How To Make Your Own Baby Food

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I will not lie to you and say that I always made my own baby food. By the time my third rolled into town I didn’t even have time to shower much less puree a batch of butternut squash every day.

But I did make baby food for all three of my kiddos, some more regularly than others, and I learned a thing or two about what works. And, in short, after you’ve tried all the basic purees and determined your little one doesn’t have any allergies, you don’t have to be afraid of adding some zing to the food. I always do a little something to amp up the flavor — roasting the fruits/veggies first, adding a pinch of cinnamon or ginger, grating in a bit of lemon zest — whatever works for you. None of it takes much extra effort, but the purees taste so much better. All of us like the purees.

So that’s what we’re doing in this video…making some baby food for my little guy, Baby C. I know some of you have fancy baby food makers, and you could totally adapt this to using them, but I’ve always just used my food processor. So that’s what we’re showing here. This is the sixth episode in our video series where I get to feel like a Food Network Star, except, in Kansas not New York. And in my kitchen, not a real set. Oh, and no teleprompter, as you can totally tell!

Here’s a quick rundown of the other videos we’ve done so far:

Thai Noodle Bowls
Oooey-Gooey Cheesy Rice
Crock Pot Greek Chicken Pitas
Baby-on-your-hip Banana Bread
Homemade Granola Bars and Strawberry Milk

If you don’t feel like pausing and writing down ingredients, the actual recipes are here:
Roasted Sweet Potato and Quinoa Puree
Roasted Banana Pear Puree with Ginger
Roasted Applesauce with Cinnamon

Looking for more Sweets and Eats for the Whole Family? Find Lindsay at Sugar Mama

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