Preparing homemade baby food puree is not only fun, it’s also very simple. You will be surprised to see that it really will take less time to puree baby food than you imagined.
How To Make A Baby Food Purée
Step 1: Start by cooking the vegetable/fruit either by steaming, baking, microwaving or boiling.
Steaming maintains the most nutrients. Steaming, baking and boiling all allow for big batches of foods to be made at one time. We steamed the sweet potato in the example below- yum!
Microwave if you have a small appliance or for when you plan to puree only a full ice tray of food. It is best to microwave in glass.
Step 2: Take the cooked vegetable or fruit and remove them into the machine you have decided to use for pureeing.
Step 3: Set aside the liquid that the vegetable/fruits were cooked in. This will be the liquid you add to make the puree. Adding this liquid also helps to preserve any nutrients that may have leached into the water during cooking.
Step 4: Set your machine to puree or grind and begin to mash the vegetables or fruits.
Step 5: As you are pureeing or blending, add the liquid or plain water. You may use formula or breast milk if you so desire. These liquids give a little nutritional boost and add a familiar taste for baby.
NOTE: For every type of machine you may use to puree, the secret seems to be in how much food you put in the container baskets to begin with. No appliance will do a good job if over stuffed. Fill the containers less than half way full and add a scant amount of liquid to begin with.