"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates." Deuteronomy 4: 6-9

Friday, December 10, 2010

Homemade baby food

Tanner is ready to venture into solid foods! I began researching different websites about making your own baby food. With 2 kids, 2 years and under, I never thought I would even attempt something like this, but after reading several articles and recipes, it seemed super easy. We went to the farmer's market early Saturday morning to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. Later that evening, after the boys went to bed, I began my new found obsession! :) I will admit, I broke my blender on the first push of "puree"! My mother-n-law came to my rescue with her top of the line blender! It only took approximately one hour to make over 36 jars of fresh, homemade baby food. I made apples, pears, peas, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and carrots. I found freeze trays at Babies R Us to freeze the food in 2 oz. portions.
I was amazed at how bright green the peas were after making them fresh versus jarred peas.
My homemade baby food was not only more cost efficient and healthier, but Tanner loved it and ate up every bite!

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