Friday, December 08, 2006

Frugal Fridays--Homemade Baby Food

Homemade Baby Food

While I was still pregnant with Caleb I became intrigued with the idea of making my own Baby Food. I researched it and now I am implementing it. Caleb loves his homemade baby food. Not only is this food fresh and healthy, it is also VERY frugal. Here is a sample recipe:

Sweet Potatoes

Buy 3 medium to large sweet potatoes. Wash, peel, and chop into small pieces. Put the pieces into a microwave safe dish and add 2 Tablespoons of water. Cover and microwave for 10-12 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes. The sweet potatoes are done when they are easily poked with a fork. Put the sweet potatoes and the cooking juices into a blender. Add 1/2 cup water. Puree. Add 1/4-1/2 cup water, as needed, to give a smooth, velvety texture. Transfer the puree into ice trays (preferably with lids) and tightly cover. Freeze for 8-10 hours or overnight. Once frozen, transfer the cubes into freezer bags and return promptly to the freezer. These are good for 2 months in the freezer.

When it is time to eat. I just take out two sweet potato cubes and microwave for approximately for 30 seconds. After checking the temperature, I feed Caleb his yummy, healthy food and he LOVES it. His repertoire has expanded to apples, pears, and butternut squash. We will try peas and carrots next.

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