My baby's first foods need to be simple and puréed very well. I don't want to buy a peice of equipment until I know this is something I will continue, so I'm using what I have on hand!
With one exception...
The baby food containers.
These are OXO baby food containers. They come in 2oz and 4oz, but I purchased the 2oz option. They are freezer-friendly and BPA free!
OKAY...Now for the fun part...making the food!
My first recipe is:
BANANA PEAR CEREAL
5 ripe pears, peeled and cored
2 ripe bananas
5 scoops of barley single grain cereal (I think a scoop equals about a Tbsp)
6 oz Formula/Breastmilk
I cut the top and bottom off the pears, laid the flat end down, and used a pearing knife to cut off the skin. Then I cut the pear in half, angle cut the core, and put the pears into a medium size mixing bowl. the bananas were then peeled, cut into quarters or fifths, and into the bowl with the pears.
Once in the bowl I used a potato masher to get everything mashed together.
Next, add the cereal and formula/Breastmilk. Use a whisk to mix well.
Then just pour into your food containers. This recipe makes exactly 12 - 2oz servings. That is about a weeks worth of food (I feed her solids twice a day with a bottle) and it only takes about 30 minutes to do!!
To serve, just put your food in the fridge the night before and warm slightly in a bowl of hot water before serving.