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Easy, Healthy Baby Food

34 Let me share my method for making my own baby food. I started making this with my third child.

What you need:

A good blender, a VitaMix, or a Magic Bullet
fresh fruits and vegetables
meats (if you choose)
rice cereal
ice cube trays

If you have a VitaMix, you can do much more than I do here, but even a good blender will go a long way.

Mix up the ingredients you like in any combination you choose (see a couple of my recipes below) and blend til smooth. Spoon mixture into ice cube trays and freeze (4-6 hours). Pop food cubes into ziploc bags and store in the freezer. Viola! You've got homemade baby food from fresh ingredients!

Carrots & Apples:
1 cup applesauce
1 cup soft-cooked carrots

Mix until smooth.

Apples & Chicken
1 cup applesauce
1 cup cooked, chopped chicken breast (I used leftovers)

Mix until smooth.

1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 banana
1/2 cup infant rice cereal
rice milk

Combine applesauce, banana, and cereal. Add enough milk to make a smooth cereal. Blend well.

Pumpkin Pie
1 cup soft-cooked pumpkin
dash pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup soft-cooked sweet potatoes

Blend until smooth. You can add a sweetener if you like, but the sweet potatoes will add some sweetness for you.

These are just some of the creations I came up with. You can get really creative with these! And, this is a great way to use up leftovers.

Did I mention it's cheap?

If you like this, you might like my article on Slow Cooking.

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