Making your own baby food is a lot easier than you might think and our friend (and Honest mama) Dzung Lewis, of Honeysuckle, is here to show us how it’s done. Today we’ve got two fresh recipes, just in time for all of the spring seasonal fruits and veggies. Give them a try and let us know what you (and your littles) think.
Now that my baby is older and eating solid foods, I’ve loved trying out new homemade baby food recipes. Not only is it cost effective to make it yourself, but it’s a lot fresher and more fun. I just take whatever groceries I’ve already bought for the week and use it for her food too. Just be sure to thoroughly wash all fruits and veggies, and keep your prep and cook areas clean.
Also, keep in mind that I made these recipes for my daughter, based on what a 9 month old eats, so feel free to adjust to the needs of your baby.
EASY AVOCADO BREAKFAST
Makes 1 serving
⅛ of a banana (about an inch)
¼ of an avocado
¼ cup yogurt
- Add the banana and avocado to a bowl and use a spoon to mash until combined.
- Pour in the yogurt and mix it all together, then serve.
KALE + SQUASH BABY FOOD
Makes 4-5 servings
½ cup kale
¼ cup kabocha squash
½ an apple
½ cup white beans
½ a chicken breast, steamed or boiled
- Steam the kale, kabocha squash and apples for 5-8 minutes until just cooked through.
- While veggies are steaming, cook the chicken by boiling or steaming. You chicken is fully cooked when the chicken juices run clear and it registers 165°F on a meat thermometer.
- Add steamed veggies, cooking chicken and white beans to a blender with ¼ cup - ½ cup water (depending on how thin you want your baby food). Blend for about 2 minutes until smooth.
- Pour some into a bowl for baby, then transfer the rest to glass containers to store in the freezer for up to 1 month.
— Dzung Lewis of Honeysuckle
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