Organic Baby Food
It’s pretty exciting when your baby is ready to eat solid food! They’re finally able to begin developing their own likes and dislikes when it comes to food, and it’s pretty great seeing them hit their developmental milestones.
However, at this crucial stage, it’s important for parents to focus on the quality of the food their child eats. One of the best ways to initiate your kid into their next chapter in life is by starting out with organic baby food!
What Is Organic Food?
Food that is free of preservatives, genetic modification, and chemical residue is considered organic. Organic baby food is made up of fresh, raw, and healthy ingredients like vegetables or fruits. The best part about organic baby food is:
- It is high in nutrients
- Safe to consume (95% fewer chemicals!)
- Less exposure to toxins
- Lesser chances of endocrine, hormonal and allergy issues in later years
Making Organic Baby Food at Home
Organic baby food recipes aren’t so difficult to make! In fact, some really easy ones turn out delicious, healthy, and are a breeze to make! However, before you begin, remember:
- Make small portions; organic food is raw food, which means chances of spoiling are quite high.
- Freeze leftover food
- Look out for allergies or intolerances – your kid may be allergic to peanuts, soy, eggs, lactose in milk, etc so be careful
- Shop organic
- Use organic milk or breast milk in recipes where milk is used
Yummy Pea Puree
Steam 3 cups of fresh peas – boil water, add peas in a strainer and cover. When tender, add peas and organic milk to a blender/food processor and puree until smooth. Strain the pea puree into small containers and freeze.
To serve this mighty helping of vitamins A and C, protein, calcium and iron, let the puree thaw or warm over low heat.
An Avo Treat
Cream a ripe avocado in a bowl and add some milk to thin it out. You can add some semi-soft steamed carrots or baked potato for some colour and to encourage chewing.
Refrigerate this concoction of fibre, potassium, vitamin E, calcium and healthy fats with the avocado pit.
Bananas for Bananas
Peel a small banana and mash into a puree. Add some milk to thin out the mixture.
It’s important to serve this power food fresh; in other words, don’t freeze or refrigerate it!
A Little Bit of Gourmet
Steam some peeled and chopped butternut squash. When tender, add in a peeled and chopped carrot, and some fresh sweet corn. Blend the veggies into a puree, strain, cool and serve.
You can thin it out with some water or milk. This food can be portioned and frozen, and is packed with thiamine, folate, potassium, vitamin C and B5, iron, niacin and so much more!