I’m convinced, homemade baby food is the way to go and it is so easy!
Making my own baby’s food gives me total control over what is in it i.e. no additives or preservatives or any other chemicals that I can’t pronounce, and if I can do it, so can you (see my previous post, Creature of Habit regarding my lack of experience and comfort when it comes to the kitchen).
I love that I didn’t need to buy some fancy contraption, like the Beaba Babycook Baby Food Maker for $150 or the industrial strength Vita-Mix 5200 (whatever that is?!). Everything I needed was already in my kitchen…a wire steamer basket, a Cuisinart and muffin tins. Have I mentioned how easy it is? The directions are simple: steam veggies and fruit, or boil meats, puree the heck out of them and then freeze. Depending on your appetite, I have at least two months of brown rice, acorn squash, sweet potatoes and pears on hand.
I recently heard journalist and author, Michael Pollan* say “you can feed your family fast food cheaper than you can buy fresh produce as a result of federal agricultural policy”. That statement is just sad. The average American family eats fast food four times a week. Not this family!!
I believe that healthy eating habits begin at home and I was thrilled when our nanny enthusiastically agreed to help me take the plunge into making baby food at home. To be fair, she did most of the work.
Once I was Desperately Seeking Baby Food/Feeding Advice and now I am all about homemade goodness! I am committed to making high quality, healthy, organic food for you and you seem to love it! Bonus. 🙂
The best is yet to be.
*In his 20 years of reporting on food, Michael Pollan has picked up a number of rules to eat by. They’re now collected in an eater’s manual, Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual. His guidelines to good eating include:
1: Eat food .
2: Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.
7: Avoid food products containing ingredients that a third-grader cannot pronounce.
13: Eat only foods that will eventually rot.
39: Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself.
“It’s not that hard to eat well if you’re willing to put a little more time into it, a little more thoughtfulness into it and, yes, a little bit more money,” Pollan says.