Make Your Own Baby Food PLUS use these 3 easy recipes for baby food. Going the DIY route is easy, will save money, and is helpful if you suspect your child may have food allergies.
The first two of these recipes were provided by Krups to promote their mixers which are ideal for the recipes. DIY baby food is the way to go if you suspect your baby may have food allergies. Some parents love the cost savings and being able to ensure the freshest, healthiest ingredients for their infant.
Baby Food Recipes
- 2 oz (1/4 cup) chicken, cut into small pieces
- 1 small carrot, peeled and diced
- 2 oz (1/4 cup) cooked peas
- homemade chicken stock or water
Put all ingredients into a saucepan and just cover with the stock/broth. Simmer gently until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender. Drain (reserving the broth) and puree with an immersion blender, adding back a little of the reserved cooking broth to create a thinner texture if necessary.
Pork and Sweet Potato Puree
- 4 oz (1/2 cup) lean pork
- 4 oz (1/2 cup) sweet potato, peeled and diced
- 1/2 small apple, peeled, cored and diced
- 6 fl oz (3/4 cup) homemade chicken stock
- pinch dried sage
Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and simmer until the pork is cooked and the sweet potato/apple are tender. Blend in a food processor and serve.
- 2 oz brown rice powder
- 8 fl oz water
- a splash of formula or breast milk
To make the rice powder, grind brown rice with an immersion blender until powdery. Bring water to a boil. Add the rice powder, stirring constantly with a wire whisk. Simmer and stir for about 10 minutes. Add formula or breast milk to give the desired consistency. Once baby has been introduced to fruit add a little fruit puree.
Krups produces a hand blender designed to the recipe process a snap. I made food for my baby out of necessity because of my daughter’s food allergies but I soon saw other benefits. You can buy organic foods, or use foods grown in your garden, or ingredients purchased from the farmer’s market.
If anyone has any questions about how to start the DIY baby food process or would like more baby food recipes, feel free to email me at Lisa@OaklandCountyMoms.com.