Jan 7, 2011

Baby Food: Carrot Puree

I have been so excited to start making baby food for Jack. As much as I enjoy being in the kitchen, all I've wanted is to make food for the little guy! I waited 6 long months (they flew by, really) and now we can start him on solid foods.

As a gift, we received a food mill, containers to store purees and the book Top 100 Baby Purees - people definitely knew what I would like!

The book suggests that a good first vegetable puree would be carrots and as luck would have it, we always have carrots in the fridge. I wasn't sure how this would go, how easy or difficult it would be - but it was so simple and really only took the time to boil the carrots. Done in a snap!

I cannot wait to really build my freezer stash of baby food.

I started with whole, peeled carrots.

Then I chopped them into like size chunks to get them ready to steam.

After they were done steaming, I put them into the food mill.

The food mill quickly worked them into a smooth puree. By adding some cooking liquid, I reached a good, smooth consistency.

Once the puree was cool enough, I added them to the containers, in different amounts. I used different amounts so that I will have larger quantities for the future when Jack is ready to eat more.

4-6 medium carrots, peeled and chopped

1. Once the carrots are peeled and chopped, place in a steamer basket over boiled water and cook for 15-20 minutes, until tender. Reserve cooking water.
2. Drain the carrot and place in blending device, adding water as necessary to create a very smooth puree.
3. Cool and store in containers for the freezer or serve when room temperature.

1 comment:

Kari said...

lOOKS YUMMY! It can be a lot of work to do, but make baby food is so rewarding when it is all packed away and the kitchen clean! Jack will love it!

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