i went with sweet potatoes- which will be food #
i decided to make ian's baby food because of how easy everyone said it was + i'm always here + i love to cook + i have nothing better to do. it also tastes better- have you ever eaten jarred baby food? at my baby shower, we played a game where i was blindfolded and had to taste several different flavors of baby food and identify them. i didn't do well- you couldn't even tell what many of them were! ick! fresh food just tastes better! i also think it helps us to eat healthier- i just buy extra- cook it all at once, and then there's enough for husband & i to have what ian has. more veggies = healthier. healthier = thinner. thinner = me fitting into my clothes.
here's how easy it is! myobf- sweet potato style.
1. scrub your potatoes.
2. prick holes into the potatoes
(those poor potatoes)
3. microwave potatoes until tender (you can also bake in the oven for 60 min, but this was much quicker).
4. remove potatoes from microwave carefully (hot potato isn't just a game- it's a fact). slice potatoes open to let cool- this way you can handle them without receiving 3rd degree burns.
5. scoop the delicious, orange sweet potatoey flesh out and into your blender/food processor.
6. add 1\2 cup of water to potatoes and puree to desired consistency, adding more water if necessary.
7. desired consistency.
8. pour potatoes into ice cube trays if freezing (i suggest freezing because most foods are good for a month- some 2 months, while refrigerated food needs to be used within days). i got my trays from my Fresh Baby So Easy Baby Food Kit, but you can buy them anywhere for cheap!
9. freeze 8-10 hours or overnight!
10. once frozen, remove cubes from trays and store in ziploc baggies. be sure to label baggies with date and food. my potatoes were still frozen, but here are my frozen apricots & acorn squash!
and there you have, 10 easy steps to making your own baby food- all it takes is 30 minutes. done and done.