Thursday, 8 November 2012

Our Weaning Journey - Homemade Foods.

First of all let me apologise for the lighting and picture quality I was doing this in the evening so I didn't have great lighting.

I've always wanted to make mostly homemade foods for Thomas mainly because it is cheaper as we have the vegetables in anyway, but also because this way I know exactly what is going in to his food. Before I began the weaning process I sent off for the free 5 step weaning plan Cow & Gate have on their website here This is a fab little book it's got lots of advice in it for each step of the weaning process as well as really easy recipes for each of the stages.

So I decided to give it a go and make Thomas some homemade purées. They are so simple to make I went for Parsnip and carrot for my first go. 

All you need to do is wash and peel both the carrot and parsnip and then chop them up and then steam them for the normal amount of time.

Next step is to put them in to a container suitable for blending, I was going to do it in the small containers in the previous picture but that could have got messy so I opted for the measuring jug option.

Add a little cooled boiled hot water or you can use some of their milk and blend until it is puréed. It's that simple. At the minute I am using just a cheap hand blender that was £10 from Tesco (Ask David about this he knows all about it) and this did the job with the vegetables but I'm not sure what it will be like when it comes to adding meats to his foods.

Most of the recipes in the book are suitable for freezing so you can either buy little pots to store them in the freezer or you can put the purée in to ice cube trays so you can just pop them out when you need them.

Sadly the night I made these Thomas wasn't in an eating mood he wouldn't even eat one of his jars but at least I have some for another night.

Do you make homemade baby food? I'd love to hear some of your recipes that your babies have loved.

1 comment:

  1. I made banana and avocado pudding for JB which he loves! Did the same as you and froze all his veg & fruit but my ice cube trays are heart shapes!


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