1. Milk Porridge with Apricots
All it takes is whole milk, baby porridge oats, and soft, dried apricots. It’s best to puree the dried fruit into the porridge if your baby is too young for finger food.
2. Single-Serving Pumpkin and Carrot Cubes
Cook until soft and then puree with a stick blender. Pour into ice cube trays to freeze for future consumption.
Tip: Put a full day’s worth of cubes into a freezer bag for super-convenient serving.
3. Homemade Yogurt
It’s easy, cost effective, and the perfect base for baby treats. All you need is pasteurized whole milk, a cup of store-bought yogurt, and patience. Here’s a guide for starters. Try mixing in your baby’s favorite fruit puree!
4. Rice Porridge
Tip: Put the rice in the food processor before cooking. It’ll cook faster AND be easier for your tot to eat. You can also puree the cooked rice and add it to milk formula!
5. Pureed Leftovers
An awesome way to repurpose your leftovers into a hearty soup for babies. Simply rinse off the seasonings of the previous night’s main dish and puree it with a blender or food processor.
6. Easy Fruit Compote
Simmer a combination of fruits on the stovetop. Then cool it, mash it, and serve it. You can use whatever fruit you have on hand, or try this recipe for an excellent combination of fruit.
Pulse old-fashioned oats in a food processor to break them down, then cook as you normally would. Mix in a lil cinnamon and whole milk, and your baby will love you for all of eternity.
8. Creamy, Fruity Popsicles
Natural yogurt (Did you make your own? Amazing!), peaches, and bananas. Blend, pour into molds, freeze, and voila!
9. Pureed Vegetables
Super nutritious and pretty to look at! Wash and steam vegetables (like beets, as shown in the picture) and puree with a blender or food processor. If you’re in a time pinch, canned vegetables can also be pureed.
10. And (of course): Applesauce
Nothing better than applesauce when you’re in a hurry! Cook and puree apples ahead of time, then store in jars for future serving. Delicious bliss for babies (and probably adults too).