As a third time mom you would think I pretty much tried it all when it comes to my babies. I mean how could there possibly be anything more I have not tried? Surprisingly though, there were a couple things that I did not try until this time around. One of those things was making homemade baby puree. It is something that always seemed to be intimidating and time consuming. But since Finnegan is constantly eating and adding quite the expense to our monthly food, I put on my big girl pants and bought the things needed to give it a whirl.
I was so surprised by the results. It was so simple to gather up the fruits and vegetables I needed to make some of his favorite blends. Yes it can be a little time consuming especially if you are making a larger batch for freezing but totally saves money doing it on your own! Below the ingredients will fill 2 4oz mason jars or 2 squeeze pouches.
Here are some general preparations for making baby puree.
- Wash and peel skins to fruits and vegetables.
- Cut items into chunks so they will cook quickly and blend easily.
- Steam items if necessary.
- Place items into food processor and add water. The amount of water will depend on how thick you would like the puree to be. Start with a small amount and slowly add more to get the right texture.
- Place puree in jars or squeeze pouches.
Four Quick and Easy Homemade Baby Purees
Apple Blueberry Puree
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup water or more depending on based texture
Sweet Potato Puree
1 sweet potato
dash of cinnamon
Zucchini Green Bean Puree
1/2 cup of green beans
1/2 cup water or more depending on desired texture
Banana Mango Puree
1/2 of water or more depending on texture
I would love to add on here that I used the Infantino squeeze station to make pouches. Let me tell you! What an awesome product! It is so easy to use and perfect for storing the baby food I made. Plus I can make a surplus of his favorites and place the pouches in the freezer. This was a huge bonus since I have been trying to use my Sundays as my day to prepare as much as possible for the week. I have even used the squeeze station with store bought yogurt to make on the go snacks for the girls!
These purees were so simple to make and Finnegan has been pretty pleased with what I have come up so far.