Thursday, April 28, 2011


Most people pick up baby food at the grocery store. At the stores I go to, there are two options - Gerber and Earth's Best (is that the right name?). Anyway, I'm digressing in sentance number two. I make our baby food. Its really easy. Plus, how better to get a kid hooked on fresh produce than to start them on it.

Making baby food is really quite simple. I think I also jsut said its easy. Whatev. I've told lots of friends how easy it is and they have all seemed suprised. So, for those that are interested (and those that aren't but keep reading any way - love you!), here is how it works.

Step 1: Pick out awesome produce at the grocery store, farmers market or your own backyard.

Step 2: Wash and prep as you would for grown ups. For green beans, snap the ends. For carrots, peel and cut into pieces. You get the idea.

Step 3: Steam or boil till soft. Don't season.

Step 4: Check periodically. When the food can easily be cut with a fork, put it in the food processor. Add water. More water = more runny. For carrots about level three Gerber consistency use about half the height of the carrots in the food processor.

Step 5: Blend on low, then high.

Step 6: Spoon into ice cube trays and freeze.

Step 7: After frozen, remove from ice cube trays and put into freezer bag until ready to use.

Step 8: Place in fridge in time to defrost and serve. (If you forget, use the defrost setting on your microwave. We do at least once a day.)

Easy peazy.

Oh - did I mention so cheap. Healthy, cheap and easy. Big kids can help. Could anything be better? I mean really it could, but kid friendly, not so sure?

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