Most people, when it comes to feeding their babies, simply head to the grocery store, grab a can or bottle of baby food, and then go on their way.
What these people don’t realize is that they are often feeding their babies unhealthy food full of heavily processed ingredients.
It’s much healthier to feed babies natural, homemade food. Most people know this, but they don’t do it because they think it’s impossible to do unless you have some restaurants equipment or other professional gear. However, you don’t need commercial refrigerators, a walkin cooler, or anything else “fancy” to make great homemade baby food.
All you need is the ability to follow a few basic instructions.
A Few Basic Tips for Making Your Own Baby Food
As mentioned, making your baby food is super easy, especially if you can follow a few basic tips.
For starters, make sure that you load up on the right kitchen equipment.
If you can afford it, a baby food maker is a wonderful investment. It will often allow you to steam food, puree food if needed, and, with more advanced models, to actually jar and seal your foods. This can be quite helpful if you like to make a lot of food in advance.
If you don’t want to spring for a baby food maker, however, you can still make plenty of recipes by buying a basic blender or food processor.
In addition to having the right kitchen gear, you should also make sure always to buy high quality, preferably organic ingredients to go into your food. If you don’t, then you are not really feeding your baby anything healthier than all that packaged, processed stuff you’ll find on the shelf at your local grocery store.
1 Homemade Rice Cereal Recipe
One of the most basic and simple homemade baby foods that you can make is basic rice cereal.
The only thing you’ll need to make this recipe is 1/4 a cup of rice powder and a cup of water. You can buy rice powder, or you can make it yourself by grinding rice in your blender, food processor, or baby food machine.
Start by boiling your water. Once boiling, add in the rice powder and stir. You can reduce the heat to a simmer and then serve while warm. If you like, you can also add in fruit, formula, or breast milk according to your baby’s preferences.
2 Baby Friendly Applesauce Recipe
Another fun and easy recipe that you can try is some homemade applesauce.
Depending on how much you want to make, you can cut one to three (or more) apples of your choice into slices.
From there, place the apples in a pan, cover with water, and steam. Once thoroughly steamed, you can mash the apples with a fork or puree for an even smoother texture.
What Are You Waiting For? Get in the Kitchen
As you can see, it’s super easy to make food for your baby. Try these great recipes or experiment to come up with your own. No matter what, your baby is sure to appreciate and thrive on the homemade food.