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15 Easy Peasy Baby Food Purees

Everyone tells me that I give my babies solids very early, but I think I may have gone too far here. Simon is a week old and I made my first baby foods this week! Don't worry, I don't plan on feeding him solids for a while yet! We have an abundance of wonderful produce from our CSA, our garden and as well as our friends gardens that I haven't been able to use all our fresh produce because people have been bringing us meals since Simon's arrival. I decided that Simon shouldn't miss out on summer vegetables so I made some baby food and put it in the freezer for when he's ready in a couple months.

Over the past few years, I have talked to so many moms about making baby food. There's always a little apprehension about the dos and don'ts as well as the when. Let me just say ... don't be scared to dive in. It's so much fun to make baby food. Have fun with it and your baby will have fun too! Everyone has their own rules and regulations about when you should give babies solids and if it should be fruits, vegetables or cereal. I'm only on baby #3 now, but I feel like all the rules and regulations can be thrown out the window ... what is right for one baby is not right for another. They are all different and when they're hungry for food, they will let you know.

I tend make baby food once a week and make it last all week long. This cuts down a lot of the time in making it. I will steam a bunch of carrots, apples, sweet potatoes, etc. and have different bowls of cooked foods set up so that I can quickly make different combinations easily and in less time! Work smarter, not harder and remember to have fun!

Here's a few tips that have helped me along the way:

  • Do whatever is easiest for you. Steam, boil, roast or if you have a VitaMix or strong blender, mix your purees raw for even more nutritional value!
  • Mix up your fruits and vegetables. Babies don't have to have a meal of just fruit or just veggies.
  • Add quinoa or a grain to any recipe. I always have pureed quinoa cubes in the freezer to add to a recipe if needed or if my baby is super hungry and I want the meal to go a little further!
  • If they don't like something, don't give up. Wait a week and try again. Then wait a little more and try again. They may come around and it's worth it!
  • Your freezer is your friend. I love the little silicone freezer trays, baby food pops right out of them!
  • You can use a food processor, but the food doesn't give you a nice baby food consistency. You can use a fancy baby food maker too but those can be expensive. I have found that a simple Immersion Blender (around $30 for a Cuisinart) is all that I need to get the perfect baby food!

*Cook all of your vegetables until they are soft, reserving the water that you have cooked them in and add that or vegetable stock to get the consistency that your baby is ready for. Berries and other fruits don't need to be cooked. I usually only cook my pears, apples and other hard fruits.

Baby's First Meal

Equal parts banana and avocado

Tropical Dreamcicle

Equal parts mango and avocado
- a few orange slices

Berry Blast

Equal parts mixed berries and tofu or yogurt

The Orange Apple

Equal parts carrots, sweet potatoes and apples
-Spice with ginger or cinnamon

The Sweet Beet

Equal parts beets and apples or pears
-Spice with ginger or cinnamon

Pumpkin Pie

Equal parts pumpkin puree and tofu or yogurt
-Spice with ginger or cinnamon

Orange Triple Threat

Equal parts oranges, carrots and sweet potatoes

Cheesy Peasy

1/2 c peas
2 T parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast
Splash of lemon
dash of salt and pepper

Carrots & Parsnips

Equal parts carrot and parsnip
-Spice with nutmeg

Savory Pumpkin

Equal parts pumpkin puree and tofu or yogurt, add a few sauteed leeks

Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower

Equal parts broccoli and cauliflower
-Spice with nutritional yeast or parmesan cheese

Get Your Greens

3/4 zucchini, 1/4 kale
-Spice with garlic powder and nutritional yeast or parmesan cheese
-Add a cooked pear

Curry Cravings

Equal parts carrots, apples and sweet potatoes. Add tofu for creaminess
-Spice with curry

Spinach Burger

Equal parts spinach, cananelli beans and sauteed mushrooms
-Spice with nutritional yeast or parmesan cheese

Baby's First Pizza

Tomato, spinach and a little mozzarella or tofu. Add a grain of your choice to get your babies consistency
-Spice with fresh basil

12 Easy-Peasy Baby-Friendly Recipes to Make This Summer – Living Textiles Co

There are so many fun activities to do during the summer months! These activities are not only entertaining but also enriching – definitely a great help in honing your baby’s skills and abilities.


It is equally important to have baby-friendly recipes handy to nourish your baby and replenish the energy lost in doing engaging activities. The perfect baby-friendly summer recipe contains these nutrients, gives energy, tastes good, and provides a cool relief from the scorching heat!


Keeping Your Baby Cool During the Summer


If your baby is still exclusively breastfeeding and has not started eating solids yet, stick to breast milk and save these recipes for later (6 months onwards).


To cool your exclusively breastfeeding baby down, express some of your breast milk and pour them into popsicle molds and pop them inside the freezer. Your baby will have a delightful time sucking these breast milk popsicles, giving them nourishment at the same time. These frozen popsicles will also provide relief to a teething baby.


Now, the fun starts when your baby is already starting to eat solids! There are so many cold and baby-friendly recipes you can try this summer. Ranging from juices to frozen desserts, these recipes contain wholesome ingredients that are oh-so-good for your baby.


