It’s no surprise that serving organic foods to your baby is a healthy choice. Even though the nutrition of an organic food is equal to a non-organic food, organics are inherently healthier because they don’t carry synthetic pesticides, hormones or fertilizer residue.
Making your own organic baby food is a great way to introduce your baby to a lifetime of healthy food choices.
Potatoes and Squash
Boil or bake organic potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams or squash with the skins still on.
When the flesh of the potato or squash is soft, scoop it out of the skin and add a bit of water. The amount of water you use is up to you.
Blend or mash the potato or squash with the water to create a pureed consistency. Add more water if you desire a smoother puree.
Fruits and Veggies With Peels
Peel and core organic fruits like apples or unripe pears (ripe pears can be mashed with a fork). Peel carrots or parsnips.
Chop the fruit or veggie of your choice into small pieces.
Add the chopped up fruit or vegetable to approximately three tablespoons of boiling water. Boil for five minutes or until soft.
Blend the water and fruit or vegetable to a smooth, pureed consistency.
Simmer organic chicken breast or organic lamb filet in organic, low sodium chicken broth or organic, low sodium tomato sauce until the meat is soft.
Puree until smooth.
Mix organic baby veggies with organic meat baby foods for a meal with interesting new flavors and textures.
Storing Homemade Organic Baby Food
Place the organic baby food puree into clean, sanitized ice cube trays. Each cube measures about one ounce so it’s easy to determine how much to feed your baby.
Freeze the baby food.
Pop the food out of the tray, place in a storage container, and allow it to thaw in the refrigerator for one day. Serve chilled or warmed up by placing the container in warm water.
- Avoid serving beef until your pediatrician recommends it.