- it's so much cheaper than buying it;
- it's healthier, because the food is always fresh and doesn't have any preservatives in it;
- you can create your own combinations of ingredients and come up with kinds that don't even exist in a store.
To make any of the below fruit purees you will need:
- a regular pan with a lid;
- if you'd rather steam the fruit instead of boiling (more health benefits when steaming), use a steamer basket inside of a pan. I've done both ways;
- blender or a food processor;
- food storage containers;
- obviously, ingredients;
- and if you do freeze the leftovers, which I recommend, ice cube trays and freezer bags.
Banana strawberry puree
Cook a pound of stemmed sliced strawberries for about 4 minutes. Add in 2 peeled sliced bananas and cook for another minute. Transfer in a blender and puree.
Pear raisin puree
Cook 4 peeled cored pears and 1/4 cup raisins for 6-7 minutes. Puree.
Those were just a few examples, but it's so fun to experiment and mix up different flavors and combinations: pears and dried apricots; figs and apples; peaches and strawberries; apples and strawberries...
I hope you have fun cooking and your baby enjoys his or her yummy homemade meals from this youngest age.