Baby’s Clean Eats: Avocados & Peaches

Before Harper was born I challenged myself with the task of cloth diapers and homemade baby food…for no real reason…probably because I love a challenge. And here I am with Baby #2, still using cloth and still making baby food, but with more understanding as to why I went this route. 1) It saves money 2) Few things are cuter than a baby in a soft pink diaper 3) I control what is in my baby’s food (yes, I tend to be a bit of a control freak).

‘How do you do it?’ ‘How do you have time?’ Let’s be honest, I’m no SuperMom. If I can do it, anyone can…promise.

Making Baby Food

Tools

  1. Steamer- I love my WolfGang Puck Steamer because it has three layers so that I can steam several things at once. (I purchased mine on eBay for about $35.00)
  2. Food Processor- I have had great results using the Magic Bullet.
  3. Storage- I have tried several different baby food storage options and by far my favorite are the Vital Baby Press ‘n Pop Mini Freezer Pots.

Process- I typically make baby food on Sunday’s. It takes me about 30 minutes…tops…and I make enough to last a couple of weeks. This week Aniston will be having Avocado and Peaches. Since we are still introducing new foods, she gets the same thing for a week at a time to ensure she has no allergies.

  • Half and remove the pit from the avacados and peaches. Place the peaches in the steamer (skin on is fine) and steam for approximately 10 minutes to soften.
  • In the meantime, remove the meat of the avocado from the skin and place in the food processor and puree. You may need to add a very small amount of breast milk or formula to get the food the correct consistency.
  • Scoop the avocado into your storage containers and place in the freezer.
  • Repeat the same process with the peaches.

I used three avocados and three peaches which produced about 12 1oz. servings of baby food each. I have calculated this to cost about $.16 per serving. Not bad! And, I can rest assured that Aniston is getting healthy foods in their purest forms. The rest of the family gets clean eats…why shouldn’t my Happy Face?

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3 Responses to “Baby’s Clean Eats: Avocados & Peaches”
  1. Jillian says:

    A steamer with 3 levels?!?!? That sounds amazing!! I too love my magic bullet and wish I would have ha a better storing and prep method. My little one is 1 now and I don’t give him too many puréed foods but I find myself needing to cook about 2/3 times a week for him. It’s pretty time consuming. I’m trying to figure out how to be more prepared for the week but am having a HARD time coming up with a routine. This was a fun an helpful post. I will have this plan fr the next baby.

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