Baking food requires a lot more time than some of the other methods but it a great and easy way to cook your baby food as it doesn’t require a lot of skill. Certain vegetables are best baked, such a yams and sweet potatoes, as the caramelization brings out the natural sweetntess ensuring YUMMINESS to your baby’s tummy!
Steaming vegetables for baby food is the best way to cook fruits and vegetables while retaining the vitamins and nutrients often lost through other means of cooking. Steaming vegetables for your baby’s food (particularly when they are organic) is a good way to ensure that your baby is not ingesting unnecessary preservatives or additives such as those often found in canned baby food.
Boiling is the least preferred method to in cooking food for your baby because nutrients are lost in the water in the pan. If you must do this or a recipe calls for it make sure to keep the liquid used in boiling to add back to your puree to ensure some nutrition is retained. Don’t use too much water and be careful not to over boil resulting in chewy and tough fruits and vegetables.
MicrowavingFast and easy but also destroys antioxidants found in fresh produce.
A great simple way to prepare certain pureed baby foods like chicken and meat for casseroles and soups and certain pastas for dishes like mac and cheese and spaghetti and meatballs.