Apple Strawberry and Oatmeal Baby Food -
2 Apples - Peeled and cored
1/2 cup Oatmeal Baby Cereal
In a Sauce pan place apples, cover with water and boil for about 5 minutes, or until they are slightly soft to the touch. They don't need to be mush. Place apples, strawberries, and oatmeal into a food processor. Begin to blend, if you need water add 1tbsp at a time of the apple water. There is a lot of moister in fruit so you may not need any extra water. Blend until well combine 1-2 minutes.
*The reason I use so much baby cereal is, because as your baby begins to drink less formula they will lack iron. There is a lot of iron in the baby cereals. Your baby could use around 10 TBSP or 2/3 cups of baby cereal a day to ensure they are getting enough iron and other important nutrients.
Spinach, Corn Broccoli and Whole Wheat Baby Food -
3 Cups Un-Cooked Spinach
2 Cups Corn
1 Cup Broccoli Florets Chopped
2 Cups Whole Wheat Baby Cereal
Directions: In a sauce pan place broccoli covered in water, boil for about 2 minutes. Next, add spinach boil for about 1 minute, and then add corn. Boil for another 1-2 minutes. Pour contents into your food processor, and add whole wheat. Blend for about 1 minute. Place into ice cube trays and freeze.
*You could replace the Whole Wheat with a meat.
*Don't boil for to long because you lose nutrients the longer you boil.
Broccoli Corn and Whole Wheat Baby Food -
2 Cups of Broccoli Florets
3 Cups Corn
2 Cups Whole Wheat Baby Cereal
Directions: In a medium sauce pan place broccoli florets; cover with water, and bring to a boil. Boil for about 5 minutes, and then add corn. You may need to add a little more water. Boil for another 3-5 minutes, until corn and broccoli are both soft. In a food processor combine all ingredients, usually there is the right amount of water left in the pan to bring the baby food to the proper consistancy. But, you will have to judge the smoothness your baby is needing. If too thick add water, too thin add a little more wheat cereal.
*To re-heat I place 2-3 cubes in a small saucepan with 1TBSP of water.
My daughter love this one!
Banana, Strawberry, and Oatmeal Baby Food -
This is a pretty fast recipe, from beginning to end takes about 10 minutes.
6 Strawberries "about 1 cup of them cut in 1/2"
3 TBSP Orange Juice
3/4 Cups Baby Oatmeal
Directions: Chop up 4 bananas into 1-2 inch pieces. Wash strawberries, cut off the greens on top, and slice them in 1/2. In a bowl pour 3 TBSP of 100% pure orange juice over the bananas, and let sit for about 1 minute. The orange juice will help prevent the bananas from browning. In a food processor place the bananas and orange juice from the bowl. Put the lid on and turn on for about 30 seconds, and then put all the strawberries in the adding shoot, and turn on the food processor, it will automatically suck all the strawberries in. Allow to blend for about 1 minute, and then through the shoot add 3/4 cups of baby oatmeal. Puree for an additional 2-3 minutes. Depending on the age of your child.
I put this in ice cube trays and freeze, it makes approx. 2 cups of baby food. You could place directly in the fridge if you plan to use all of it within 1-2 days.
*Strawberries and bananas don't puree as fast as you think little chunks will remain, so its important to check the consistancy of your baby food and puree more if your child has no teeth, or has not begun to chew on foods.
* This contains a lot of stawberries, and strawberries are a common allergen. I wouldn't recommend this for babies under 6 months. If your baby has never had strawberries introduce this food to them on a day that they have not tried another new food.
Bananas covered in Orange Juice.
Bananas starting to be blended, and strawberries in the shoot.
Apple, Cinnamon Baby Oatmeal
1/4 Cup Baby Oatmeal (I use Beech Nut, Usually)
2 TBSP 100% Apple Juice or 2 TBSP Unsweetened Apple Sauce
2-3 TBSP Water (depending on the thickness your baby likes)
Pinch of Cinnamon (a little less then an 1/8th of a tsp)
Directions: In a microwave safe bowl combine, baby oatmeal, juice, water, and cinnamon. Stir together until all combine, add additional water if you need it smoother for younger babies. Microwave for about 15 seconds (depending on your microwaves strength).
* Be sure to test the baby food first to ensure its not to hot! All micorwaves are work at different strengths!!!
* Recommended for babies 6+ months.
Chicken, Corn, Pea, and Carrot Baby Food -
2 lbs of baby carrots
1 Cup of Peas
1 Cup of Corn
1 lb of Chicken
1 Cup of Whole Wheat Baby Cereal "I use beech nut."
Appox. 1/2 cup of water from the vegetable pan.
Directions: In a sauce pan boil carrots for about 15 mins and then add the other vegetables for an additonal 5 mins or until the carrots are semi soft. In a seperate sauce pan you can boil your chicken, or you could use about a cup of pre cooked chicken. In a food processor place the chicken that is chopped up in about 1 inch pieces. Blend until its powder like. Once the chicken is blended add about 1/4 cup of the water from the vegetable pan, and blend until the chicken is a smooth consistancy. Once the chicken is completley blended add the vegetables, and whole wheat. Add as much additional water to make the baby food as smooth as your baby likes it. This baby food is recommended for babys 8+ months since it contains meat products.
Freeze in ice cube trays, once completley frozen place ice cubes in a freezer bag. Apporox. 3 ice cubs make up a 4oz, stage 2 baby food jar.
Ready To Freeze