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Baby Food Fun

Jul 07, 2020 ● By The Hood Magazine
Making homemade baby food doesn't have to be difficult. Steaming and roasting fruits and vegetables is generally simple, and now a days you can even find many options in steam bags right in the freezer section of your grocery store. If you are purchasing vegetables that have already been diced and ready for a quick steam, just be sure to check the ingredients and make sure there are no additives!

For a quick and easy first food,try using a fork to mash up half of a banana and half of an avocado! Below are some other quick and easy food combinations that your baby is sure to love!

Cut your squash (we like to use butternut or acorn) in half and clean out the seeds. Cover with foil and roast i the oven until fork tender. Once tender puree up the squash using a blender. Add some cooked apples to it for a sweet treat! If your baby is new to foods, thin your purees with a little breast milk or formula.

Bean Puree
Cook your beans, try using white beans or chickpeas! If you using a can, make sure to look for "no salt added". Blend up one cup or beans, and use a little water to thin until desired consistency. If you using a can vegetable, always drain and rinse your vegetables first.

Sweet Potato- Pear
Peal and cube a sweet potato and roast in oven until soft. Combine with a lightly steamed pear and puree in the blender. The pear generally will provide enough liquid that adding more isn't needed.

Store your baby food in air tight small containers, or freeze the extras in ice cube trays for quick and convenient future meals.