I used store bought baby food with my first baby. A baby shower game cured me of that for good when I was pregnant with my second baby and had to guess what flavor a grey mush of baby food was. Turned out it was mac and cheese. or Chicken. To this day I can’t remember but the taste was so disgusting that I don’t think I bought baby food even once after that.
If I didn’t want to eat it, why would I want that to be the first experience my baby had with food?
Fortunately, making homemade baby food is super simple. I actually found it was easier than using jarred baby food most of the time because I could just smoosh up whatever I was cooking for the rest of the family once baby was a bit older.
The Baby Bullet system makes homemade baby food even easier. I have a Magic Bullet that I use for just about everything so I was thrilled when I found out they make a system specifically designed for making homemade baby food.
I’m big on simplicity so to really test out the Baby Bullet system, I put my 8 year old to work. he’s a budding chef so he jumps at any chance to cook and with a new baby due to arrive soon (and who will probably already be here by the time you see this post), he thought it was a great idea to taste test some baby food recipes.
I know the first time I made my own baby food, I felt lost. I wanted someone to just sit me down and show me what to do. After a bit of trial and error I figured it out, but as a new mom I didn’t have much extra time on my hands. The Baby Bullet Deluxe Cookbook is a lifesaver — especially if you are new to homemade baby food.
The instructions are so simple that my 8 year old was able to follow it with no extra help. It’s got great illustrations to help you see exactly what you need and what tools you need to use.
I have big plans for putting him to work once this baby is ready for solids.
We started off with pureed bananas because they are super easy and my kids thought that would be a really cool way to eat bananas.
The whole process is really easy.
Step 1 – Bananas
Step 2 – Water
Step 3 – Blend
It works just like the regular Magic Bullet does but includes some great baby food specific accessories and storage containers. Since we’re bored waiting around until my induction next week, we turned it into a bit of a pre-baby baby food tasting party. My 6 year old wouldn’t even taste anything we made once he heard that it was baby food, but my 8 year old had a blast.
Baby Bullet Turbo Steamer
My favorite part of the Baby Bullet system was the Turbo Steamer, and judging from my 8 year old’s reaction, he has big plans for it — not just for baby food but for some kid-friendly recipes. We decided to try it out by steaming some fresh pears to turn into a pear puree, but it will also steam eggs and sanitize baby items.
We prepped our pears by peeling and slicing them. There are simple instructions that tell you how much water you need to put in the steamer for different types of food and what setting it needs to be on.
The steamed pears looked like they’d be delicious for my older kids just like that. We may have to try that sometimes. Once they were steamed we just followed the same instructions we did for the bananas and turned them into a tasty pear puree.
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