Posts Tagged ‘baby food’

Baby Food!

Monday, January 27th, 2014 by by

I made my own baby food with Sprocket and wanted to do the same with Spark. I realized I never really documented any of it and wanted to put together a post that showed some of the process.

The underlying theme is the same regardless of the food…cut, steam/boil, puree.

$13.85 worth of produce



Baby Gourmet Review + Coupon Code!

Sunday, May 1st, 2011 by by

Just because we’re a business blog doesn’t mean we don’t get to do some neato reviews around here… And this is one of them!

A while ago, I was sent a sample pack of Baby Gourmet.

Now, I have to be clear – we don’t actually use baby food in our home.

We practice what is called Baby Led Weaning – which is really just skipping purees and giving (safe, baby sized portions of) what we already eat. However, anyone who has practiced BLW will know that everyone wants to “feed the baby” – and there are some days when you’re just not eating the right things to feed your child the same food. So, every time someone wanted to feed the baby, or we decided to have peanut butter sandwiches and beer for dinner (LOL), we used Baby Gourmet.

One of the main reasons we chose to practice BLW instead of jarred baby food was because of the additives, preservatives, and flavorings in the usual baby food. And, of course, we’ve all seen that ridiculous Baby Bullet commercial talking about the work of pureeing everything… Running two businesses out of the same household, I just don’t have the time or the energy to make it all myself.

Baby Gourmet solves both of those problems!


Food for Baby

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 by by

Now that Peanut has been eating more solids, I’ve begun making my own baby food for her. Check out my post over at my food blog, No Preservatives Added, on Homemade Baby Food!
(Oh, and she also enjoys a bit of table food too! Whatever Mommy C and Daddy C are eating seems look good to her, haha!)

Baby’s First Taste

Saturday, December 4th, 2010 by by

This week, Evelyn turns six months old. She has been very interested in our food when we eat, and will mimic chewing motions with her mouth when we are all together for meals. Our original plan was to wait until she was six months or sitting up on her own before introducing her to purees. She has far surpassed the stage of sitting up, and is now crawling and pulling up on furniture. With her six month birthday in just days, we decided that it is time. She is definitely ready for baby food!

We decided that we would start her on Avocado, the same as we did with Jonah. Avocado is very nutrient rich, has a mild flavor, and is even less likely to cause allergies than rice cereal, which could cause grass allergies.



Baby Food!

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 by by

Wow, time is flying around here! With the holidays, I barely got a chance to breathe. Thank goodness they are finally OVER!!!

But I did get a food processor from Nathan for Christmas! And my first project was BABY FOOD!!

Green Beans and Carrots on the top, then Pears, Banana, and Apple on the bottom. The 3 fruits were a hit (more…)

More Adventures in Baby Food with my Beaba Babycook

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 by by

Last night my husband prepared a delicious pot roast.  For the baby, we took a few of the ingredients to prepare his own little baby pot roast.  My husband diced carrots and potatoes and cut a slice of the raw beef.  We placed all of those items in the Beaba to steam.  In 15 minutes they were completely cooked.  Next I just plopped them in to the main chamber for pureeing.  I didn’t completely puree it since he is older and likes the texture.  Here is what it looks like.  Oh, and I tasted it.  I added a pinch of salt.  It is yummy!
Ingredients ready to be steamed.Ingredients ready to (more…)

Making Baby Food. Apricots and Blueberries.

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 by by

I went to the Farmer’s Market a few days ago and picked up some yummy produce to make Fletcher some more baby food in my Beaba Babycook. This session involved making apricots and blueberries.  Both of these had to be thickened with rice cereal.  There is a step by step of the apricots.  I boiled the blueberries for a few minutes until soft, and pureed them.  I drained most of the water, but added some cereal to thicken it.
Peeled, removed pits, sliced apricotsPeeled, removed pits, (more…)


I Didn’t Do It!

Thursday, July 30th, 2009 by by

Since I’m writing about my good experiences in making home made puree’s for Violet I thought I’d also share some of the down falls or slip ups along the way. I wanted to make a carrot puree tonight because I had a 2 pound bag of organic carrots that I had gotten for an awesome price and quite frankly the most exciting part of making the purees is how much money it is saving us. I pulled out the bag of carrots, peeled, chopped, and washed them all in preparation for being steamed on the stove…..they looked so yummy and they tasted like the best carrots as ever so says my three year old! I plopped our steamer tray into a large pot that had just enough water to touch the steam tray and then poured the carrots inside, turned on the stove and threw a lid on the carrots.

Ahhh the carrots were cooking perfectly – I could smell them and while I’m not a cooked carrots fan myself I could tell that they were in fact cooking. Now, I love That Daddy Guy a TON and he often has a lot of good advice so when he wandered into the kitchen and told me that too much steam was escaping from my pot to (more…)

Homemade Baby Food: Sweet Potato

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 by by

We have been moving forward at quite a slow pace in our solid food adventure with Violet and I will admit that her hesitation with accepting solid food has been discouraging for me in regards to preparing it homemade for her. Her very first attempt with solid food was jubilant….she accepted it and devoured it like a pro but every day since that very first one, has been quite a struggle and Violet is barely taking in much of anything at all. I am trying to remember that everything about eating food, real non breast milk or formula type food is a new learning experience for her and so I am pushing forward and continuing to prepare it for her knowing that she can’t possibly regurgitate it back at me forever right?

Another great first food for babies and one that is not very allergenic is sweet potato. Sweet potatoes are packed full of vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin e, calcium, potassium, and folate to name a bit of its wonderful make-up!

I purchased these 5 sweet potatoes for a grand total of (more…)

Home Made Baby Food: Butternut Squash

Sunday, July 5th, 2009 by by

Violet is approaching that crazy age – come on you know what I’m talk about. That age in infancy where you suddenly realize….this is a real person I have on my hands, and I’m actually supposed to teach it to eat food – like REAL food, real honest to goodness people food. If you’re a first time mom you probably frantically read articles, books, and message boards trying to learn everything you’re supposed to know about babies and real people food. I remember that feeling with Jacob so vividly, and I recall thinking a hundred million times that I was going to “break” him and someone was going to knock on my door and say “I’m sorry Melissa, but there’s been mistake, you’re not good enough to have this boy” – but they never came, and trust me I am beyond perfection in anything I do. Yes, Violet is indeed turning 6 months old in just a few shorts weeks and so in preparation for her first taste of real human, living people food – I am starting these Home Made Baby Food Chronicles on my blog so that I can share my adventure in making home made baby good goodness…….Jacob had a few things home made but I can definitely say he at a lot more jar food then food I prepared with my own hands in the early days – but I’ve grown and changed since then in my parenting style and this idea just sits well within me.

A great first Vegetable for Babies is Butternut Squash so I found a nice squash at a local Market which I paid $1.29 for. You’ll notice the avocado in this picture but those little fellas are featured in my next Home Made Baby Food Chronicle!


Next I halved the Butternut Squash like so….(all while the oven was pre-heating to 450 degrees Fahrenheit)


Then scooped out (more…)