The Easiest Homemade Baby Food


As a dietitian, I was so excited about introducing a variety of colorful and flavorful foods to my baby! Because I work full time as a dietitian and I'm also a full time mom, time is of the essence! Do you have 1 hour to devote to making baby food per week? (That could also be split up into two 30 minute blocks of time or four 15 minute blocks!)

If so, take 30 minutes to grab the ingredients at the grocery store (or better yet, use Amazon fresh for grocery delivery like I do) and another 15-30 minutes prepping meals for the next few weeks or months:

Tools

  1. Hand blender preferred! But food processor or a regular blender also works

  2. Storage: Zip lock baggies, small plastic or glass storage containers and/or ice cube tray

  3. Hand peeler

  4. **Fancy baby food squeeze station optional

Dillon's Favorite Recipes:

Avocado Mousse

Makes about 4 servings, depending on how much your baby eats at each sitting, double/triple the recipe and freeze additional servings to use over the next few weeks/month

Ingredients:

  • 1 organic avocado

  • 2 oz breast milk, formula or water

Directions:

1. Peel and pit the avocado and put into deep bowl (one that won't cause splatter everywhere when you puree) or put into blender/food processor.

2. Add 2 oz breast milk/formula/water to avocado and blend until smooth.

3. Spoon into ice cube tray/small storage containers or zip lock baggies and store in the fridge (if it will be consumed in 2 days) or freezer (up to 3 months).

**This is a great additional dinner item because it's rich in healthy fats and fiber which will fill babies belly and may help him or her sleep better**

Chicken with Sweet Potato

Makes about 4-6 servings, depending on how much your baby eats at each sitting, double/triple the recipe and freeze additional servings to use over the next few weeks/month

Ingredients:

  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast, boiled (I use organic, hormone free, free range chicken)

  • 1 large organic sweet potato, washed and peeled and boiled until soft

  • 2-4 oz water

Directions:

1. Chop boiled chicken breast into smaller pieces and add to a deep bowl (one that won't cause splatter everywhere when you puree) or put into blender/food processor.

2. Add boiled sweet potato and water to chicken.

3. Puree until reaching smooth consistency (you will likely need to scrape down sides and make sure to blend any chunks of chicken mid-way through blending).

4. Spoon into ice cube tray/small storage containers or zip lock baggies and store in the fridge (if it will be consumed in 2 days) or freezer (up to 3 months).

**This is a great dinner option, it's rich in protein and fiber which will fill babies belly and may help him or her sleep better**

Peaches

Makes about 4-6 servings, depending on how much your baby eats at each sitting, double/triple the recipe and freeze additional servings to use over the next few weeks/month

Ingredients:

1 ripe peach, peeled

1-2 oz water

Directions:

1. Put peach and water in a deep bowl (one that won't cause splatter everywhere when you puree) or put into blender/food processor.

2. Puree until reaching smooth consistency and spoon into ice cube tray/small storage containers or zip lock baggies and store in the fridge (if it will be consumed in 2 days) or freezer (up to 3 months).

**I usually give peaches or any other pureed fruits in the morning - they're easy to digest and can help prevent constipation**

For more nutrition information or to schedule your consultation, contact me today:

kelsey@thriverd.com


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