Let's Make Baby Food
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There is really no difference between cooking baby food and cooking adult food. The easiest thing to do is to just make yourself something and mash something up for baby. The sooner you can get your baby to eat chunks of food, the easier it is for you. Do not waste time pureeing lots of food and storing it, because your baby may start feeding himself before you know it.
Mashing and pureeing food
The cheapest and easiest tool to use to mash baby food is a fork. A fork will do great if you ensure the food you cook is pretty mushy. If you want to get a little fancier, there are hand held blenders on the market that cost about $20. These are handy because you can both cook and puree in the same pan, and then spoon out into containers. Then, you have one less thing to wash (the food processor, or blender).
Baby food storage
The most helpful items for making baby food are icecube trays and little plastic containers. You can also reuse baby food jars to store your homemade stuff. After you cook and puree, you can fill an ice cube tray with your food, place plastic wrap over it, and freeze it. Then you can store the cubes in baggies, and then just put them in a small plastic container when you are ready to serve. BPA is not used in Glad food containers, Ziploc products, or Saran brand wraps, so you don't have to worry about contaminating your baby.
Making adult food tools
The most important tools for using the BabyFood101 recipes are: rimmed baking sheets, sharp knife, cutting board, aluminum foil, and assorted sized saucepans.