until ready to use.


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Baby Food Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, or Squash

Ingredients

  • Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, or Squash use acorn or butternut squash)

Instructions

  1. Wash, peel, and chop.

  2. Place in a stockpot filled with water and boil until very soft.

  3. Drain water and pulse in a food processor or blender until completely pureed.

  4. Place back in a clean stockpot to boil for 5 min.

  5. Put in freezer safe containers, label, and freeze until ready to use.

Recipe Notes

  • Add water if the puree seems too thick
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Baby Food Peas

Ingredients

  • Peas I use frozen

Instructions

  1. Boil peas in water until soft

  2. Use a slotted spoon to scoop peas into the food mill or strainer attachment for KitchenAid mixer.

  3. Put strained peas back into a clean stockpot to boil for 5 min.

  4. Place in freezer safe containers, label, and freeze until ready to use.

Recipe Notes

*** You can use the food processor or blender, however you make have some pea shells left in your baby food.

*** Add water if the puree seems too thick

 

 

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Baby Food Green Beans

Ingredients

  • Green Beans

Instructions

  1. Snap ends off, wash, and boil until soft if using fresh green beans.

  2. Run through food mill or strainer attachment for KitchenAid mixer.

  3. Put in stockpot and boil for 5 min.

  4. Put in freezer safe containers, label, and freeze until ready to use.

Recipe Notes

  • Green beans may need run through the strainer a few times to get the most out of the beans.
  • If using food processor of blender be sure that there are no strings in the baby food.

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