Bianca Lively: Baby Food In 5 Steps Or Less

4/19/14

Baby Food In 5 Steps Or Less




Sophia started solids about two months ago. 
And she absolutely loves it! 
Now, many people say to wait till the baby is about 6 months. 
I decided to start when she seemed ready. 

And at four months, she was beyond ready. 
We wanted to start her on veggies first, only because I was told by her pediatrician that
if we started her on fruits, she would get accustom to the sweetness of them
and eventually not want to try any veggies…

I sure do hope she is right, because we started her on straight veggies.
 But, to each is own. And if you want to start your baby on fruits first
go right ahead sista!... or brotha.  


Lets get started on:
 How To Puree Baby Food 

First I bought all organic veggies and fruits. Why you ask? Because all though she will 
eventually eat non organic things like her momma and papa, 
it was her first time trying food, 
so I felt organic was the way to go.

Foods You Want To Purchase:
  • carrots
  • peas
  • sweet potatoes
  • squash
  • avocado
  • zucchini   
  • pears
  • apples
  • bananas
What I did with each and every veggie and fruit is I washed them all really well. 
Make sure your surfaces and hands are washed and cleaned also.

Carrots: 
1: Peel and chop up finely.
2: Steam for about 15 minutes
3: Blend them with about 1/4 cup of water. More or less water till you get the perfect puree for your baby.
4. Freeze in an ice cube tray. Once frozen you want to grab a freezer bag and put the name and date on it. Add the frozen puree into the bag. Should last about 3-4 months in the freezer.

Peas:
1. Steam for about 10-15 minutes.
2: Blend with 1/4 cup of water. More or less water till you have the perfect puree for your baby.
3: Run it through a strainer and throw away the leftover skins. Baby can choke on them if they don't know how to swallow it correctly.
4. Freeze in an ice cube tray. Once frozen you want to grab a freezer bag and put the name and date on it. Add the frozen puree into the bag. Should last about 3-4 months in the freezer.

Sweet Potatoes: You can find a step by step in photo's here.
1: Preheat oven to 425. Bake until soft when pierced for about 45-50 minutes.
2: Peel skin off and blend with 1/4 cup of water. More or less water till you get the perfect puree for your baby.
3: Freeze in an ice cube tray. Once frozen you want to grab a freezer bag and put the name and date on it. Add the frozen puree into the bag. Should last about 3-4 months in the freezer.

Squash: 
1: Cut squash in half lengthwise and remove seeds with a spoon.
2: Bake at 400 for 30-45 minutes until soft.
3. Peel and cut squash once cooled then steam for about 15 minutes.
4: Blend in 1/4 cup of water. More or less water till you have the perfect puree for your baby.
5: Freeze in an ice cube tray. Once frozen you want to grab a freezer bag and put the name and date on it. Add the frozen puree into the bag. Should last about 3-4 months in the freezer.

Avocado: 
1: Peel and remove pit from avocado.
2: Chop and blend with 1/4 cup of water. More or less water till you have the perfect puree for your baby.
3: Freeze in an ice cube tray. Once frozen you want to grab a freezer bag and put the name and date on it. Add the frozen puree into the bag. Should last about 3-4 months in the freezer.

Zucchini: 
1: Chop finely and steam for about 15 minutes.
2: Blend without water first. (Zucchini has a lot of water already). Add more water till you have the perfect puree for your baby.
3. Freeze in an ice cube tray. Once frozen you want to grab a freezer bag and put the name and date on it. Add the frozen puree into the bag. Should last about 3-4 months in the freezer.

Pears:
1: Peel and chop pear. Remove the middle seeds (pit).
2: Steam for about 5-10 minutes
3: Blend with 1/4 cup of water. More or less water till you have the perfect puree for your baby.
4. Freeze in an ice cube tray. Once frozen you want to grab a freezer bag and put the name and date on it. Add the frozen puree into the bag. Should last about 3-4 months in the freezer.

Apples: 
1: Peel, core and chop.
2: Boil for about 10 minutes. Until soft.
3: Blend with 1/4 cup of water. More or less water till you have the perfect puree for your baby.
4: Freeze in an ice cube tray. Once frozen you want to grab a freezer bag and put the name and date on it. Add the frozen puree into the bag. Should last about 3-4 months in the freezer.

Bananas: 
1: Peel, cut banana.
2: Blend and add desired amount of water. More or less water till you have the perfect puree for your baby.
3: Freeze in an ice cube tray. Once frozen you want to grab a freezer bag and put the name and date on it. Add the frozen puree into the bag. Should last about 3-4 months in the freezer.

Super Easy! If I can do it, anyone can…

I would wait 3-4 days in between each to introduce another. Just so you can find out if she/he has any allergic reactions to something. She loves her solids though!!

xoxo
Bianca


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