Thursday, March 31, 2011

Food for baby

Now that my little guy is 6 months old, he is starting to eat a small amount of solid foods. I first gave him iron fortified rice and oat cereal and now I am additionally introducing a new fruit or vegetable puree every 4 days as recommended in order to reduce future allergies. A great online resource called wholesomebaby describes a simple way to make and store baby food using ice cube trays and so I thought I'd give it a try. Each cube of the ice cube tray can hold roughly 1 oz of baby puree which is the ideal serving size. Making your own baby food is a great way to save a few bucks as well as keeping things healthier for your baby by using organic fruits and veggies when possible.

Yam and Carrot Puree
  1. steam 1 large yam and 3 carrots (steaming maintains the most nutrients)
  2. puree in blender or other appliance
  3. add a small amount of water, formula or breast milk to thin the puree if needed
  4. pour into ice-cube tray (most newer trays are BPA free)
  5. freeze
  6. pop out of ice cube tray into a freezer zip-lock bag and label
  7. remove from freezer and thaw when it's time to feed baby


  1. I lived for 60 years and didn't have to eat Kale.
    Wouldn't Charlie like a cheeseburger?

  2. carrot puree? i never try this to my baby. she love berry puree very well. chect it more good foods for baby