Belleicious Baby. This has been a long time coming. My second son couldn’t be more different than my first. He loves to eat. Mind you he is only 6 months old, he will eat any baby food I put in front of him and then some. With Connor’s arrival I knew I wanted to make his baby food from scratch. I wanted my love for him and my love for cooking to come together and create the most delicious food to help him begin his little life with. Making your own homemade baby food definitely takes more time than walking down a store aisle and throwing babyfood jars in the cart but it is so rewarding to see the look on your baby’s face when they are introduced to new foods for the first time that actually TASTE like REAL food! By making your own you are able to be creative with ingredients and combinations let alone spices and seasonings (once they are old enough).
Now, some of you have already dismissed this idea because you don’t have the time nor the resources to make homemade baby food so let’s talk about this. Not everything you make has to be made the day you get home from the store. Fresh produce keeps for days as well as veggies and some pureed foods are actually best if you use frozen fruits and veggies like peas, mangos, peaches and blueberries. To make one batch of apples and pears takes approximately 20 minutes from start to finish- peel, chop, steam, puree. That’s it and you have 2 weeks worth of baby food at your disposable. I beg you to give it a try and see the impact it has on your child at feeding time and when in doubt, keep a stock of commercial bought baby food in your pantry on those days when you in a hurry or on the go.
Join me in the kitchen at Belleicious Baby and let’s make it belleicious from the start for your baby!