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How To Make Homemade Stage 2 Baby Food Puree

I started making my son puree after he started to become more and more interested in table food. Instead of buying his baby food, I opted to make it at home. When making your baby’s food, not only do you know what is in it, you can also save a great deal of money! Baby food can get expensive and I am not just speaking about the purees. So, insted of complaining about the ingredients in some of the foods and the price — I made my own for him. I did some research and found that some baby foods have harsh components in them from the packaging too. Yikies!

He is weaning himself off of breastmilk with Baby Led Weaning, but I make purees for when I am eating something that he can not necessarily eat. The puree recipes you will see in the video are considred Stage 2 because they are chunkier in consistency, different combinations of food and have spices in them. When you watch the video, you will see that I blend it just enough, but not too much so that it does not lose chunks. He knows how to chew, so I want to make sure that I encourage him to do that when he eats by giving him chunks.

For optimal quality, keep baby food cubes in the freezer for 3 months. However, they can last for up to 6 months, if kept away from the freezer door. You can reheat the cubes over a double broiler, in the refrigerator or in the microwave over 15 seconds. I recommend the refrigerator or the double broiler to retain all of the nutrients. Do not re-freeze and throw away any un-used re-heated baby food within 24 hours.

After watching the video, scroll down for the recipe for all three of the Stage 2 Baby Food Purees and then PIN THEM to Pinterest!

DIY Stage 2 Baby Food Purees Recipes

Baby Food Puree #1: Brown Rice, Green Apple, Spinach & Italian Seasoning

  • 1/4C Brown Rice
  • 2 slices of Green Apple
  • 1/2C Spinach
  • Pinch of Italian Seasoning

Cook rice. Combine all ingredients and rice in a blender. Blend until everything is incorporated, but leave a few chuncks. Pour into icecube tray or silicone mold and leave in freezer for 4-24H. Pop out of tray and transfer to a airtight container to store.

Baby Food Puree #2: Vanilla Bean Banana & Mango

  • 1/2 Mango
  • 1/2 Banana
  • Pinch of Vanilla Bean

Combine all ingredients into a blender. Blend until everything is incorporated, but leave a few chuncks. Pour into icecube tray or silicone mold and leave in freezer for 4-24H. Pop out of tray and transfer to a airtight container to store.

Baby Food Puree #3: Avocado, Carrot, Sweet Potato & Cinnamon

  • 1/4 Avocado
  • 1/2 Carrot
  • 1/4 Organic Sweet Potato (cooked)
  • Pinch of Cinnamon

Bake sweet potato. Combine all ingredients into a blender. Blend until everything is incorporated, but leave a few chuncks. Pour into icecube tray or silicone mold and leave in freezer for 4-24H. Pop out of tray and transfer to a airtight container to store.

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