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|Thu, 01-10-2013 - 1:33pm|
Making baby food at home accomplishes two things: it saves you tons of cash, and spares your child from food additiives and preservatives. All you need is a small food proocessor or blender, or a food mill. The blender I got for my wedding nearly 40 years ago came with two small cups for making purees and salad dressings, without having to use the big blender jar.
When you cook your family's meal, hold out a little bit of the vegetables before you season them. The baby doesn't need spices. Puree with a little bit of water or stock. Don't be afraid to serve the baby the same vegetables for several meals in a row. Actually that can help you spot food allergies; my pediatrician recommended introducing baby foods one at a time, and feeding for one week, to see if there was any negative reaction, before introducing another food. Don't use canned vegetables; cook from fresh or fresh frozen.
Meats are a bit more difficult to master, but can be processed to a paste with stock after cooking. I never wasted my money on baby cereal either; cream of wheat and oatmeal, made on the stove for your family, will suit your baby too.
Now...guess who is expecting, and wanted to have a baby food thread?