Homemade baby food freezer pantry essentials is a guide to some easy, healthy foods to keep on hand for making homemade baby food!
Making your own homemade baby food can be so quick and easy, particularly when you keep your freezer, fridge and pantry stocked with some of these healthy basics. You’ll always have a few foods you can whip up in a matter of minutes for your little one. 💗
(If you need some help getting started, my homemade baby food peas, green beans, applesauce, butternut squash and oatmeal round of batch cooking are some great first foods for your baby. I have lots more beginner baby foods here and also a homemade baby foods introducing solids schedule.
And for more info on all things baby food, check out my main homemade baby food page. You’ll find tons of resources and information for getting started, along with my cooking combo ideas, which take advantage of all these on-hand essentials.
So let’s get to it – check out these lists of some homemade baby food freezer pantry essentials to keep on hand!
Frozen green beans
Frozen butternut (or winter) squash
Frozen California mix (broccoli, cauliflower and carrots)
Other frozen fruit: blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, pineapple, mango, mixed berry
Cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, goat, cream cheese, cottage cheese, etc.) – go with full fat varities because growing babies need those healthy fats!
Yogurt (I use plain Greek yogurt and add my own mix-ins) – again, go with the highest fat content you can find. Cabot, pictured here, makes a 10% fat Greek yogurt variety.
Brown rice (start them with healthy whole grains!)
Oats (I use old-fashioned or rolled oats)
Applesauce (choose organic and 1-ingredient applesauce)
Black beans, cannellini beans, chick peas, pinto beans, etc.
Peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, sunflower seed butter
Whole wheat bread (for toast when they’re a bit older)
Jars or cans of peaches and pears (packed in water or juice, not heavy syrup, and not sugar-free because that means artificial sweeteners have been added)
So those are some of my homemade baby food freezer pantry essentials recommendations for getting started.
What would you add? What are your homemade baby food essentials?
(The text and photographs for this post were updated in April 2017.)