5 Homemade Baby Food Recipes

Homemade baby food should be easy and straightforward. Because as a mom, the last thing you need is another chore.

As a first-time mom, I was overwhelmed with all those baby food recipe books. I wanted to make my own baby food but anything that seemed like more work, left my head spinning. But I’ve learned homemade baby food doesn’t need to be complicated.

The name of the game is soft fruits and veggies so you can purée.

Whether you steam, boil, or roast it. Pick you poison. I boil because its quick and I alway seem to break my steamer baskets. But it’s good to know that steaming will offer more health benefits. Check out this website to see the different cooking methods.

**Please be aware the following recipes are stage 2 combos. And always discuss with your pediatrician when introducing solid foods and discuss any foods that may pose allergy risks.

Strawberry, Carrot, Peach (6 Months +)

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup strawberries, stems removed
  • 1 peach, pitted and sliced
  • 1 cup carrots

Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce to medium heat and add carrots. Cook over medium heat, about 8-10 minutes. Add peaches and cook an additional 2 minutes. Lastly, add strawberries and cook another 2 minutes until soft. Turn off heat, strain into collander, and transfer to blender to slightly cool, 5-10 minutes. Pulse until smooth. Transfer to Tupperware and let completely cool before placing in fridge. Lasts 2-3 days, properly stored in refrigerator.

Sweet Potato, Yellow Squash (6 Months +)

Ingredients

  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped
  • 1 yellow squash, chopped

Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce to medium heat and place sweet potato in saucepan, cook for 5-7 minutes. Add squash and cook additional 3-5 minutes until soft. Turn off heat, strain into colander, and transfer to blender to slightly cool, 5-10 minutes. Pulse until smooth. Transfer to Tupperware and let completely cool before placing in fridge. Lasts 2-3 days, properly stored in refrigerator.

Broccoli, Apple, Pear (6 Months +)

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup broccoli florets
  • 2 apples, cut into slices
  • 2 pears, cut into slices

Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat to medium heat, place apples and pears in saucepan. Cook, uncovered, for 7-8 minutes. Add broccoli and cook additional 3-5 minutes. Turn off heat, strain into colander, and transfer to blender to slightly cool, 5-10 minutes. Pulse until smooth. Transfer to Tupperware and let completely cool before placing in fridge. Lasts 2-3 days, properly stored in refrigerator.

Blueberries, Pear, Cauliflower (6 Months +)

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2 pears, cut into slices
  • 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower

*Reserve some of cooking liquid

Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce to medium heat, and place pears and blueberries in saucepan and cook for 5 minutes. Then add frozen cauliflower and cook additional 3 minutes. Turn off heat, strain into colander, and transfer to blender to slightly cool, 5-10 minutes. Pulse until smooth. Transfer to Tupperware and let completely cool before placing in fridge. Lasts 2-3 days, properly stored in refrigerator.

*I always have a bag of Trader Joe’s rainbow cauliflower in my freezer. It comes with white, purple and green cauliflower so depending on what you’re making, you can always beef up your recipes without compromising the taste. Be sure not to overcook cauliflower or it will have a weird taste/smell.

Butternut squash, Apple (6 Months +)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butternut squash, peeled and chopped
  • 2 apples, cut into slices

Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce to medium heat, add butternut squash and apples and cook 8-10 minutes until soft. Turn off heat, strain into colander, and transfer to blender to slightly cool, 5-10 minutes. Pulse until smooth. Transfer to Tupperware and let completely cool before placing in fridge. Lasts 2-3 days, properly stored in refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

  • Always reserve some of your cooking liquid to thin out purees. Depending on the desired consistency/ texture.
  • The above recipes are for stage 2 but if you’re looking for a stage 3, just pulse to achieve a chunkier texture.
  • The smaller the chop, the quicker the cook. Chop all fruits and veggies small so they cook fast and save you time.
  • GET CREATIVE and have fun with your recipes.
  • Some of my favorite fruits: apple, apricots, blueberries, mango, nectarine, peach, pear, plum, pumpkin, and strawberry. Veggies: broccoli, butternut squash, carrots, cauliflower, kale, spinach, sweet potato, yellow squash, and zucchini.

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3 Comments

  1. September 26, 2018 / 2:38 pm

    This is great!! And I love that all the combos are healthy and super easy to make!

    • September 27, 2018 / 8:38 am

      Thanks girl! They’re so incredibly simple! Fast and easy. That’s how it should be :).

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