Ever since Julian started eating solids at 6 months I have been having fun making his baby food at home. He is such a good eater, and I would like to keep it that way! It has been enjoyable to experiment in the kitchen with different ingredients and seasonings, and it’s nice to be putting our Vitamix to good use. I use different combinations of the fruits and vegetables that I buy for our household, and I add a dash of seasoning to get him interested in more flavors.
We are still in love with these pouches because of the convenience on the go, and the fact that Julian can feed himself with them! I can’t recommend them enough.
It is my philosophy that it is always worth it to buy organic, but especially when making baby food. And even more so when using produce that is in the dirty dozen. These are my current favorite recipes for baby Jules. There is nothing like food that is made with love!
Do you make your own baby food? What are your favorites?
Sweet Potato & Nectarine Puree
- 1 medium sized sweet potato
- 1 ripe nectarine
- Dash of cinnamon
Wash sweet potato and nectarine. In a medium sized pot, heat water to boil. Chop the sweet potato into 1 inch slices and steam in steam pot until soft, about 5 minutes. Sweet potato can also be sliced and roasted to soften. Cut nectarine into thin slices. Once sweet potato has cooled, combine all ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth. Enjoy bebe!
Zucchini & Apple Puree
- 3 zucchinis
- 2 apples
- Squeeze of lemon
- Dash of ginger
Wash all produce. In a medium sized pot, heat water to boil. Meanwhile, chop zucchini into 1 inch slices and apples into quarters, leaving skin on both. Toss apples and zucchini into steam pot and steam until soft, approximately 3-5 minutes. Allow to cool. Transfer into blender and add lemon and ginger. Puree until smooth. Enjoy!