If you're not a new mom like me, you might be able to whip up some homemade baby food in your sleep! However, if you find something so easy a tad bit challenging still-allow me. :) I had plenty of advice from my mom and sisters on how to make baby food and thank goodness for it! It's not rocket science, but it's something I wanted done right. So, I started with carrots.
I bought a BIG bag of carrots, washed, and peeled most of the bag. I then cut them into chunks and placed them in a colander.
Next, I wanted to steam the carrots, not boil them. I wanted to make sure my girl was getting as much of the nutrients as possible! I don't own a steamer, but my contraption above worked great! I placed the colander on top of a pot of boiling water. The water may have been slighly touching the boiling pot, but not by much. I also placed a lid on top of the colander, allowing the steam to gather.
I kept checking on the carrots and probably let them steam for about 20 to 25 minutes. I'm sure there's a faster way to do this, but I wasn't in a hurry and was content to let them take their time. I then put the carrots into the blender.
I tried using the "Baby Food" setting on the blender but it wasn't doing a thing. So I then put it on the "Smoothie" setting. I let it blend for a minute, then stirred, blend and stir, blend and stir. Soon the texture was getting to be just right! Once it was smooth I let the blender run for a couple of minutes without stirring it. Yummy-the perfect texture!
Lastly, I stored the pureed carrots in an icecube tray. This idea came to me from my mom and sister. Genius! I already gave my six-month old daughter a taste of these and she loved them! Even did a little spoon-diving to get more! (I snuck a taste too and they really are good! No artificial flavors or preservatives...all natural, all good). Enjoy! -Sara