How to Make Batches of Homemade Baby Food
Before you begin, make sure all surfaces have been thoroughly cleaned with mild soap and water.
Step 1: Decide which foods you will prepare. If you prepare a variety of fruit, vegetables, and proteins (meat, seafood, poultry, etc), you can mix-n-match the cubes after they are frozen for endless combinations. Put each food into three categories on your counter: (1) No Cook, (2) Bake, and (3) Steaming/Boiling.
Step 2: Remove skins, seeds, pits, stems from each food (where applicable). For potatoes & squash, you can bake with skin on and scoop out the tasty inside.
Step 3: Cook using your preferred cooking method. Cook fruit and vegetables until tender and cook proteins (meat, poultry, seafood, etc) thoroughly. Test with a meat thermometer to ensure proper doneness.
Step 4: Cool each food and puree each food separately in a blender, adding filtered/purified water or breastmilk until desired consistency is reached. Freeze in ice cube trays for 24 hours. Remember to wash the blender thoroughly between each puree.
Basic Tools for Homemade Baby Food
- Blender or Food Processor
- Baking sheet and deep baking dishes
- Stockpot or large pot
- Steamer basket insert or steamer
- Slotted spoons and mixing bowls
- Freezer bags, permanent marker and plastic wrap
- 8-10 Ice Cube Trays or 10-12 freezer trays w/lids or 12-16 sets of Baby Cubes