Adventures in Baby Food Making – Peas and Butternut Squash

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I’m back with another Baby Food Making Adventure. I have to admit something….

This is a lot easier and more fun than I thought.

Seriously!

I never thought I would be a Mom who did homemade baby food.  Not that I thought there was anything wrong with making baby food.  I just thought it was a lot harder than it is.  So I assumed that I wouldn’t be able to make time for it, be able to understand it or that I would second guess myself on all of my choices. 

But I was so wrong!

Making homemade baby food is probably the easiest part of motherhood.  I even created a downloadable baby food schedule to follow.  Now I am not even going to say that I will be feeling like this when it comes to meats.  I will end up buying those I have a feeling.  I’ve been able to provide our little guy with healthy whole foods that I have made, which means I know how it was made.  

There is something about watching your son eat the baby food you made and him actually enjoying it.  It’s a pretty great feeling!

This time I made peas and butternut squash.  So far I’ve made carrots and apples, pears, and organic sweet potatoes.  He loved the apples, pears and sweet potatoes.  Now the carrots were a different story.  As long as I mixed the carrots with the apples or pears then he was fine and would eat them.  But if I tried to sneak a spoonful of just carrots… well let’s just say we ended up with carrots everywhere!

I was excited to try peas and butternut squash next.  His reactions are priceless!

These were super easy to make again.  You can use fresh, from the produce section or frozen.  I went with the frozen option because it was a lot less prep time, which I’m all about.  Especially on a Sunday afternoon.  The less time I spend in the kitchen means the more time I can spend with our little guy.

I created a quick video on my Youtube channel that goes through how to make homemade baby food for peas and butternut squash or you can follow the steps below.

Homemade Baby Food – Peas

1 cup frozen peas
1 pot boiling water

Cook the peas for about 10 minutes or until easily mashed.
Place in a blender or food processor.
Add about 1-3 T. water to puree easier (I used 3 T.)
Blend until smooth
Place in containers and seal

Homemade Baby Food – Organic Butternut Squash

1 – 10oz. package of frozen organic butternut squash
1 pot boiling water

Cook the butternut squash for about 8 minutes or until easily mashed.
Strain and place in a blender
Blend until smooth
Place in containers and seal

I got these containers at Amazon and I love them.  They can go from freezer to fridge to feeding.  I try not to overfill too much because the lid will not seal perfectly if you do.  

The food will last for several months in the freezer and about 3 days in the fridge.

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