23 May 2010 No Comments
I got in the mood for cooking and slaved in the kitchen today. I stood over the cutting board and stove, cooking for nearly 8 hours! The payoff… I completed about 4 weeks worth of the small fry’s food and made all our meals including “baon” (tagalog word for packed lunch) for the rest of the week.
For the baby food, I haven’t really done anything fancy other than the peach-mango puree. I just normally steam veggies and then puree them with a Babycook. After I get the puree made, I freeze it in baby food cubes storage so that way, I always have something on hand to give him.
I like making my own baby food because I know exactly what my son is eating. I can choose organic produce and I can be confident there aren’t any additives, artificial colors, or other chemicals in his food. It’s also significantly cheaper to make my own than it is to buy it in jars. Yes, there’s a bit of work involved but it’s not terribly difficult as what you might think.
I love homemade baby food! It is good for baby, saves money, and can be a whole lot of fun. Well, at least I think it’s fun but not every mom does (nor should she). You also shouldn’t feel that you’re a bad parent because you don’t make every meal for your child. But if you want to try, whether you make all your baby food or just a meal or two here and there, wholesomebabyfood.com offers easy and simple homemade baby food recipes.
I also just have to say that I do plan on occasionally buying jarred food when we travel or what not so that I don’t have to worry about defrosting and such when we are out and about.