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Homemade Baby Food Recipes

Updated on December 15, 2014

Baby Food

Introducing baby food, is a great time of your childs development, and around the age of 4-6months, brings the question "What do I feed my baby" Have you ever actually tried these jars of baby puree? wonder my daughter would screw up her face and spit half of it out, only ending up wearing the food.

Everybody seems to have their own ideas about this, and if it had been up to my mum my daughter would have been fed on the most expensive jars of organic baby food on the market.

However with a bit of investigation, I decided to make my own baby foods and found lots of recipes for homemade baby food, allowing me to introduce lots of flavours and textures. Giving my daughter not only a variety of tastes, but also giving her wholesome baby food.

To this day my daughter will take a piece of fruit over a Chocolate bar, and I believe, I gave her the best start possible in life.

Top 100 Baby Purees: 100 Quick and Easy Meals for a Healthy and Happy Baby

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Baby food Nutrition - Making your own baby food

This was my "baby food bible"

We want what is best for our baby, a happy healthy baby, and what better way to make sure that happens is to make sure you baby is introduced to the best freshest food available, from the very start of weaning your baby to actual solid foods, with a great selection of these fruit and vegetable favorites, and innovative fish, meat, and chicken purees, ensuring a great start for your child.

A favorite baby shower game just now, is blind folding the mum to be, and then asking her to guess what she is being fed! The jars of baby food may be convenient but boy do they taste vile.

I was a working mum so time management of preparing meals foods was essential, I loved the variety of easy make recipes available, and easy to store too. This book is what I followed from start to finish.

My daughter now at 10 years old has a healthy appetite, does not crave processed or high sugar foods, and has 20 prefect teeth, many of her friends having several extractions of their rotten baby teeth.

Do you think she liked her Dinner?

Do you think she liked her Dinner?
Do you think she liked her Dinner?

Wholsesome baby food - do you agree?

Do you think children grow up to be more healthy eaters, because you make your own babys food

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Funny videos of Babys' trying their first foods

Well sometimes if we did not laugh, we would cry. Take some comfort that it is not only your child that is refusing their food, and making those faces.

Make your own baby Food

How to prepare baby food the easy way

It is so easy, I really do not want to insult your intelligence, My daughters favorite and still today I will make her it, as she loves it with her minced beef, is carrots and turnip mashed together. no salt added and cooked using the baby cook, (It starts cooking the food by steaming preserving all the vitamins and nutrients, that escape when boiling vegetables, made all in one go and frozen into small yogurt type pots for future use!

The Beaba Babycook is a one-of-a-kind, patented compact counter top appliance that functions as a steamer, blender, warmer and defroster to prepare fresh, healthy meals for baby. It starts by steam cooking vegetables, fruits and meats in less than 15 minutes, while preserver their vitamins and flavors. It then purees and blends them to the desired consistency.

Use the Babycook to quickly reheat or defrost precooked foods.

Essentials for feeding your baby

Healthy nutrition and meeting your childs health requirements are fantastic gifts to give your child, when you begin, try single-ingredient vegetable purees at first, then move on to combinations of 2 or 3 vegetables, making your own foods also give you complete control about what is being fed to your baby.

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    • Trudy Hanley profile image


      5 years ago

      As your child grows up, continue to cook a variety of wholesome meals and eat together. Enjoying meals, and offering only small amounts, giving your child a chance to ask for more. When my children were young, a fresh mixed fruit salad was often our dessert. They loved it!

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      6 years ago

      Love the baby picture up top, that made my day!

    • ItayaLightbourne profile image

      Itaya Lightbourne 

      6 years ago from Topeka, KS

      I would cook veges from the garden and add a bit of salt and then mash them up for my son and he loved them! To this day he loves eating veges. :)

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      7 years ago

      I always made my own baby food, it is not only easy but very cost effective and you know exactly what is going in your child's mouth :-)

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      Barbara Walton 

      7 years ago from France

      I made my own baby food and now my son is a real little gourmet! He makes me proud when we eat out and he always gets full attention from waiters and chefs. Great lens.

