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Baby Food made easy
When we had our 3 older children, I never really valued or researched baby food, the ingredients, process of packaging and all those details. I basically just took things at face value and didn’t really question our food choices. Not to say they didn’t grow into healthy children, they are all doing just fine. I just wish I would have known what I know now:) . Isn’t that true for so much of life:)
I don’t know if its the fact that I’m getting older and wiser, or if there is just a lot more knowledge out there now. I really want to be more conscious of what I serve Mila and try to start her off on a good note when it comes to her eating habits.
One way that I’ve done this is to choose organic when I can, along with trying to keep sugar out of her diet. She definitely HAS had sugar, I’m not going to lie, but I’ve definitely made a point to keep it to a minimum.
Baby Brezza Food Maker Complete
When I was asked to try the Baby Brezza food maker, I jumped at the chance. In all honesty, we have a busy schedule and I haven’t made the time to prepare baby food like I had hoped. The thought of peeling, cutting, steaming, mixing, etc etc just seems daunting to me. Then, there is the packaging, and how to serve it.
This food maker takes all the hard work out of the equation (well, except peeling…but I can handle that:))
You simply, peel your fruit or vegetable of choice, chop into pieces, place in the container and press start. The food maker steams and then blends the food into a puree. If you’re going for more of a bite size option for the toddler stage, you can skip the blend/puree option.
Re-usable food pouches
Baby food pouches are game changers for the busy family! We have loved this option for our “on the go” lifestyle. They are a great way to feed baby without much mess plus they are easy to pack in the diaper bag.
Our Baby Brezza food maker system came with re-usable food pouches! Another big win for this product. Once you’ve steamed the food, the brezza will then mix the food into a puree so you can fill the pouches and voila! Homeade baby food on the go!
There are a ton of food combinations and I’m looking forward to trying a variety of options and play around with different mixes. So far, we’ve used butternut squash, apples, bananas, quinoa, and banana but I can’t wait to add in some meat choices, and other fruits and veggies. Here is a recipe that baby brezza sent along with my machine.
- ½ cup raw ground chicken
- 1 cup broccoli florettes
- ½ cup cooked brown rice
- 1 teaspoon white sesame seeds
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives
- Place chicken, rice, broccoli and sesame seeds in machine and steam for 15 minutes.
- Add chives and puree to smooth (45 seconds).
- Stir in: ¼ – ½ cup plain yogurt, water, breast milk or formula.
To purchase a baby brezza, follow the link here, although they are also available at various retail locations such as Walmart, Well.ca, and Babies R US
I’d love to hear your experience with homeade baby food and any tips or tricks you’ve learned along the way! As we’re entering the toddler stage I’m always on the look out for great easy food options so anything you can throw my way is always accepted!
Photography by my dear friend Bernine Marie Photography