Making Homemade Baby Food as Easy as 1-2-3
Posted by Maria on 1/20/2014
All parents want what’s best for their baby. Beginning in pregnancy, men and women research birthing options, newborn care, the best strollers and car seats, the best carriers, and formula vs breastfeeding. The thought about solid foods, however, often falls by the wayside until they find that baby is of age (around 4 to 6 months) and then it can be a scramble to determine what is best for each baby.
Which spoon will be most comfortable for baby’s gums? Which plate will result in the least amount of food on the floor? There are many answers to these questions, but when it comes to the question of what type of food is best for a baby, the answer is simple: homemade. Store bought baby foods offer less nutritive value than fresh foods, may contain additives like salt or sugar, and usually taste awful. Making baby food doesn't have to be a chore, and with the right tools it can be quite easy. Using three simple steps, the Kids Line Baby Chef Food Processor can offer parents the opportunity to feed their baby nutritious and delicious homemade foods.
How to Use Kids Line Baby Chef Food Processor
- Place fruit or vegetables, or a combination of the two, into the steamer basket.
- Steam the food until it is soft enough to blend.
- Blend or chop the food to desired consistency.
Really, it’s that easy. Some soft fruits can even be prepared simply by pureeing or chopping. Parents won’t need to haul out a separate steamer basket, boil water, and then dirty another appliance for pureeing or chopping. The Kids Line Baby Chef is the perfect size for creating portions to fit the needs of a baby. Most standard kitchen food processors are just too large to handle a small quantity, and would require large batches to be prepared. Though large batches of food can be frozen for future use, this can still result in wasted food as parents discover their baby’s tastes through trial and error. Preparing small batches of baby food with the Baby Chef ensures parents are always feeding their baby fresh, nutritious food. The Baby Chef is so easy to use parents can get creative with food combinations. And with the convenience of the large processing jar with storage lid, baby will always have access to fresh homemade meals - even when on the go. Here are a few baby food recipes that can easily be prepared using the Baby Chef.
1 apple, cubed
Dash of cinnamon
Simply place the apples in the steamer basket with the cinnamon and steam until soft. Puree to desired consistency. The sweetness of apples pairs well with baby cereal.
Sweet Potato and Pear Puree
˝ small sweet potato, peeled and cubed
˝ pear, peeled and cubed
Place the food into the steamer and steam until soft, then puree to desired consistency.
˝ cup baby carrots
1 tsp melted butter
Dash of tarragon
Steam the carrots until soft. Add the melted butter and tarragon, and chop to desired consistency.
*Be sure to discuss feeding solids with your pediatrician to determine if your baby is ready. Foods should be introduced one at a time to check for allergies.