You may have heard that baby food is healthier than the baby food you can buy in stores. But what are the benefits of making your own baby food at home? This article will cover a few reasons why it’s worth considering homemade baby food, as well as how to start making baby food and tips on cooking and preparing healthy meals for baby and your family.
Why should you make your own baby food?
We know it’s easy just going to the store and getting ready-made bay food is much easier than preparing at home but have you considered the benefits of making baby food at home? The FDA states that commercial baby food should be a “wholesome” and “nutritionally adequate diet.” However, most of the packaged baby foods still have lower nutritional values.
Also not only from a nutritional standpoint but looking at things emotionally you won’t be providing the love and support for your child while just buying and feeding them. Whereas when you cook them with your won hands you prepare the food with love and feed them with the love from your heart and yes it matters.
In summary here are some benefits of making your own baby food:
- Making your own baby food is less expensive
- Making your own baby food is fresh whereas readymade foods are stored much longer.
- They will contain more nutritional value and can have more wholesome ingredients
- you are providing love and support for your child by cooking them with your own hands.
How to start making your own baby food?
As now you have understood the benefits of preparing your own baby food rather than buying from a store, you may be confused about how to start making it on your own. Here are a few tips on how to get started making baby food at home:
First, you will need to decide what type of ingredients and foods your baby is eating.
Then choose recipes that contain the correct types of fruits and vegetables for the baby’s needs. Make sure they don’t have onion or garlic in them as these can be harmful to a baby’s immature immune system.
Next, pick the correct blender that will blend up your baby food without heating it too much and adding unnecessary oils or sugars to the mixture.
Lastly, make sure you store any homemade baby food in an airtight container such as Tupperware with a lid for freshness while keeping out excess moisture.
Recipes for homemade organic baby food:
To help you put here are some recipes for homemade organic baby food:
One recipe is avocado baby food. To make baby food you’ll need 1/2 of a ripe avocado pitted and peeled, then mashed up in a bowl. You’ll also need breastmilk (or formula) to feed the baby when you’re done making the baby food. So, add a little bit to the baby’s mouth, then give it some of the baby food and add more breastmilk or formula until the baby has had enough.
Another recipe for homemade baby food is apple sauce baby food. You’ll need two apples, peeled and cut into small pieces (about one-inch cubes). Also, you will need a tablespoon of water to prevent burning while cooking the apples down. You’ll cook them until they’re tender and soft and then put them through a baby-food grinder.
The last recipe for homemade baby foods is pumpkin baby food. You’ll need to peel, seed, and cut up the fresh pumpkin into small cubes about one inch in size. Put all of the pieces in a pot with water until they’re fork-tender (should take around twenty minutes), after that you can mash it or puree it before serving baby.
Tips on how to cook and prepare healthy, organic meals for yourself and your family:
- Follow baby food recipe guidelines.
- Find baby food recipes that you enjoy.
- When cooking baby food be sure to use clean equipment and work surface.
- Add a little amount of garlic, ginger, or other spices to baby food to enhance flavors.
- Don’t cook baby food too long, it can make baby food dry or mushy.
- Get creative! Do not stick to only one type of baby food such as only vegetables or fruits but also incorporate other ingredients like beans, cheese, and so on.
- If you buy organic fruit or vegetable from the store, only give the baby a small taste since these foods may be more bitter than their conventional counterparts.
A baby’s diet is important for growth and development. One way to ensure your baby gets the proper nutrients they need is by making homemade baby food at home with organic ingredients. This article has provided you with recipes, tips on how to cook healthy foods, and information about why it is beneficial than buying ready-made foods in the store. So, start small and prepare homemade foods for your baby at least twice a week from today.