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Sunday, January 15, 2012

mangia mondays 45: make your own baby food

howdy friends!
welcome to another round of

a blog hop i co-host with one of my favorite-ist bloggers around
lisa from shine your light!

this week, i'm excited to talk about
making your own baby food!

i have to admit, i'm totally pumped to start making baby dowling
some delicious grub. now, i know i've got plenty of time before i even
really need to think about actual baby food, but why not start now?

for christmas, hubs & i got the baby bullet.
you can make, freeze, & store a good amount of fresh baby food.
plus, the little storage containers just look so happy!
what excites me most about making our little cupcake his/her own food
is that i know exactly how fresh it is,
what's going in it,
& it'll save us some money!

we also got the baby bullet steamer
which defrosts, cooks, & sanitizes. awesome!

williams sonoma offers a baby food maker, too:

i think i may get a couple of these so i can make some large batches & freeze.
also, wouldn't these be cute for little popsicles in the summer?

of course, i'll need to add these books to my collection:

for those of you with kids,
did you ever attempt making your own baby food?
were you successful? was is easy?
was it worth the extra time & effort?
let me know! :)

now it's your turn -
link up those recipes & food posts!

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until next time,
dowlings, out!


  1. Hi Kristin, Thanks for hosting. We don't have any children but we have used the magic bullet and it's pretty amazing. We love it. I'm sure the baby bullet works just as well. Great packaging and marketing too.
    I'm sharing a recipe for Kabocha Squash Gnocchi with a curried fig butter. Have a great week.

  2. We adopted a two year old who had not had solid food yet, so we made all our meals for her; we still make homemade soups and casseroles and freeze,plus buy only organic for her. It's all good!

    Alyzabeth's Mommy

  3. What a great idea and supplies to make your own baby food. Years ago (16), I would cook bland, blend, and serve to babies/toddlers. ~ Ellen

  4. Thanks for hosting - I'm your newest follower! Would love for you to follow back. :-)

    I linked up a recipe for homemade 9 grain bread that I make in 5 loaf batches so I have extra to freeze. It's delish and I hope you like it!

  5. I made my own food (and still do) for my son since he starting eating solids. It was not hard at all. I work part time, so I didn't mind the extra time spent. I love the fact that I knew exactly how my son's food was prepared and what was in it. I loved this web site it helped me a lot with making my own baby food.

  6. oops :) forgot what I started to say :)
    Thank you for hosting!

  7. I made almost all of my own food (not as much fruit because it is SO expensive!). I used the Beaba and loved it! I don't think you need cookbooks. Honestly by the time they are ready for meat etc you are probably ready to start things like lunchmeat etc.

    I liked making my own because I could control how much water went in. I tended to make mind thicker which was less messy (store bought is SO runny) and I think made for an easier transition to solids.

    Have fun!!!

  8. Thank you for hosting! I used my Vitamix (a regular Blender will work too) to puree cooked carrots and sweet potatoes, pears, apples and bananas for my son's homemade baby food.

    I linked up my Lasagna (Gluten Free) and Smoked Salmon Avocado Rolls this week.

  9. Thanks for hosting. I shared my three bean chili. We have always made our own babyfood too, but definitely not as cute as yours!!!

  10. Making your own food is definitely the way to go. Just make sure you do pears and sweet potatoes! Those are the absolute best. It's surprisingly easy to make your own food and it is cost effective. Hey if I did it you know it's awesome because let's face it, I'm lazy. :)

  11. Oh my gosh that thing is the cutest - a Baby Bullet?? You are going to have so much fun with it.
    I have gone both ways - making my own and buying. Definitely any baby food that involves meat - make yourself! There is something so nasty about the jarred chicken & beef dinners!! Making big batches that you can freeze is definitely the way to go. And if down the road, you are just too exhausted, the munchkin CAN survive on store-bought so don't stress yourself out!!! :) :)

  12. Hi! Making your own baby food would be great to do for your baby. I brought Zucchini Bread. Pat

  13. I want to try to make nice baby food ... thank you

  14. WOW...Very very nice......
    Success for your blog...