Feeding your bundle of joy can be fun and made simple if you know how to puree and freeze the fruits and vegetables. Its no rocket science to puree veggies and fruits such as zucchini, avocado, yellow squash, water melon, blueberries, red apple, carrots and sweet potato. Here are the steps to puree and freeze baby food.
How To Make Puree of Vegetables/Fruits
- Wash the cut veggies a couple of times before steaming, microwaving, baking or boiling. If you are removing the peels of your fruits, wash them after peeling them. Else you can wash them and chop them before cooking. It’s better to steam the vegetables and fruits because the nutrients are not lost. Also you can cook a larger quantity of vegetables/fruits if you steam, bake or boil.
- Microwave the best option if you want to puree in small quantities. But it’s better to avoid microwaving.
- Once the cooked veggies/fruits are cool enough, transfer them into a mixer or bowl of the immersion blender. Use the water in which the fruits or vegetables were cooked in, to make the puree. When you use this water, the nutrients are not lost.
- You can also puree without adding any water or other liquids. You can preserve the water to thin the baby food before feeding the babies.
Now you need to store the pureed baby food in the freezer.
How To Freeze The Pureed Baby Food
- Transfer the pureed contents into ice cube trays for freezing.
- Cover the ice tray with a cling film. Its wise to avoid aluminum foil. Tupperware ice trays come with a lid. So if that can be procured then there is nothing like it.
- Each cube of the pureed veg/fruit is about one ounce.
- Once the puree is frozen well. Take the trays out of the freezer and transfer the contents into a thick freeze bags.
- Ensure to label the bags with date of preparation as well as the type of food. The frozen pureed baby food should be consumed within a month from the day of freezing.
- You can thaw the puree and then reheat it before feeding your baby.