Friday, July 31, 2009

Homemade Baby Food

In about two 2 days my lil one will be turning 4 months old. Time really does fly. The physician has advised us to start him on solids. I have decided to home cook for him, wait let me rephrase that I am going to try to home cook for him everything that he eats. So, I wanted to start a recipe collection for my visitors and maybe they can use the recipes I use for Ryan too.

Here goes nothing for the first recipe:

Quick TIP: Buy really small containers so you can store servings separately.

Baby's First Veggies

1tsp Olive Oil ( I opted for Chicken Broth)
1 large peeled and chopped carrot
1 potato peeled and chopped
1 tbsp peas, fresh or frozen
2 tbsp corn kernels frozen or canned (UNSALTED)
4 tbsp. of baby water

(4-6 month old baby recipe)
Heat the olive oil (or chicken broth) in a small pan over medium heat. Add the carrot and fry until soft, about 5 min.

Add the potato, peas, corn, and water and stir to mix. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for about 15 mins, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.

Puree by pushing through a sieve or by using a blender. Add a little more water if a thinner consistency is preferred.

This recipe makes 4 servings for a 4 month old and 1 serving for a 6 month old.
Storage: 24hrs in refrigerator and 4 weeks in freezer.

(Recipe is from Organic Baby and Toddler Cook Book written by, Lizzie Van)

I would like to know how many of my followers would like me to keep posting the recipes.


  1. I'm so lazy when it comes to making my 7-month-old's food, but this one sounds good, I might just give it a try! Thanks!

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  2. Hi,
    Nice to meet you following from MBC. This looks so yummy, if i wasn't so busy it probably would be best to make all of our baby food. I think i'd like to try this one out though.

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  4. Homemade baby food, you're good! I always reach for the store bought since I don't have the patience to do it myself. Way to go! :)

  5. Homemade baby food is the best! I prepared them over the weekend.. Loved the ice cube method from Super Baby Food book. I don't even recall that Robert ever ate canned baby food (dinners, we did bought some fruit baby foods, we love them too! )

    Is nice if you keep sharing the recipes! You might convince someone on how easy it is! Specially if you do it by batches!

  6. here's another tip for you for storage: freeze the pureed food in ice cube trays. Once it's frozen, pop it out and put all the cubes in freezer bags. Each ice cube is about an ounce, two ounces equals about the same as a jar of stage 1 baby food. It's so easy for me to pop one container with all the baby food into the freezer to solidify than a bunch of smaller ones, especially since we have such a small fridge (yay apartment living). It's also really easy to get exactly the amount you need for your little one to eat. We even have a half-cube tray with smaller sizes for when my little boy is still hungry after his two cubes but isn't quite hungry enough for a full size cube.

    Great blog, by the way! We're doing the same thing making our own baby food. I have my own blog, too, at