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Home Made Baby Food
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Something I wrote about on another forum a while ago is making your own baby food. The store bought stuff is expensive per serving and you can make your own fairly easily and cheaply.

Beets

6 to 8 fresh beets
1 tsp Kosher Salt
1/8 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
Juice from 1 lemon

Boil the beets until you can stick a fork to the center of the largest beet. Remove from water and allow to cool. Once cool, cut off the root and the stem and peel. Quarter each beet and put them in the blender with the rest of the ingredients. Puree until you get a nice smooth consistency.

Pour into ice cube trays and put them in the freezer until solid. Remove from tray and store them in bags.

Apples & Pears

6 to 8 fresh Apples or Pears
1 tsp Kosher salt
1/8 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
Juice from 1 lemon

Core and peel all the Fruit. Cut into thin slices and steam them until they're soft. Remove from steam and pour into blender with rest of the ingredients. Puree until a nice smooth consistency.

Pour into ice cube trays and put them in the freezer until solid. Remove from tray and store them in bags.

Carrots

5lbs of baby carrots
1 tsp Kosher salt
1/8 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
Juice from 1 lemon

Clean all the carrots and place into steam basket. Steam until tender. Remove from steam and pour into blender (probably need to do it in a couple of batches). Puree until nice smooth consistency.

Pour into ice cube trays and put them in the freezer until solid. Remove from tray and store them in bags

With our kids, when they got old enough for things like meat, we would just grind up a batch for them right at the table using a baby food mill.

Anyone else making their own?
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No more babies (Yay! I'm so done!) haha...but I got a Braun hand blender that has a little food processor and "boat motor" blender on it. Then generally whatever I would cook for dinner, I would put some veggies and a bit of meat or potatoes in there and blend it up and feed it. My last two kids would hardly touch canned baby food. I never really made too much up ahead to freeze though. I would just pull out some fruit or whatever and make it on the spot as needed because at that particular time I was self employed from home and was able to do that. Often I would blend in some of the rice cereal flakes to bulk it up some.
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No bacon?

Shrug
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Emptymag;91298 Wrote:No bacon?

Shrug

My 2 yr old had 3 slices for breakfast this morning.
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streaker69;91300 Wrote:
Emptymag;91298 Wrote:No bacon?

Shrug

My 2 yr old had 3 slices for breakfast this morning.

Careful what you post.

You may be deemed "unfit".
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Emptymag;91301 Wrote:
streaker69;91300 Wrote:My 2 yr old had 3 slices for breakfast this morning.

Careful what you post.

You may be deemed "unfit".

I looked all over the packages of bacon I currently have, didn't see a single one with a warning label that I should not feed it to a 2 yr old.
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streaker69;91329 Wrote:
Emptymag;91301 Wrote:Careful what you post.

You may be deemed "unfit".

I looked all over the packages of bacon I currently have, didn't see a single one with a warning label that I should not feed it to a 2 yr old.

I'm sure somebody in the FDA will remedy that one of these days. Haha.
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RugerGirl;91340 Wrote:
streaker69;91329 Wrote:I looked all over the packages of bacon I currently have, didn't see a single one with a warning label that I should not feed it to a 2 yr old.

I'm sure somebody in the FDA will remedy that one of these days. Haha.

Tonight for dinner he was eating chicken thighs sauteed in olive oil, garlic and basalmic vinegar. Plus he was dipping cucumbers and pretzel goldfish in sweet vidalia onion dressing and all that with a pile of fresh shredded mozarella. He eats pretty good for a 2yr old.
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streaker69;91341 Wrote:
RugerGirl;91340 Wrote:I'm sure somebody in the FDA will remedy that one of these days. Haha.

Tonight for dinner he was eating chicken thighs sauteed in olive oil, garlic and basalmic vinegar. Plus he was dipping cucumbers and pretzel goldfish in sweet vidalia onion dressing and all that with a pile of fresh shredded mozarella. He eats pretty good for a 2yr old.

I'd say he eats pretty well for a 54 yr old. Big Grin
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billamj;91508 Wrote:
streaker69;91341 Wrote:Tonight for dinner he was eating chicken thighs sauteed in olive oil, garlic and basalmic vinegar. Plus he was dipping cucumbers and pretzel goldfish in sweet vidalia onion dressing and all that with a pile of fresh shredded mozarella. He eats pretty good for a 2yr old.

I'd say he eats pretty well for a 54 yr old. Big Grin

Tonight he was chowing down on Teriyaki porkchops and fried rice. He couldn't get enough of the pork chops.
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