Baby food is mad expensive these days. When Coolkid and BamBam where whee little ones I fed them baby food out of a jar, cause the thought of me making it myself seemed too time consuming. But now that I stay at home, I have made some time to try and make baby food for my Lil Muffin’.
After doing some research, baby food is not hard to make at all. Its super duper easy. The only thing I don’t care for is having to peel and chop fruit…but if that is what is going to save us some money…then I can suck it up…for now at least.
So the other day I made some carrots for my little guy. Peeled, chopped, steamed and pureed them.
Four easy steps and my baby enjoyed some delicious organic carrots.
Baby Food Carrots
(6 – 8 months)
adapted from wholesomebabyfood.com
1 pound of fresh carrots (you may also use frozen)
1. Peel carrots and cut into small chunks
2. Place chunks into a steamer pan with just enough water visible through the steamer basket
3. Steam until tender
4. Do not reserve any left over water to use for thinning out the carrots if baby is under 8 months old as Nitrates may seep into the cooking water
5. You can also boil the carrots if you do not have a steamer. Just add enough water to cover the carrots and boil until soft and tender. About 30 minutes.
5. Place into your choice of appliance for pureeing and begin pureeing.
6. Add water as necessary to achieve a smooth, thin consistency.
7. If you plan on giving these to a 4 month old, make sure to push the carrot puree through a fine mesh strainer to get out any chunks.
For helpful tips on how to store your homemade baby food go here.