Anyone out there make your own baby food?
Do you make it and store? can you freeze it? How long is it good in the fridge?
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check out www.wholesomebabyfood.com you can pretty much find what you need there.
but what I do is:
make a small batch of something to see if DS likes it. If he does I'll make a huge batch, put it in ice cube trays, freeze, put in freezer containers. This way I have about 4 or 5 options for him for lunch/dinner. For example, tonight I made him escarole with garlic and olive oil and pureed it with some brown rice - he FREAKED for it. So, tomorrow I'm going to make the rest of the escarole and another batch of brown rice and freeze it all. I may even add some bits of chicken to half of it.
For breakfast he has oatmeal (organic whole oats, not the baby food crap) and I mash a banana to mix in with it. Or the oatmeal and cube of pear or apple sauce that I made and froze.
It's super simple and very reassuring to know that he is really getting the best nutrition wise.
I make some and my LO hasn't even started on foods yet! I steam, puree in the Magic Bullet, freeze in icecube trays, then put into storage bags in the freezer, which should keep for 6 weeks according to the baby food cookbook I got for Christmas. Well, I didn't puree the rice. I pulverized it until it was a powder then whisked it into boiling water and continuously stired for 10 minutes.
So far I have brown rice and cinnamon, carrots and ginger, and apple/pear/cinnamon/nutmeg. The last one I had to stop myself from eating. It was like a liquid apple pie. So delicious!