Advantages to Homemade Baby Food
There are so many advantages to homemade baby food:
- It can be healthier
- You know exactly what you are feeding your baby
- It can be more economical than pre-packaged baby food
- Your baby can eat the same food you do…just in pureed form
Drawbacks to Homemade Baby Food
But honestly, there are also a few drawbacks:
- Time. It can be a pain to cook, puree, cool and package lots of little servings of homemade baby food.
- Storage. Homemade baby foods spoil more quickly and require refrigeration. You either need to make lots at once, and freeze it, or make it often. This requires space and storage containers.
- Waste. Since you typically make homemade baby food in large batches (to save time), there can be a lot of waste if your child doesn’t like what you make or you thaw out more than they can eat before it goes bad.
What if I told you that there was an option that kept all the benefits (actually even adds one…no need to cook and destroy nutrients), and gets rid of all the drawbacks? Would you be interested?
Freeze dried produce is just as healthy as fresh produce…even healthier than store bought produce! Learn More Here.
Freeze dried produce can be very economical especially. The long shelf life allows you to make just what you need when you need it so there is no waste. Plus, there is no need to pay for skins, seeds and peels that you won’t use. Learn More Here.
Because freeze dried produce has a shelf life, you don’t need lots of freezer storage space! Learn More Here
With freeze dried produce, you can make just what you need for that meal without any waste. No more worrying if baby will like what you make or trying to decide how much to thaw for that week. Learn More Here
Freeze dried produce takes only minutes to turn into baby food. It is quick and convenient. Learn More Here
Today, I’ve got a picture and video step by step tutorial for you on making baby food with freeze dried produce. You won’t believe how simple it is! Once you are ready to go, you can purchase freeze dried fruits at a discount here and freeze dried veggies here.
How to Make Homemade Baby Food in 5 Minutes:
Measure out the amount of food you want / need. This is so AWESOME! No more leftover baby food. No more waste. No more space taken up in the freezer. Make just what you need!
Use a small food processor to crush food to a powder. Since the food is completely dry (unlike dehydrated foods), it will crush easily. There is no time intensive (and nutrient killing) cooking process.
Add water. If your baby is just starting solid foods, make it a bit on the runnier side. If your baby is older, make it thicker. You are in complete control.
Run through food processor one more time to make sure food is well mixed and hydrated. Enjoy!
Let sit for a few minutes before serving. It will thicken a bit. You may need to add more water or a bit more fruit / veggie to get the consistency like you want it the first time. But just record how much fruit / veggie and water you use so that next time you don’t have to adjust.
You can also watch this video by my friend Joyce to see the process in action: