Homemade baby food ingredients
First foods should be rich in iron. Try iron-fortified cereal, fresh beef, lamb, pork or chicken, and cooked tofu, legumes or egg.
Along with iron-rich foods, first foods can be single foods like banana, avocado, apple, pear, pumpkin or potato. You can mix foods together, like meat and vegies. And include foods that cause allergies, like cooked egg and peanut butter. Introduce foods in any order.
Preparing and cooking homemade baby food
Step 1: to make pureed or mashed baby food, peel the skin off fruits and vegetables. Trim the fat off meats. Remove skin from chicken.
Step 2: steam, microwave or boil the foods until soft and cooked. Set aside some of the cooking liquids.
Storing and serving homemade baby food
Store baby food in plastic containers. Keep for up to 2 days in the fridge or 30 days in the freezer. Label containers with contents and the date food was prepared.
Freeze pureed or mashed baby food in clean ice cube trays. Spoon baby food into the trays and cover with plastic wrap. Store in the freezer for no more than 30 days.