It has occurred to me that I never followed up on a topic of interest. Having received a lot of curiosity regarding my baby food prep, here are a few pics that depict what it is Bennett and I have going on here at home.
First off, these are the squeeze pouches that I use to freeze his food. I like
- the screw-on lids (which don’t pop off if they’re jostled around in travel).
- the fact that when food squeezes out (like toothpaste from a tube), air does not get back inside the pouch and therefore the food keeps longer/fresher in the fridge.
- that a spoon can attach right to the spout (which keeps things so much neater since the food squeezes onto the spoon).
- that I can use disposable OR reusable/washable pouches.
So how do I get the food in there? Easy. I use this little press station (you can purchase it here). I got it with some gift card money at Babies R Us and probably used a 20% off coupon, thereby likely having paid about twenty buckaroos. (The station itself comes with a few pouches, but the bulk of them are typically purchased separately as needed, as are the handy-dandy spoons). On the far right, you’ll see the snug press slightly sticking over the fill tube having just squeezed a puree into a pouch.
I surely think this’ll save me $$$ in the long run.
Sometimes when I’m making a large batch, the Vitamix blender does the trick. But I had been given a Beaba as a baby shower gift and it does a terrific job containing the mess and making pureeing food comfortably fit into the routine of cooking my and Brian’s dinner as well.
Off the top of my head and in no particular order, Bennett has so far eaten (and enjoyed):
- sweet potato
- white potato
- heavy cream
- cottage cheese
- basa filet
- egg yolk
- spaghetti squash
- green beans
- coconut oil
- cod liver oil
Naturally I conduct a quality control taste test before forcing anything too bland upon Bennett. 😉 And I do not hesitate to salt the food a bit to taste.
How have you seen baby food done?