Now that you have figured out what equipment you are going to use to make your own baby food (see part 1 here) you need to figure out what to feed your baby. Just like with store-bought food, there are certain foods that are better for different ages. I think that Wholesome Homemade Baby Food has a great list of foods for different ages.
You can buy fresh produce from your local grocery store, farmers market, or garden. My favorite is getting fresh fruit from my parent’s garden, Decker just grins at Papa and he happily hands over the fruits and veggies we need. You can also buy frozen produce. I wouldn’t suggest using canned food since it can be higher in sodium and sugar. Buying the food for your baby is the time you and everyone else in the family can focus on eating healthier. If you are buying squash for the baby, grab a bit extra to cook up for every one else!
Make sure you are feeding your baby a good variety of fruits and veggies and that you have introduced a food to check for allergies before making a whole batch of food!
Next you need to get the food ready to puree. Wholesome Homemade Baby Food has a list of fruits and vegetables that tells you the best way to prep the foods before pureeing them.
Once you have washed, cut, and cooked the food you just blend it up and poor it into the freezing trays.
I do not suggest mixing foods, puree and store them all separately. I will explain more about this in my next post!