My little friend Avery came to my house this week to help me with this article. He just about 11 months old and a professional baby food taster! Avery is the perfect guy to help out because he really lets you know if he likes something or not. Avery enjoys walks in his stroller, kissing puppies, smiling at pretty ladies, and of course, getting into trouble.
I am not saying I am an expert at baby food making by any means. But I have done my research and it seems as though the process is pretty much the same for most foods. Below I have included the recipes that Mr. Avery tried and he loved them! The extra food I set into ice cube trays and had Mommy freeze as soon as she got home. She will be able to use these premade meals for up to 2 months! I hope you enjoy my first adventure on making baby food!
1 Butternut squash
Cut squash in half and clean out seeds. Place face down in cake pan with about ¾ inch water and cover with tin foil. Bake in preheated oven at 400 degrees for about 40-45min. When you take the squash out of the oven the peel should come off very easily. Place into separate bowl and save water in case you need to make the consistency smoother when you mix.
Peel and chop pears into even chunks. Add just a little water in the bottom of a sauce pan and bring it to a boil. You want to steam the pears, not boil them. Steam until tender.
Place pears in a food processor and blend until desired consistency. Mix into squash. Enjoy!
4 sweet potatoes
1-1 ½ cup carrots
Peel and cut potatoes into even chunks. Add enough water at bottom of sauce pan to bring to boil to steam potatoes till soft. Mash and set aside. Steam carrots until tender. Do not save water to add in (there is a concern about Nitrates entering baby food). Discard extra carrot water. Mash and mix together with sweet potatoes. Enjoy!