Every parent wants to feed their little child with nutritious and delicious baby food that will help them grow big and strong. Here in this article, we provide information on making baby food using a food processor. Guest Post
When you’re using a food processor at home to make your very own baby food, it really does help to create a superior product. Let’s face it, whatever you buy at the store just isn’t going to cut the mustard when compared with your own product. Besides, you can feed your child with everything that they desire, from organic vegetables to added nutrients. You can also save a lot more money by eliminating all of those extra costs that come with prepackaged items. Read on as we take you on a journey about how to make baby food!
Choosing Your Ingredients
We would highly recommend using organic vegetables and fruits whenever you can. These are brilliant because they don’t contain any pesticides or chemicals. If you haven’t got the money to go organic, consider that certain foods are found with harmful chemicals such as carrots, spinach, and green beans. Don’t give these to your baby until they are over three months old.
Make sure that you use fruit and veggies within a couple of days since purchasing. This will ensure that your baby feeding will be of high quality. Frozen products are also great in terms of fresh if you cannot make your feed within a couple of days of purchase.
Another brilliant tip is to try to use foods that are low in sugar; syrup and honey can be very bad for young children. Anything that has too much sugar in it can potentially cause infants to experience botulism— a fatal form of food poisoning.
Preparing Your Food to Be Processed
Take your fruit or veg and get rid of any seeds, pips, and peel from them. Certain fruits such as nectarines, apples, and peaches will require their pips to be removed before you put them in a baby food processor. Fruit such as kiwi or banana really needs to be peeled before you start preparing the meal.
Some things need to be cooked before they can be processed. These are foodstuffs that are very difficult to grind up in your food processor unless making soft beforehand—pears, potatoes, and apples. Grains such as quinoa or millet are hard and will definitely require adequate cooking according to packet instructions. It’s also possible to steam, boil, or bake your vegetables and fruits before processing.
If you’re going to add meat, this needs attention too. The meat will always have to be cooked before putting into your food processor. You’ll also have to remove the fat and skin from turkey, chicken, and beef before you put them into the mix.
Making Your Baby Food
Take a cup volume measure and add it to your device. You can process baby food in advance to save time in the future. Anything left uneaten can be refrigerated or frozen in baby food containers to be used at a later date. We would usually recommend adding 3 tablespoons of water or about 44 millimeters to each cup. The amount also should be tweaked, depending on the consistency of the food you’re grinding; for example, if you’re doing boiled potatoes, you won’t need much water at all. If you include chicken to the mix, more water will be required.
If you’re wondering, “How much food should I feed my baby,” it does depend on the viscosity of the puree you’re making. The amount of water depends on your little one’s ability to chew. If you’ve recently introduced your baby to solid food, you might want to add all 3 tablespoons of water in. If your child is getting older— put less. We would recommend to trust your instincts and also pay attention to how your baby is reacting.
The next time you get out a food processor to puree baby food, you can latch onto our advice. By using this nifty tool, it’s so simple to get your child the nutrition they require. We hope that you have a great time making all sorts of delicious snacks for the ones you love!
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Author’s Bio: Rae knows all about when to give baby food as she is a proud mother of two! Rae graduated from University College London with a degree in creative writing, before going on to start her own marketing company. She now works as a freelance copywriter after selling her company in 2018.