It is generally better to avoid recipes that are sweetened with sugar. Also, for babies below one year, it is important to remember that they cannot eat honey. Fruit recipes are already sweet, and you can use fruits to sweeten other recipes, too. Do take note of the foods that your baby is allergic to and remove them from the recipe.


Making these recipes is also a great way for your family to bond together. Let your baby join in on the fun by being the chief taste tester! You can also turn it into a learning experience by teaching your baby the names of the ingredients.


Are you ready to begin? Here are 12 easy, delicious, and baby-friendly recipes that you can make this summer!


12 Baby-Friendly Recipes for Summer


1.    Fresh Fruit Salad


Your baby will have a great time eating their favorite fruits in salad form. You don’t have to get these fruits in particular; any type of fruit that you already have at home works perfectly.


Ingredients: Refreshing fruits like watermelon, blueberries, kiwi, pineapple


Method: Toss them together in one bowl.


2.    One-Ingredient Ice Cream

Did you know that you can make ice cream without a lot of fuss? This recipe doesn’t need you to get an ice cream maker plus an array of other ingredients.


Ingredients: Bananas


Method: Freeze the bananas. Once frozen, throw them into a blender and blend them until smooth.


3.    Banana-Blueberry Smoothie


When all else fails, make a smoothie! Banana-blueberry smoothies, in particular, are popular because they are healthy and tasty.  


Ingredients: Banana, blueberries, yogurt


Method: Blend the banana, blueberries, and yogurt together until smooth.


4.    Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries


Chocolate-dipped strawberries are always a good snack no matter what season it is. But during the summer, the refreshing taste of strawberries stands out!


Ingredients: Strawberries, chocolate


Method: Melt your chocolate in a bowl and dip your strawberries into it one by one. Then freeze them for an even more cooling snack.


5.    Yogurt-Dipped Blueberries

An equally tasty alternative to chocolate-dipped strawberries are yogurt-dipped blueberries. Then again, why choose only one when you can have both?


Ingredients: Blueberries, yogurt


Method: Dip your blueberries into a bowl of yogurt and freeze.


6.    Coconut Milk and Fruit Ice Cream


One-ingredient ice cream is fuss-free, but making non-dairy ice cream with other fruit flavors is almost just as easy.


Ingredients: Fruits of your choice (examples: bananas, avocados, strawberries) and coconut milk


Method: Freeze your fruits. Once frozen, blend them together with the coconut milk. Gradually add the coconut milk until you reach your desired consistency.


7.    Frozen Fruit Kebabs


Some great recipes don’t need machines or tools to be made! For this recipe, all you need are fruits and skewers (don’t forget to blunt the pointy tip!).


Ingredients: Fruits of your choice (examples: watermelon, grapes, oranges)


Method: Cut the fruits and stick them into your skewers. You may also pop them into the freezer afterwards.


8.    Carrot Milkshake

Carrots are a highly nutritious vegetable, and making them into a milkshake is a delicious way of adding them to your baby’s diet.


Ingredients: Carrots, milk, applesauce


Method: Chop your carrots and steam them until soft. Once cooled, peel them and drop them inside your blender. Add milk (gradually, until you reach the desired consistency) and applesauce to taste.


9.    Mixed Fruit Sorbet


A sorbet is always a welcome treat during hot summer afternoons. You can make one at home and without the unnecessary added sugar!


Ingredients: Fruits of your choice (examples: watermelon, kiwi), lemon juice


Method: Cut up your fruits into cubes and freeze them. Once frozen, blend the fruit pieces together. Add lemon juice little by little until you reach your desired taste. You may also need to add warm water to soften the texture.


10. Blueberry-Spinach Smoothie


Adding vegetables is an awesome way to make your smoothies tastier and more nutrient-packed. Spinach is a superfood that will give your baby minerals such as iron.


Ingredients: Blueberries, banana, baby spinach, coconut milk, yogurt,


Method: Prepare your ingredients by freezing the blueberries and the bananas and chopping the baby spinach. Then place them all inside a blender and blend until smooth.


11. Frozen Yogurt Bark

Yogurt is another healthy treat that your baby can eat! For summer, freeze your yogurt into a bark for a cold, delicious treat.


Ingredients: Yogurt, strawberries (optional)


Method: Blend strawberries and mix with yogurt. Line a baking tray with foil and pour in the pink yogurt. Stick it into the freezer, and once frozen, break it into pieces.


Method (Yogurt Only): Line a baking tray with foil and pour the yogurt. Stick it into the freezer, and once frozen, break it into pieces.


12. Fruit Popsicles


Finally, make summer eating more fun with popsicles. This recipe is not only healthy but also helpful in providing relief for teething babies.


Ingredients: Fruit of your choice (examples: mangoes, bananas), yogurt


Method: Blend fruit and yogurt together until smooth. Fill popsicle molds with the mixture and freeze them until solid.


You do not have to go to the store and buy pre-made baby foods for summer! These recipes are easy to make and super delicious! More importantly, they are chock-full of vitamins and minerals, providing your baby with the nourishment and energy they need.  

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