The Menu (Grocery list at the bottom of the post)
- Sweet Tater, Apple & Cinnamon
- Zucchini & Banana
- Broccoli, Apple, & Kale
- Peach & Kale
- Butternut Squash
I bought this handy little steamer from Target. Best $30 I spent. It helped to quickly steam the veggies, while I was working on different batches of food.
Cut & core & peel 1-2 apples. Steam apples along with 3 carrots. Blend until smooth. Add water or breast milk to thin for desired consistency.
Sweet Potato, Apple, Cinnamon
Skin & cut 1 sweet potato. Cut, core & skin 1 apple. Steam sweet potato & apple until soft. Add a dash of cinnamon & then blend apple, sweet potato & cinnamon until smooth. Add water or breast milk to thin to desired consistency.
Zucchini & Banana
Skin 3 zucchinis & steam until soft. Peel 2 bananas. Put steamed zucchini & bananas in blender. (To keep from having the bananas brown add a tsp of lemon juice). Blend. Add water or breast milk to thin to desired consistency.
Broccoli, Apple & Kale
Steam 1/2 bag of frozen broccoli. Skin, cut, core, & steam 1 apple. Steam 1/2 bag of kale or 1-2 leaves of fresh kale. Once steamed add to blender & blend until smooth. Add water or breast milk to thin to desired consistency.
Peach & Kale
Skin, core & steam 3-4 peaches. Steam 1-2 leaves of kale or 1/2 bag of frozen kale. Add both to blender & blend until smooth. Add water or breast milk to thin to desired consistency.
Skin & steam 1 butternut squash. Blend until smooth. Add water or breast milk to thin to desired consistency.
One bag of thawed blueberries, add 1-2 cups of water & blend.
One bag of thawed peas, add water & blend.
Once I blended a batch I would pour them into ice cube trays & freeze. Once they are frozen solid, pop them out & put them in baggies. Be sure to label them & include the date.
My MIL bought me this fancy little Infantino Squeeze Station. It was great too! Once I ran out of ice cube trays I poured the baby food into the squeeze station. It worked great--easy to use, easy to clean. These little pouches will be great once we start traveling in the Fall.
And now this is what part of our freezer looks like!
Right now, B is only eating one pouch a day or 2-3 ice cubes. Each night I put whatever food I want in the fridge to defrost. I also add oatmeal or rice cereal & thawed breast milk once the food is thawed. Now we are set for the next 3 months!! :)
Want to make this too? Here is your grocery list
3 large carrots
1 sweet potato
1 butternut squash
1 bag of frozen blueberries
1 bussel of kale or 1 bag of frozen kale
1 bag of frozen broccoli
1 bag of frozen peas