(In case you missed it, here is homemade baby food 101: The introduction)
Homemade baby food rocks. It’s tastier, healthier, cheaper, less wasteful and honestly, more convenient. Yes, you have to make it, but once you get in the routine, you’ll find you always have plenty of food options on hand and don’t ever need to run to the store to buy your weight in jars.
Whether you decide to just tackle one meal a day or everything they put into their mouths, you’re doing a great thing for your kiddos.
Now, how to make it happen when you are already pulled in a million directions?
First, you’re going to make several things at once. Then, you’re going to portion them out, divvy them up between the fridge and the freezer, and step back and admire. Way to go, mama!
Check out my various round-ups:
Homemade baby food round 1: peas, green beans, applesauce, butternut squash, oatmeal
Homemade baby food round 2: sweet potato, brown rice, chicken, pears, banana
Homemade baby food round 3: quinoa, peaches, avocado, pumpkin, cottage cheese
Homemade baby food round 4: broccoli, zucchini, yellow squash, black beans, Greek yogurt
Homemade baby food round 5: asparagus, barley, edamame, blueberries, mango
Homemade baby food round 6: apricots, prunes, egg yolks, chick peas, blackberries
Second, you are going to have a few staples in your freezer, fridge and pantry that you can pull out to make a quick batch of this, that or the other.
Check out my go-to’s freezer and pantry essentials.
Third, you’re going to have some resources you can return to again and again when you get stuck or have questions.
Check out my master list of homemade baby food resources.
This is do-able. Once you try it, you’ll see how easy it is and you’ll know you can make this work, however you want it to, for you and your family.
You got this!
And I’m here if you run into trouble or have questions or need help. Or just need someone to say thank you, because that sweet baby won’t. I will. I’ll say thank you. Send me pictures of your baby food, of your little ones eating it (or smearing it or staring intently at it), of you making it happen. I will celebrate you!