Saturday, March 6, 2010

Making Baby Food

Some of you have asked about how on to make your own baby food. Here is my simple steps that I use to save a ton of money, provide super healthy food, and eat locally:)
Squash (there are different kinds and of course this is winter/or butternut squash) is such a wonderful first food and requires very little preparation.
Cut the squash in half lengthwise, scoop out seeds and strings.
Turn it over with flesh side down and fill your baking dish with about an inch of water in bottom.
Cook at 350 for about an hour.

You want the skin to shrink up and the squash to give when you touch.
Let is cool just a bit and scoop out all of the squash into a blender, food processor, or food mill. (Your preference). I would suggest blender for squash and make sure you have a bit of water at your side to add into the puree for thinning.

Once you have completed all those steps, pour your product into individual containers (for those babes on the go) or ice cube trays and freeze.
After a couple of hours, pop out the cubes of food from the trays and store in bulk in a freezer container in the freezer.
Each cube is roughly 1 oz or 1 serving size for beginners:)

Hope this helps, please comment on your experiences, recipes, or memories of feeding your babies!

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