Thursday, September 22, 2016

How to make your own baby food! Chapter 1

    Sweet Potatoes (2 ways without a baby food maker)



NOTE : Making your own baby food is so so much easier than you imagine it to be!

So when you first find out that you are pregnant, there are a million thoughts and emotions that are running through your mind. I'm sure whether or not you are going to buy jar baby food or make your own is definitely not one of them. 

One of the most fun and exciting things to do with your daddy to be / mom / sisters / whoever is nice enough to help, is to create your baby registry! Yayy to picking out adorable themed nurseries, the cutest baby clothes and of course all the crazy gadgets that you have absolutely no idea how to use. 

I almost had a meltdown when I got to the bottle section. Why are there so many different bottles with so many pieces?! 

Anyways I came across a baby food maker and I was like that looks awesome. Let's scan that. 

If you are annoying like me, you check your registry as time goes on and see what has been bought. Wahoo someone got it for me. But then my baby shower came and went and I didn't get it. So a few weeks after my shower I got a surprise in the mail! The baby food maker and I was so excited!

So fast forward to when my daughter was 6 months old and now had the go ahead to start her off on cereal. Next was orange vegetables... which bring me to my first baby food I ever made...

Sweet Potatoes (2 ways)

1
Step 1 - Poke holes in the sweet potato with a fork and bake in the oven for approximately 45 minutes to an hour
Step 2 - Scoop out the sweet potato and mash
Step 3 - Mix in breast milk or formula to make it smoother

2
Step 1 - Peel sweet potato and cut into a few pieces
Step 2 - Boil for approximately 10 minutes or until soft enough to easily pierce with a fork
Step 3 - Throw cooked potato and breast milk or formula into a food processor (or blender) and mix until smooth

THAT'S IT!

If you have a baby food maker it is as easy as peeling the sweet potato, throwing it inside the basket, and pressing a button to steam it. Then when it beeps dump the potato (with breast milk or formula) into the processor, blend, and you are done.


The real beauty is that pictured above is only one sweet potato!!!! It was enough to fill four 2 ounce containers which is more than enough for a few days worth of feeding AND to freeze half. There is no better feeling than having a back up stock of baby food in the freezer. :)


10 comments:

  1. I really wish I made baby food for my kids. Hopefully we'll have another grandchild and I can do it then. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend!

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    1. Yes! My daughter's grandma also helped to make her food sometimes :) thanks for having me!!

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  2. This looks like it would be a lot healthier and cheaper in the long run! Thanks for sharing with the Tips & Tricks Link Party!

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    1. Yes it worked for me :) thanks for having me!!

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  3. We make our own baby food too. I wish more people realized how easy it is. For us, I like knowing exactly what is in it and not having any crazy extra things, like preservatives! BTW, sweet potatoes are one of my 8 month old's favorites. ;)

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    1. Aww I love it! I really do enjoy doing it and agree with you about knowing exactly what your baby is eating :)

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  4. What a great healthy alternative. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing at Dishing It & Digging It. We enjoy seeing your creativity each week! :)

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  5. Great idea -- I used to do this when mine were babies. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday. :)

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    1. I cant wait to do it for baby #2! Thanks for having me :)

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