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How to Make Baby Food at Home

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Is your little one finally ready to start eating food? It can be an amazing experience for both parents and little ones to experience those first bites of food. We know you only want to give your baby the best tasting and most nutritious food available. That’s why we’re going to explain how to easily make your own baby food right in your own kitchen. Looking for affordable Raleigh caterers for your next summer or fall event? Call the professional team at Catering by Design today. You’ll love our amazing prices, exceptional customer service, and great tasting food.

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Basic First Foods

  • Barley and rice cereal
  • Mashed bananas
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Peaches
  • Carrots
  • Squash
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Peas

Kitchen Supplies

  • Pot and a steamer basket, or an electric steamer
  • Ice cube trays or small storage cups
  • Organic fruit or vegetables
  • Immersion blender
  • Freezer baggies
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife
  • Sharpie
  • Water

Vegetable and Fruit Purees

The best way to introduce the basic first foods is by pureeing. It’s a very simple process. Here are the directions:

  • Fill a pot fill 1/3 of the way up and place a steamer inside.
  • Add the fruit or vegetables and bring to a gentle boil.
  • Once boiling, turn heat down to low and simmer until fork tender.
  • Remove from heat and place in a glass bowl.
  • Once cool blend with immersion blender until you get the right consistency for your baby.
  • Add water to make it smooth if needed.

Once your fruits and vegetables are pureed spoon the mixture into ice cube trays and place into the freezer up to 24 hrs. Next, place your trays on the counter and let defrost just enough that you can easily pop them out. Remove all the cubes and place into a labeled freezer baggie and place back into the freezer. These can last up to 6 months. Each cube is a 1 ounce serving.

Be sure to come back to our blog for all sorts of helpful food related tips. If you need an amazing catering experience for your next event, keep reading to see how Catering by Design can help you.

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