Baby food has to be one of the easiest things to make. So why spend tons of $$$ on it when you can make it yourself? Not only is it more affordable, but it’s also healthier too - I’d call that a win/win.
Now that my Georgie girl is 10 months old, she’s able to eat almost anything and everything when it comes to different varieties of food and just recently started a few finger foods. When I’m out and about or just want to grab something quickly at home, puree blends are the way to go.
I’ve tried many different purees, and in this post I am going to share just one of Georgie’s many favorites.
Sweet Potato + Corn + Apple + White Bean Mash
1) Sweet Potatoes (about 4)
2) Corn (approx. 2 cups – I use frozen)
3) White Beans (I use the Organic Great Northern brand in a can)
4) Apples (about 2)
1) Bring water to a boil in a large pot and in a small pot.
2) Peel sweet potatoes and apples, cut them into large cubes, and drop them in the large pot of boiling water.
3) Let them boil until soft. (about 15 min.)
4) Cook your corn as directed on package. I boil mine in a small pot for about 5 min.
5) Drain and rinse the white beans.
6) In a food processor (or baby bullet – whatever you have) blend the potatoes, apples, white beans, and corn. Add water little by little until you reach a consistency that is right for your baby or that will easily squeeze through a pouch.
Once I’m done pureeing, I store the mash in Weesprout’s “Nature’s Little Squeeze” pouches. These things are seriously THE BOMB. I’ve been looking for reusable food pouches for a while and stumbled across these. They are freezer safe and dishwasher safe – let’s just say they exceeded my expectations. I can make a large batch of food, fill the pouches up, and then just stick ‘em in the freezer and they last months. (You can purchase these pouches here.)
Pouch filling tip: Take a gallon size zip block bag, open it up and fold it over a small bowl. Pour the mash into the bag, seal it, and cut a small piece from the corner of the bag and fill the pouches up just like you would if you were frosting a cake! I’ve found this to be the easiest way to fill my pouches, plus there’s no mess to clean afterward.
Hoping your babe will love this recipe as much as mine did!
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