the lazy mom’s guide to making your own baby food
Look, I try to be a good mom, I really do. But momming is hard, especially when you’re doing it by yourself, so sometimes you gotta get creative. And find some good mom hacks.
It’s almost 10pm on a Take-Out-The-Trash Night and, rather than throw away the fresh produce that our family of three never eats in its entirety, I decided to have a puree party and make some baby food for GB. On the menu: peaches.
Now, I didn’t get this brilliant idea to blog about this until I was already in the process, so I don’t have a “before” photo to show you, but I’m pretty sure you know what a peach looks like so we’re cool, right?
The Lazy Mom’s Guide to Making Your Own Baby Food
Take that pretty ripe produce you’ve got in your fruit bowl or fridge. Throw it in a Crock-Pot and go do life stuff for a few hours. (I’ve got a mini Crock-Pot that I got at Target for like $15 that’s great for entertaining… and, it turns out, making baby food.)
Take the now-soft and cooked produce out of the Crock-Pot and remove any yuckies, like pits or skins.
Deposit the mush into a Mini Bullet (no, not Mommy’s special Mini Bullet) or blender.
Blend that stuff up.
Dump the puree into whatever baby food containers you’ve got.
Wait until it cools and throw it in the freezer with whatever random baby food you’ve previously made. Or in the fridge for tomorrow. Or serve it up immediately. Whatever floats your boat.
Throw the bullet and whatever utensils you used in the dishwasher.
Feel good knowing you made your kid some baby food.
Let’s be honest, though: I’ve got plenty of the ready-made stuff for back-up and nights where I don’t have time to mess around with making my own.
I’m coming for you next, baby carrots.