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Making Your own Baby Food

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I feel like over the past few years, baby food making has become quite the trend. My youngest is not ready for solids just yet, but I made baby food for my first two children and will plan to do the same for when she is ready. It amazes me all of the new products that hit the market encouraging and helping parents create healthy, easy, and quick purees for their babies. We now have all these resources available to us, so it is only natural we take them and make their food. Here are some of our favorite fresh baby food systems:

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Sage Spoonfuls - A grab-and-go homemade baby food system for today's busy parents. This award winning 21 piece system allows you to prepare, serve, store and take your fresh, homemade baby food on-the-go with ease.

Nuk Fresh Foods Cook and Blend - The Freshfoods line helps make feeding easier with the ability to mash, store and freeze your own baby food. Use the Cook-n-Blend Baby Food Maker to make your own homemade baby food. With both smooth and chunky texture options, you can make food according to your preference.

Piyo Piyo Baby Food Processor Set - The all-in-one set allows you to grate; grind and juice with just a change of the lid. This innovative processor comes with pestle, mortar, grinding lid, grinding board, filter, juicer, and feeding spoon.

Munchkin Chopper & Steamer- 2-in-1 Chopper and Steamer, chops with a single hand motion and steams quickly in the microwave so you can prepare homemade baby food for your baby. Munchkin also makes great storage trays for your purees allowing you to refrigerate or freeze.

Baby Bullet - Whip up baby food for your little one with the Magic Bullet baby bullet food system. The baby food processor has 2 blend blades for mixing soft or textured foods. The Baby Bullet complete baby care system comes with small cups with re-sealable lids to keep the food fresh while traveling. There is a milling blade that grinds rice, grains and oats into fine cereal powder for your baby.

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Now that you have all of the necessary equipment for your baby food making, it is key to have the best cookbooks. Here is a list of fun cookbooks to help you in the process.

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1. Sage Spoonfuls "Simple Recipes Healthy Meals Happy Babies" by Liza Huber - This easy-to-follow, beautifully designed book, includes everything you need to know about introducing and feeding your baby solids, as well as family favorite recipes the entire family, babies and toddlers included, can enjoy together! Buy the book on Amazon here Simple Recipes Healthy Meals Happy Babies

2. Bebe Gourmet by Jenny Carenco - mother of two and president/founder of one of France’s leading 100% natural baby food lines, Les Menus Bébé, teaches parents how to prepare food their babies will want to eat—food that will not only get baby all the necessary nutrients, but also give parents peace of mind. Buy the book on Amazon here Bebe Gourmet

3. Starting Solids by Annabel Karmel- Starting Solids is the perfect introductory book to first foods and gives parents all the information they need. Acclaimed children's nutritionist Annabel Karmel offers more than 50 delicious recipes to jumpstart parents into cooking healthy, nutritious food for their babies and three menu planners give extra guidance to parents. Buy the book on Amazon here Starting Solids 

There you have it, everything you need to help and guide you in making your own baby food. Happy Cooking!

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