Feeding my kids healthy food is a priority for me, so I typically make their baby food. (Its not to say that I don't give my girls french fries.... because I do that too.)
I loaded the pictures from an app that syncs my phone pictures right to google, so they are in reverse order and I don't know how to fix that... but they are still here!
I find that its easier to make the food in big batches so that I can just pull it all out of the freezer when needed. I spent probably two hours making food last Sunday night and it should last for a while. I made peaches, peas, green beans, sweet potatoes, and spinach. I usually mix the veggies with a mashed banana and some oatmeal or mixed grain cereal depending on what meal its for. I do have some store bought fruit as well, but I got that when I was trying to just get Oliver to eat something. I plan to make some more pureed fruit next time!
I have a Baby Breeza, which works well but it quit working so I had to improvise. This time I used a big bowl to put the food in and then just popped it in the microwave to steam it. I then blended it up in my Ninja blender and use the Infantino Squeeze station to put it into pouches. I could use the ice cube trays that have lids on them, but I find that I can't make as much at one time because once those are full, I have to wait for them to freeze before I can fill them again. The pouches are easy to pull out of the freezer, warm up, and put in a bowl for the boys too. I could make pouches for the girls as well, but I just haven't gotten around to doing that yet!!
I'm probably crazy for not wanting to buy baby food already made, but I don't know what "peach puree concentrate" is. I like to know what goes into it, so the only way to do that is to make it myself!
Our ice maker broke, so I use that to put all of my pouches in. On the right there is extra breastmilk that's not dairy/soy free and ice cream that's just begging to be eaten!!
Here's my 32 pouches. I had carrots ready to go as well, but I ran out of pouches!
This is what the pouches come in. I think the pack of 50 is around $10
I used a glass bowl to cook the veggies in
This is the Squeeze Station. Its actually super easy to use and clean! I think it was about $25.