Now that my little guy is 6 months old, he is starting to eat a small amount of solid foods. I first gave him iron fortified rice and oat cereal and now I am additionally introducing a new fruit or vegetable puree every 4 days as recommended in order to reduce future allergies. A great online resource called wholesomebaby describes a simple way to make and store baby food using ice cube trays and so I thought I'd give it a try. Each cube of the ice cube tray can hold roughly 1 oz of baby puree which is the ideal serving size. Making your own baby food is a great way to save a few bucks as well as keeping things healthier for your baby by using organic fruits and veggies when possible.
Yam and Carrot Puree
- steam 1 large yam and 3 carrots (steaming maintains the most nutrients)
- puree in blender or other appliance
- add a small amount of water, formula or breast milk to thin the puree if needed
- pour into ice-cube tray (most newer trays are BPA free)
- pop out of ice cube tray into a freezer zip-lock bag and label
- remove from freezer and thaw when it's time to feed baby