Knowing what’s in everything your baby eats is important and I find making our own food is the best way of doing this. Their are times where, for convenience, we have used alternatives. But where possible we do make our own baby foods.
One of our favourite recipes is Potato, Carrot and Sweetcorn purée from the very popular Annabel Karmel weaning book. This is a recipe I introduced to Taylor at around 9 months and it’s one of the first home made purées he didn’t spit back in my face. Winner! It’s got that lovely sweetcorn flavour and is an all round winner in our house. Best of all it only takes 30 minutes to make.
If you want to give it a go here’s a simple step – by – step on how you can create it yourself!
• Melt the butter in a pan and saute the onion for 1 minute. Add the carrots and saute for a further 5 minutes.
• Tip in the potatoes, cover with the stock or water and cook over a medium heat for 15 minutes.
• Add the sweetcorn and continue to cook for 5 minutes.
• Puree in food processor stirring in the milk to your chosen consistency.
I find it’s always best to make baby food in batches. I use these Vital Baby Press ‘n’ Pop Freezer Pots allowing me to freeze half whilst keeping a supply chilled and ready for meal times. This saves time through the week. You can plan out and freeze your entire week of meals on the weekend.
For so little time and effort this is one of the nicest purée recipes I’ve tasted, I often find myself having a few spoons to many when it comes to meal times, and baby food is usually known for tasting bad!
The thought of making your own baby food can be daunting, but It really is simple to create your own baby foods from home. With recipes like this you also have peace of mind that their are no foreign bodies in baby’s food. It’s also a really nice feeling when they enjoy the food you’ve made just for them 🙂
This recipe has real autumnal vibes but, if you burn a cinnamon candle and drink a gingerbread latte as you prepare it like I did I guarantee you’ll also feel festive.
Do you have any favourite recipes that your little ones love?