Baby foods are not only easy to make at home, but when you add organic food choices to your baby food you can have the peace of mind that you are feeding your baby appropriate food without any additives like pesticides or other harsh chemicals. Here are some organic choices that we made a few years ago with our youngest child when she could first start eating baby food.
One extra step we took in making our baby food was to use filtered water. It was no big deal for my wife and I since we already have a faucet water filter, we just made sure to include filtered water when we made baby food.
One vegetable that stood out to us that was ideal for buying organic is spinach. Not only is spinach a wonderful source of vitamins, iron, and fiber but it makes a tasty baby food with not a lot of effort. Spinach commonly has a high amount of pesticides over the leaves, so it was a great choice for us to buy as an organic vegetable.
Chop the spinach finely and place in a blender. Add a quarter cup water to two cups spinach and hit the puree button. Add water until the consistency is right and then store in the fridge. Heat up the food in a small baby food jar as per usual and you have an easy vegetable for your baby to eat.
Apples are one of the most pesticide-infested foods as the skin is very hard to wash off once the pesticides are sprayed. Making homemade applesauce with organic apples was a cinch.
Baby’s applesauce isn’t quite the same as what adults eat, so leave out any sugar or spices from your recipe. Just use apples and water. Peel, core, and chop five apples and add to a saucepan. Then add four cups of water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer about twenty minutes or until the apples are tender, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and for the final touch put in a blender for a minute to ensure even distribution of the apples.
Turkey is a great food to start babies with and we were lucky enough to have a local farmer raise free-range and organically produced birds. For our needs, we bought two turkeys a month to make baby food with the breast.
Cook the turkey thoroughly using whatever recipe you wish for whole turkeys, leaving out stuffing and turkey broth. If whole turkeys are not convenient, you will want to purchase fully cooked organic turkey breast.
The only thing you should be basting with your turkey is water and nothing else. Babies need to taste turkey and not poultry seasoning. When your turkey is done, finely chop the turkey breast until it is almost a powder. Add to a blender two cups of turkey and a quarter cup water. Puree and add water until you get the consistency you desire.
Consult with your pediatrician before commencing any dietary changes with your newborn. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be used as actual medical advice.