Can I just take a moment to say that I love making my little guy baby food? There is something rewarding about knowing that I made what is going into his mouth! It’s not for everyone…no biggie! I just really enjoy it. Oh, and hey, I blogged about the pros and cons of making baby food if you interested (smile). Lately he has been scarfing his food down, so I have been a bit busier in the kitchen getting my cook on. Last time I introduced pears and they have been a hit. And of course we’re still going strong in the sweet potato and carrot area. Ok, next up! Peaches and Nectarines!
Peaches/Nectarine Homemade Baby Food
- Buy the peaches. Peaches ARE on the dirty dozen list, so buy organic if you choose to. I decided not to because I am washing them and peeling them. I looked for peaches that were not yet soft to the touch and were free from bumps and bruises. Much like looking for pears and apples.
- Wash, peel, pit, and dice the peaches. Give ’em a good scrub and peel them. I use a potato peeler (is that weird?). I then just cut away most of the peach from the pit and diced the chunks up.
- Steam the peaches. There are lots of other ways to cook peaches, but I decided to use my Beaba Babycook to steam them because I have had success with it so far!
- Puree the peaches. After the peaches are nice and soft throw them in the blender and go to town! I reserved the liquid from steaming the peaches to add to the puree, but I didn’t have to add any in because the peaches were so soft already. They pureed up very nicely.
- Scoop into freezer trays. Plop some peaches in each ice cube tray and freeze for 24 hours. After they are frozen through, pop them into a freezer bag with the date written on it. Read my baby food safety tips for advice on how long to keep frozen baby food.
Baby boy was a bit unsure of the peaches at first (especially after finishing a bowl of veggies), but he really likes them! We usually serve him a fruit for lunch every day, alternating between pears and peaches. Yum Yum!
Next up: Green Beans (actually my second try at them…)
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