Easy PEA-sy Homemade Baby Food
Yes, I make my own baby food and you can too. Yes, it obviously takes more time than just running to the store and buying it. But it is a value of mine so I make time for it. The boys both started eating baby food at six months old. The first food we fed them was avocado. From there I began choosing one vegetable at a time. I would lightly steam it and then throw it in the blender with nothing added. A month or so later I began mixing two or three vegetables. Now a days I just throw whatever I have into the Vita-Mix. Tiago is almost two and he still eats the blended food. He mainly eats bigger food that he can hold himself and does well with a spoon and a fork, but at least once a day I will put blended veggies in a bowl for him. He will either eat it with a spoon or dip something else into it like a sweet potato or broccoli. I love it. He dips something healthy into something healthy and thinks he is “big-stuff”. Here is what I made this morning.
Started with a butternut squash. Cut it up, put it in the the oven at 350 for about 40-45 minutes.
In the meantime, I threw some greens in a steamer for just about 5 minutes. Today it was peas, green beans, spinach, and a tiny bit of onion.
Once the squash came out of the oven I threw about half of the squash, all of the greens, and a touch of sea salt in the Vita-Mix. before blending I decided to add one of these:
An some of these beans that I jar myself. Buying bagged beans is way cheaper than buying cans. All you have to do is throw them in the crock pot. My friend, Lori gives you the three easy steps to beans on her super awesome blog.
Blended to perfection.
What are your kids favorite foods that you make?