Thursday, June 22, 2017

How to Make Homemade Peach Baby Food


It's the perfect time of year for a juicy, ripe peach and baby shouldn't miss out on this sweet treat.

Since I've started making baby food my goal is to make it as easily as possible without any extra kitchen appliances. You can make my baby food recipes in a blender, food processor, or any other similar appliance. They make special machines for making baby food, but I really don't think they are necessary to create a great product.

Making your own baby food is a personal decision and just like with breastfeeding you have to do what's right for you. I've always enjoyed cooking, and making something for my little one is no exception. Plus, I love knowing where all the ingredients came from. As an added bonus, I always use breast milk to make my baby food. 

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Before starting Baby B on baby food, I purchased some soft bite infant spoons and kiddie bowls. Each day I pull out one of my homemade baby food bites and thaw it in the refrigerator in one of the bowls so it's ready to serve at dinner time. You can also expedite the process by microwaving the frozen cubes. To be careful to check for hot spots if you choose to microwave.

Peaches can easily be mixed with any other number of foods. Try serving this sweet treat with oatmeal, rice cereal, avocados, or applesauce. 



As always, consult your doctor before preparing this recipe for your child.


Start by gathering the following materials:

  • Blender
  • Pot
  • Peaches (I used 4, but you can use less or more)
  • Breast milk or formula (I used 3 oz.)
  • Freezer safe container or bag
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Ice cube trays




Step 1: First, wash your peaches well. Cut them and half, and remove the pit.


Step 2: Use a fork to pierce holes in your peaches. Place your peaches into a pot of boiling water and boil for 5-10 minutes or until soft.


Step 3: Allow the peaches to cool and then remove the skin. You can do this with your fingers and pull off the loosened top layer.



Step 4: Place the peaches and desired quantity of breast milk or formula into the blender and puree. I used 3 ounces to achieve a thin puree with my 4 peaches. Add approximately 1/2 ounce of liquid per peach, but add it slowly to check the consistency. Generally the older your child, the thicker the substance.

Step 5: Pour your puree into ice cube trays, mini muffin tins, or any other small container. Place in the freezer for at least 3 hours. 

Step 6: Once your puree has frozen, remove from the ice cube tray and store in a freezer safe bag or container.



Peaches were definitely Baby B's favorite food so far. Since we have already introduced avocados to Baby B, I love whipping up "baby smoothies". All you need to do is mix one cube of avocados and one cube of peaches and serve!

I love avocados in my smoothie because they add a great creamy texture. All that's missing from Baby B's green smoothie is a little kale, but I think we'll save the hiding the veggie trick until he gets a little older.



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Homemade Peaches Baby Food
Use juicy, ripe peaches to make a sweet treat for baby.
Ingredients
  • 4 peaches
  • 2-3 oz. breast milk or formula
Instructions
Wash your peaches well. Cut them and half, and remove the seed.Use a fork to pierce holes in your peaches. Place your peaches into a pot of boiling water and boil for 5-10 minutes or until soft.Allow the peaches to cool and then remove the skin. You can do this with your fingers and pull off the loosened top layer.Place the peaches and desired quantity of breast milk or formula into the blender and puree.Pour your puree into ice cube trays, mini muffin tins, or another container. Place in the freezer for at least 3 hours. Once you puree has frozen, remove from the ice cube tray and store in a freezer safe bag or container.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 24 servings





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