Here's a Tip Tuesday!
I don't have any kids, but I think every other single person we know is either pregnant or has a child under 6 months. So, with that, I thought I would share a littler pointer I picked up recently.
Today Tip: Making and freezing your own baby food.
Not only is this a healthier option, and gives you all the control (who doesn't love to have ALL the control) of what goes into your babies tummy.
There are tons resources online to give you great recipes including wholesomebabyfood.com and simplybabyfoodrecipes.net.
So, you have a blender full of pureed sweet potatoes, now what?
Pour your puree into an ice cube tray! Each cube slot is approx 1 oz, so you will have accurate measurements and less waste. Cover the try with plastic wrap and freeze. Once frozen, transfer cubes to freezer safe bag and label with recipe and date. It is recommended to only allow baby food to be frozen for around 3 months.
At night before bed, take out needed portions for the following day and place them into air tight serving containers to thaw in the fridge. The next day, you will have your wholesome food ready to go for your little one.
If you take your child to day care, you can either thaw the night before like stated above, and pack it in a mini cooler to take to day care, or you can pack the frozen cubes in the morning to thaw in the fridge that day.
I know if I had a 6-18 month old I would so be doing this. And if you have your own garden, the cost is extremely minimal.
Do you any of you mom's out there make and/or freeze your own baby food? Any other tips you have for this process? I'd love to hear them :)