Make Your Own Wholesome Homemade Baby Food


Making your own baby food is easy, efficient, and economical. Instead of spending money on pre-packaged baby food, which contains God knows how many artificial preservatives, you can use fresh produce, grains, and meat to give your baby wholesome nutrition. Also, you’ll know exactly what you’re feeding your baby. The do-it-yourself route also gets your baby used to eating the same food the rest of the family. This strategy will also be useful during toddlerhood when your little one becomes too picky ;)

Creamed peas:

Children love mashed green peas

Children love mashed green peas

4 cups peas, fresh

1 cup milk

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Shredded boiled chicken (optional)

A pinch of salt

A pinch of sugar

Method: Melt butter in a large saucepan and add the milk. When the mixture bubbles, add salt and sugar and peas. Keep stirring occasionally, cover and cook until the peas are well done. Add the boiled chicken and sauté until the mixture is blended well. Whisk it up with an electric beater until it is nicely pureed with some tiny bits of chicken. Serve warm.

Sweet Potato Risotto:

Sweet potato risotto

Sweet potato risotto

2 medium sweet potatoes

4 cups hot vegetable stock

1 and ½ cup cooked rice

1 small onion, finely chopped

3 tablespoons butter

½ tsp salt

Thyme leaves

4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (or almond oil)

Method: Peel and dice the sweet potatoes toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil and roast until soft. Puree in a food processor with ¼ cup vegetable stock. In another pan, heat the remain 3 tablespoons of olive oil and sauté the onion along with the thyme leaves, now add the rice and rest of the stock. Cook until the entire stock is absorbed into the rice. Finally toss in the sweet potato puree and simmer on low for 10 minutes or until your risotto is soft and all liquid has been absorbed. Season with pepper if desired.

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