Making and Freezing Baby Food
Create far healthier, even organic meals for your baby.
Requires almost no extra time.
Making and freezing baby food is far easier then you probably imagined, and the food your produce is far, far better for baby than buying the vastly inferior stuff they sell on store shelves.
This page explains how to do it and shows how to create your own easy baby food recipes:
- How to freeze vegetables for baby food
- Making frozen baby food cubes from table food.
- Selecting foods for baby
The first foods for babyIf baby is just ready to start eating solids,
start with 1 or 2 tablespoons of steamed or baked vegetables daily.
- Use fresh vegetables.
Best is to obtain them in season from a local source, and organic.
- Steam or bake them. Don't
fry or toss in oil.
- Freeze the baby food in
clean ice cube trays. Pop them into the freezer
covered with a plastic bag or waxed paper.
Later you can remove the frozen cubes and store them in plastic containers or freezer bags. If they stay frozen they won't stick together.They will keep at least three months, possibly much longer. Make sure you label the containers or bags, and NEVER heat them up inside the plastic because:
- Plastic releases
BPA) and pthalates that mess
up sex hormones and cause cancer.
food in plastic as little as you can. Use ceramic
or glass containers instead.
- In the freezer however,
does not shatter like glass, and the chemicals are
less likely to travel into food when the plastic is frozen cold.
Warming accelerates release of the
- Place left-over food from your table in
- Cover with waxed paper held on with
rubber bands or inside a plastic bag,
all you do. You then will have small quantities
food on the stove top, not in the
Selecting food for Baby:From about 6 months, the focus is on introducing low allergy and easy to digest foods.
you're breastfeeding, there's no
need to rush at this point.
Breast milk is fine as
the entire diet until
the baby is nine to twelve months
Once a food is accepted and you know it’s tolerated, just feed the baby what the family is having, as long as it has already been introduced to the baby. You can spice and season the food just as you would for yourself, as long as the baby wants and tolorates it.
Baby’s food should be fresh, ideally local, organic and, for animal products, pastured and grass fed. Organic food eliminates many poisons commonly included in growing and processing foods, as well as dangerous and untested GMO foods. Pastured and grass fed animals (and eggs) eat a better diet and are healthier food with better fats. And local, small farms tend to be much cleaner and more careful sources of food than the factory farms producing most food these days.
Jarred, boxed, canned or otherwise packaged food is of low nutrient value, devitalized, old and processed. Just as you would not make a regular habit of eating packaged foods for yourself, so baby should not be fed such things.
The abundance of packaged “baby foods”, even in natural food markets, is merely a device to increase food companies profits. These foods are NOT nutritious. Avoid them.
You can also view a video on making and freezing baby food.
Other pages in this series:
- Part 1
Covers when and how to introduce solid foods and provide proper infant nutrition.
- Part 2
Provides a schedule and guide for how to go about introducing food to baby, month by month, as well as giving baby a taste for nutritious foods.
- Part 3
Lists foods to avoid giving to babies, and some you should.
- Part 4 (this
Describes how to make and freeze your own, super-healthy, baby food.