Homemade Gourmet Baby Food
Always wash your hands before preparing food.
Use clean cutting board, equipment and containers to cook and store food.
Wash and peel fruits and vegetables and remove seed before using.
To cook: Boil, steam, or bake then blend or mash. Wash fresh fruit. Cook with just a little boiling water until soft. Puree and strain if there are any lumps.
Cut food into cubes and add a little water or fruit juice. Blend in a blender to desired consistency. Do not add salt, sugar or fat
If the baby food is too thin, add baby rice cereal to thicken the mixture. If the baby food is too thick, okay to add fruit juice, formula or juice from the cooked vegetables.
Suggested vegetables: carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, peas, green beans, spinach, cauliflower, and beets.
Suggested fruits: banana, pears, peach, apricots, cantaloupe, and apples.
Suggested recipe: After spinach is cooked and blended, add small cubes of salmon for a healthy meal.
Cover and refrigerate or freeze cooked food after it is cooled down immediately after it is prepared.
Keep pureed food in a covered container in the refrigerator for no more then 3 days.