3.03.2009

Yums to the Tums

One of my favorite monthly activities on my never ending "to do" list is making Declan's baby food. Though I'm not much to be admired in the kitchen, I get a strange amount of satisfaction by whipping up some healthy grub for my little guy. I've learned everything I know from this great website.

I can guarantee that it's uber easy! First, I take the veggie or fruit and bake or steam it if it needs cooked. Then, I take my "hand blender" like this one and puree well. I add a bit of water as needed. Earlier on, I added way more than now. Then, I use my Pamp.ered Chef scoop and fill ice cube trays. I freeze them overnight and pop them out (after a few minutes to de-thaw a bit on the counter) and put in a dated freezer bag. Looks a bit like this:

Before each feeding I put however much I need (each cube is approximately an ounce) in to these nifty glass containers also from Pamp.ered Chef and microwave.

Declan loves it!

Sometimes it doesn't all get in his mouth:

"Lemme try feeding myself, mama!":

14 comments:

M/J Granata said...

Ashley.... these pics are so cute... I keep coming back to look at them. My husband looked at them with me last night and he just grinned... hoping so badly that one day, he will have a son through domestic adoption. I could eat Declan up! He is the cutest little booger! I, too, would love to make my own baby food... one day. This adoption journey is killing me... Julie G.

BrandiH2007 said...

Thanks so much for the post. I think I'm gonna try this when our little girl gets old enough!

Tracey said...

Tell us more...I've thought about making my own baby food....but thought it would take to much time. Please tell us more. What do you puree? How does it store? Cost? Do tell! I'm very interested, but not sure where or how to start.

Amber, That's Me! said...

great job! I never tried any of it when Brock was little but don't know if I would have the patience to do it. I really just don't know much about though. It is probably easier than I am thinking. I admire moms who do it though!

Rebekah said...

LOVE it! I plan on doing the same thing!! :)

KimboSue said...

Awesome. It looks disgusting but I know its healthy for Declan! I can't wait to make my own food for Peanut either!

Kris said...

hmm now that sounds really tempting but I dont know if I have time for all that. The website says that making versus buying it is cheaper, I wonder if that still applies to buying fresh organic produce to make food from versus buying the organic baby food jars? What do you think?

Mrs H said...

Hi Ashley! What a cutie! That is some VERY green baby food. Looks like he really love it though! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the good wishes :-)

TXMom2B said...

Thanks! Your timing was perfect for me, since I just started solids last night. I want to make his food just to save money, and the website is really helpful.

Melba said...

PRECIOUS...I hope to do this with our kids too, and I love that site you posted. The whole thing sounds much easier than I was thinking it would be!

Melba

nunface said...

wow. i think i'm gonna have a baby just so i can make these cool little projects. i mean, who else could i convince to eat mashed up veggies?

Robin said...

Awesome! I use the same website. I've been making Ella Grace's food for about 3 months now (we didn't start any solids til she was 6 months old). She has eaten EVERYTHING offered to her. Her daycare teachers constantly compliment me by saying she eats such a HUGE variety of foods compared to other babies - zucchini, black beans, avocado, kiwi, mango, etc. I only use organic and it's still WAY cheaper than non-organic store bought baby food. The best part is knowing exactly what she's eating. I have to try my immersion blender - I never even thought to try that. I've used a food processer and Magic Bullet thusfar. I use custard cups for thawing/microwaving, too. You rock and Declan is SUCH a cutie!

birthmothertalks said...

Hi Ashley,
I just came across your blog a few days ago. Your son is very cute!!Thanks for sharing.

E said...

Sweet! Thanks for sharing...I learn so much from my bloggy friends. I made the site a favorite for future reference;) D looks like he enjoys it!! He is too darn cute!!