Mothers want the best food for their babies. Mothers also love to share baby tips with each other. It’s not easy being a mom! Pinterest has made it possible for moms to share all sorts of information on raising children, including making nutritious homemade baby food.
Make no mistake, making your own baby food is possible. But it’s also messy and takes some practice (and time!). As inspiration for moms who want to make their own baby food, we want to share three of our favorite recipes. These recipes are both nutritious and tasty. Of course, if you don’t have time or organic produce around to make your own baby food, you know Amara is here to offer you the taste, texture and nutrients of homemade baby food.
1. Pumpkin Apple Baby Food Recipe
Pumpkin is an excellent first veggie. Most pumpkins taste sweet and we all know how babies love sweet! Use a squash that doesn’t have too many fibers in it like acorn or pumpkin for this recipe.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Cut the pumpkin in half and remove all of the seeds. Add two slices of apple then bake both until the pumpkin falls apart with a fork. Spoon out the softened pumpkin into a blender and puree it until all fiber is broken down and the texture is smooth. If your puree won’t blend, add a tiny bit of water at a time until it does.
For an extra twist: add a dash of cinnamon to get your baby used to new flavors.
2. Broccoli & Potato Baby Food Recipe
Start with two cups of chopped broccoli florets, one small cubed white potato, and a tablespoon of olive oil. Steam the broccoli and potato until they are soft (about 15 minutes), then blend them with the olive oil in a blender. Add the steaming water in ¼ c increments until it is soft enough and you’re done!
If you have a foodie on your hands, try adding one of the following spices to change the flavor up:
- 1 t chopped chives
- 2-3 mint leaves
- 1 t chopped cilantro
- ½ t cumin
- A squeeze of lemon juice
Recipe from Little FoodE
3. Blueberry Coconut Baby Food Recipe
We can’t forget the fruit! Here’s a way to turn blueberries into nutritious baby food. Boil a half cup of water and put in a cup of blueberries. Simmer the blueberries for 15 minutes to soften them up. Use a slotted spoon to transfer them to a blender and puree them and add a teaspoon of coconut oil. You can use the cooking liquid if it’s too thick, or a bit of cereal if it’s too thin.
Making homemade baby food is a great way to treat your baby. We urge you to try to find organic fruits and vegetables for your baby’s food for maximum nutrition. We also know that between diaper changes, work work and homework, making your own baby food can seem like a lot of work.
Amara presents you homemade you can manage and still take part in creating. We use the same quality ingredients as these recipes because we start with the fresh ingredients and just take out the water so you don’t have to worry about refrigeration. Simple! Whether it’s homemade or Amara, we want to make sure you are feeding the best for your little one.