Homemade Baby Food (Part One)

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This episode of Living Green with Baby introduces our first homemade healthy baby food recipe with just three ingredients and some added spices and demonstrates how easy and quick it is to prepare a one-week supply. The benefits of making your own baby food is that you will know exactly what your baby will eat and save money in the process. It’s an easy way to start going green.

For basics and introduction to making your own baby food, few useful tips and recipes: see our Homemade baby food 101.

Ingredients (yields seven 4oz servings)
3 cups pumpkin, peeled, cored and chopped
2 cups carrots, peeled and sliced
1 cup brown rice, cooked
5 cups water, filtered
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
dash ground ginger
Directions
1. Add pumpkin, carrots and rice to medium-size pot and pour water over covering all ingredients. Cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes and add ground cinnamon and ginger. Cook for another 10-15 minutes, or until carrots are soft.
2. Remove from heat and drain excessive water leaving about 3-4 tablespoons.
3. Blend all ingredients together using hand blender until smooth.
4. Allow to cool and store baby food in sterilized glass jars. Refrigerate.
5. Serve warm or room temperature.

homemade Healthy baby food

Enjoy and happy healthy baby food making!

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