Easy Baby Food Recipes for your baby when he reache the six months of age, you can safely introduce solid foods as long as she is showing signs she is ready and you have already
discussed starting solids with your pediatrician. Cooking meals for your baby
is easy, fun, and rewarding.
In this article you’ll find the tools you need to get started, the requisites of food safety, and how to prepare and store baby purees.
You’ll learn all about making large quantities to freeze for later use and how to
make the consistency perfect for your baby at each developmental stage.
How to get Equipped, Armed, and Prepared for your easy baby Food recipes !
If you go into any kitchen supply store, you will find a gadget for everything,
which can add up really quickly if you try to buy it all!
Instead, save your money to purchase the organic food you need and leave the unnecessary
gadgets at the store.
You probably own all the things you need to make food for your baby.
Not to mention, too many gadgets can overwhelm your kitchen with clutter, which will only drive you out of it.
Keep your kitchen as serene as possible. Put fresh flowers out on your counter each week and maybe keep a radio or small television handy for company.
Keep clutter off the counters and leave only the most commonly used practical items at hand.
The first step to getting started making food for your little one is making sure you are
relaxed and ready for this great experience!
If you can’t find what you did with the steaming contraption or your pantry is in chaos and you can’t find the rice cereal, that’s a recipe for a hot mess!
Tools of the Trade that you need to get started making organic baby purees:
Easy Homemade Baby Food Using Everyday Kitchen Tools
• Large cutting board
• Large chef’s knife
• Small paring knife
• Vegetable peeler
• Wooden spoons
• Measuring cups and spoons
• Baking sheets
• Stock pot
• 2-quart saucepan
• 12-inch nonstick skillet
• Baking dishes
• Mixing bowls
• Cooling rack
• Large pot with steamer insert or collapsible steamer
• Meat thermometer
• Fine mesh stainless-steel strainer
• Blender or mini food processor
• Food mill
• Ice cube trays
• Plastic wrap
• Freezer bags
• Black permanent marker for labeling
As you can see, making and preparing healthy organic food for your baby
doesn’t require a large investment. You may find that you only need a few
items from the list.
How wonderful is that? Read on to learn about the pieces
of equipment that will truly become indispensable when making organic baby
A steamer basket fits nice and snug in a medium to large pot for steaming small batches
of food. Many pots and pans sets come with a steamer basket. You can also use a rice or
vegetable steamer if you have one on hand.
FINE MESH STAINLESS STEEL STRAINER
The holes in your pasta colander are too large to catch fine seeds and excess fibers that
didn’t get puréed enough for your infant to tolerate, but a strainer will do the trick. A
stainless-steel strainer will resist rust and can last for years.
BLENDER OR MINI FOOD PROCESSOR
Any blender or food processor that has a purée function will work perfectly for making
baby food purées. Blenders that have large glass pitchers are best for making large
quantities and transferring hot liquids and food. Be sure that you have enough capacity
for the amount of baby food you intend to make.
Blenders are more practical because they can stay out on your counter, making it easy to whip up baby food without bringing out an extra appliance. A mini food processor is good for grinding up grains for cereals,nuts, or other hard foods.
A handheld blender makes it easy to puree small meals in their own containers. Some also
come with attachable containers that allow them to serve the same function as a mini food
processor as well!
Food mills are great for puréeing foods with skins or husks such as corn, blueberries, and
green beans for young babies. All the food will get mashed, but the indigestible portion
stays on the top.
ICE CUBE TRAYS
Ice cube trays are handy for freezing purées into small portions that can be used later.
Once frozen, you pop them out and into storage bags for your freezer.
Each ice cube sized portion is equivalent to 2 tablespoons or about 1 ounce.
The cubes can easily be mixed together, and you can grab as many as you need to make your desired portion.
The best part about using ice cube trays is that they stack, they don’t take up a lot of freezer
space, and they are so inexpensive you can buy as many as you need for the amount of
food you want to make.
Be sure to label and date the storage bags so you know how long your purees have been in the freezer.
How to make baby food at home and other essentials needs
In addition to these items, of course, you’ll need feeding supplies for your little one. Keep
a few bibs, small bowls, and baby spoons handy to start off. As your baby starts to self-
feed, you can upgrade to plates with dividers and forks.
Many stores offer melamine bowls and plates for children. Melamine is not microwave safe, so take care to always heat your baby’s food in a glass dish and transfer the food to your child’s plate.
If your budget allows, invest in a highchair that your baby can use until well after his
first year. The best highchairs are the ones that can be strapped around a dining room
chair so that it doesn’t take up additional space.
Some highchairs make it difficult for a baby to sit at the table in small living quarters, and it’s important that your baby share meals with you and the rest of the family.
This will help establish a healthy eating routine at an early age.
Safe food handling practices are a must for preparing baby purées or any
food that you make. Follow these tips to reduce the risk of contamination and
• Always wash your hands for twenty seconds with warm, soapy water
before and after handling food. Make sure you clean your wrists and
under your nails.
• Frequently clean the areas where you prepare food, including counters,
sinks, faucets, and floors, with an eco-friendly cleaning solution.
• Separate meat and poultry from other food items.
• Wash cutting surfaces with hot soapy water after each use. Cross-
contamination can occur when you place cooked meat or produce on
surfaces contaminated by raw meat.
• Always cook food to proper temperatures. Use a meat thermometer to
make sure meat is completely done.
• Refrigerate your food right away so bacteria cannot grow on the food.
Don’t let the food sit out on the counter!
Following these safety guidelines will ensure the health and safety of your