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      7 years ago

      mine is simple. normally i will just cook a little rice with extra water and mix it with soup, carrots, potato and chicken. yummy

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      7 years ago from United States

      Oh, I could tell you some stories! I used to be sooooo criticized by well meaning mothers when I feed my children mashed food from the table. You know, it is amazing, but they are both healthy adults now! lol Oddly enough, I stepped away from store bought baby food when it was reported that glass had been found in some of it. I never went back :) My babies loved my food and, except for meat, they still do. They are both vegetarians :) I sure wish they had had that little baby food maker back then. I used my fork or my blender.

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      7 years ago

      I like to puree whatever side dish our family is having for dinner. I never have to cook baby food at a separately. Its a great time saver.

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      7 years ago

      We always feel good about giving our families good wholesome food and it only makes sense to start when they are babies and making baby food really is worth the little bit of time it takes.

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      7 years ago

      I would always make up a bunch of baby food and freeze it in ice cube trays, then just pop and store in a baggie or container.

    • hsschulte profile image


      7 years ago

      I always made my own baby food and feel good about the fact that I was able to do this. Great resource and cute photos!

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      Wendy Leanne 

      7 years ago from Texas

      I never made homemade baby food. When each of my babies was in the food stage, I was already pregnant again and feeling way too sick to make baby food, but I think it's a great thing to do (I did breastfeed, so at least I feel good about that). The baby food maker you featured is super nice. I have friends that use it.


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      clouda9 lm 

      7 years ago

      I started our boys out with homemade baby food...set aside a portion and then spiced it up for hubby and I. "Lucky Leprechaun Blessing" :* and featured on

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      7 years ago

      Dropping by to leave a St Valentine's Day blessing.

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      Ann Hinds 

      7 years ago from So Cal

      Baby food has changed over the years but my kids didn't eat it for very long. As soon as they were able they wanted what we were eating so we made their food. Good into.

    • norma-holt profile image


      7 years ago

      This is a great lens on an important topic. Featured this on Parenting Young Children

    • bt55 profile image


      7 years ago

      We used one of the Smart Stick hand held blenders, and made many meals for the little ones. No need for preservatives or additives found in commercial baby food. New mums will much appreciate tips for better baby food with time saving recipes. If adults tasted Baby food before giving it to their infants, it would probably promote the use of home made baby food. Great tips! Very well done. Thank you Lisa.

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      Carolan Ross 

      7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      It is obvious that you've written this from LOTS of personal experience with babies and baby food, which gives it high value. Sad to realize that store bought baby food is so full of additives, etc. - usually moms are so busy that making their own baby food wouldn't be an option, yet your description makes it sound simple.

    • JanieceTobey profile image


      7 years ago

      It seems like only yesterday that my children were babies... Although I didn't make all of their baby food, I did make much of it and went to feeding select table foods (plain baked potato, for example) as soon as possible. Just remember not to feed babies highly allergenic foods, such as milk products, nuts, or strawberries!

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      7 years ago

      I have always been a firm believer in the fact that process baby food wasn't good for the baby or toddler. Great article and tips.

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      7 years ago

      It's no wonder they make such faces! That stuff from the store tastes awful. I think it's a great idea to make your own.

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      Sandy Mertens 

      7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      I didn't make my own baby food but it all makes sense to do so.

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      7 years ago

      Great idea for a lens - babies definitely need nutritious meals (as we all do)

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      hayleylou lm 

      7 years ago

      I remember it well. I remember getting splattered a few times :)

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      MirandaBrooks LM 

      7 years ago

      I hadn't even thought about weather or not I was going to make my own baby food for my baby, thank you for reminding me

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      7 years ago

      For babies , the food has to be nutritious and healthy - a good list of products listed on lens.


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