I decided to do another little tutorial on making homemade baby food since everyone loved it, & I'm using different ingredients & mixing a few. This is all 6 month friendly, just make sure to follow the four day rule & do not mix two new things, only a new thing & an old thing, or two old things. This week I made blueberries, sweet potatoes, green apples, plums, butternut squash & bananas, adding cinnamon to two different foods. All of the fruit & veggies are organic. The blueberry & sweet potatoes are from the freezer section. I've been told multiple times that it is better to buy fruits & veggies frozen because the ones that aren't frozen are loosing nutrients every day they sit out. I also used organic cinnamon, you can find this at Target.
Please excuse my misspelling of blueberries, clearly I'm not very smart. I started by washing all the ingredients, shaving the skin off all the fruits & veggies with skin on them, & then cutting them. I put the sweet potatoes in the microwave to steam since they come in a microwave bag, & I let the blueberries sit out until they were soft enough to blend. I don't have a picture of the butternut squash steamed only because it took forever (I got a really ripe one). It doesn't matter how you cut them, I just cut them all in small little chunks, as for the butternut squash I cut in half, took out the seeds & then chopped into small pieces.
I went ahead & boiled the apples this time because I was in a hurry. Just put a good amount of water in the pot, around 1-1/2 cups in a small pot, let boil until soft & then drain, which is shown in the second picture, then they are ready to be blended.
I had been eating some of the plums we bought & noticed they were a little bitter tasting even when they were ripe, so I decided to go ahead & add some banana to them to give them a little sweeter taste. Just blend both of them & then add them together.
I added the remainder of the banana to the butternut squash. I wasn't sure that Matthew was going to like the squash alone so I added some banana to spice it up :) Along with the apples & sweet potatoes I added cinnamon to both. Obviously it just turned into cinnamon apple sauce, it tasted just like it. The green apples can be sour, so adding cinnamon toned it down. I also added cinnamon to the sweet potatoes (not pictured), I figured since we all like to use cinnamon in our sweet potatoes, why not let the little guy try. I wasn't sure how much to add but just a couple shakes & both tasted right.
& here are some photos of storage options. I like to put the new stuff in the large tube because I know I will use it all in four days & can leave it in the refrigerator. I use the small smiley containers for the stuff he will eat all the time & has already tried, so I can throw it in for one of his meals any day. 2 plums made 6 servings, the bowl of blueberries made 4 servings, the sweet potato bag made 4 servings, the two apples made 3 servings & the butternut squash made 9 1/2 servings!!
To see my "beginner tutorial" for 4-6 month babies, go here :)