Baby Food: Beets Puree

I love beets. As a child I used to eat them when my mom made them for us.  My husband never ate them.  I wanted to make sure that our boys eat them.  So I made my son beets puree.   He was not really a fan of it but he did eat them.   Here is how I made them.

Ingredients:

  • 4 beets
  • cooking board
  • baby bullet
  • pot
  • water

Step 1: Peel the four beets.

Step 2: Cut into 2 inch pieces.

Step 3: Put water into the pot and place the beets inside.

Step 4: Bring water into a boil with beets inside and cook until they are soft.

Step 5:  Place the beets into baby bullet and puree it.

Making beets took a little longer than the fruit because fruit is softer.  But it was easy to make.

Happy Baby Food Making!!! 

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Baby Food: Banana & Apple Puree

Here is another kind of baby puree that I have made my kids.   I always want them to have healthy food because buying food you don’t know what gets put into it.

I started with the apples.   

Step 1:  Peel and core the apples. (I peeled the apples because I made it with the peel once and it was hard for my son to eat.)

Step 2: Cut into 2 inch pieces.

Step 3:  Place apple pieces into a pot and fill with water.

Step 4: Let the apples boil and get soft.  About 10 minutes.

Step 5:  Place the apples into the Baby Bullet.  Puree the apples.  Add water if needed to make it softer. I used the same water that was used to boil the water because it still has the flavor of the apple in it.

Step 6: Place into a separate bowl.

Next I worked on the bananas. 

Step 1: Peel 2 bananas.

Step 2: Cut into 3 inch pieces.

Step 3: Place into Baby Bullet.

Step 4: Add some baby water. I use baby water because it filtered a different way.

Step 5: Puree the bananas.

Combine together.  I placed the pureed apples into the puree with the bananas and pureed it once more so that they would mix together.

I ended up getting 6 baby bullet jars and one baby bowl of baby puree.

It took me about 20 minutes to do all this.  It was quick and easy to make.  I used everything that I already had at home.

Happy baby making food!!!!! 

Baby Food: Pea Puree

Homemade food is the best for babies.  You make it and you know exactly what goes into it.  It’s important that your baby gets the best food and that is through being homemade.  This week I made pea puree as a first food for my son.  It was quick and easy and I made it under 15 minutes.   Below are the ingredients/materials and directions for 3 small jars of peas for trying and tasting.

Ingredients/Materials

  • frozen peas (1/2 a bag)
  • a quart size pot
  • water
  • baby bullet
  • baby bullet jars
  • slotted spoon

Directions

  1. Put 1/2 a bag of frozen peas into the quart size pot.
  2. Fill the pot with water up until the peas a covered a little bit.
  3. Cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Put it into your baby bullet using a slotted spoon to not get any water into the baby bullet.
  5. Blend and add some of the water that was used to boil the peas.
  6. Blend until it is a puree.
  7. Fill up the baby bullet jars with the peas puree.
  8. Store in the fridge for 3 days.

Hope your baby enjoys the pea puree.  Happy baby food making!

Baby Food: Banana Puree

I enjoy making my son homemade food. It is easy and quick to make. I also know what is going into the food and I know that it is healthy for him.   My last baby food blog was on how to make pear puree. This blog will be how to make banana puree.   I needed to make something right before I went to bed.  I saw that I had bananas and I read that bananas are a good first food.  All I needed was the banana and some baby water.  You can use breastmilk if you want instead of the water to make it thick. I used baby water for my banana puree. I, of course, used my baby bullet.

Ingredients

  1. One medium size banana (ripe)
  2. baby water

Directions

  1. Cut the banana into 2 inch pieces.  I started with 3 pieces first.
  2. Place 3 pieces into baby bullet or blender.
  3. Liquidity the banana and add water to help blend it together.
  4. Add the rest of the banana pieces.
  5. Pour into storage containers.
  6. Place in the refrigerator.

It took me under 10 minutes to make. It was quick and easy to make and my one medium size banana made 2 baby jars of food.  Happy baby food making!

Polish Easter Morning

One of my favorite times of year is when we have Easter morning.  I really enjoy Polish Easter morning. We get together as a family and just celebrate the great holiday together.  We start with saying a blessing using a hard boiled egg that was blessed the day before. (See post about Holy Saturday, Blessing of the Easter Basket)  Every takes a piece of the egg and we wish each other the best for the coming year with lots of health and others things that you wish people.

Then comes getting the soup dish ready.  We fast for two days (Good Friday and Holy Saturday), so Easter morning, we get to eat all the meats that we want.  There are different kinds of sausages that go into the soup.  One of my favorite sausages is the white sausage (biala kielbasa).  It gets boiled before you can eat it.  We also put bacon, ham and smoked kielbasa.  After cutting the sausages, you put a hard boiled egg cut up into the soup dish.   The last thing that goes into the soup dish is horseradish.  Once everyone has placed everything that they want into their soup dish, comes the best thing: white borscht.

This is the best soup that you can have for the holidays. It is delicious and very filling.   Once everyone is done with their soup, we have salads.  My favorite salad is a vegetable salad that you eat with a piece of bread.

Last but not least comes the sweets.  We have of course a babka. This cake is placed in the Easter basket and blessed.  We also have mazurek which is a poppy cake.  I could eat the whole thing in one sitting.  These are the traditional Polish food during Easter morning.

Happy Easter!

Toddler & Baby Easter Egg Hunt

My first born never really enjoyed an Easter egg hunt. He was to little to understand what to do. He is now 2 years old, so I decided to have him hunt for eggs.  That got me thinking, what will I ever put inside the eggs.  I was thinking about things that he likes and needs.  I needed Easter egg fillers. I searched online to find ideas.  There were great ideas out there but I wanted to make it more personal for him.   Below is a list of things that he needed or liked.

Toddler Egg Fillers:

  1. Thomas Minis
  2. Hershey Kisses
  3. Disney Cars toys
  4. Socks

I filled his plastic Easter eggs with all these fillers.  I placed them outside in the yard and he went hunting.  He was so excited to hunt and get the eggs. It was pure joy to see him hunt.   I also wanted my second born to hunt for eggs but he was too little to walk.  I picked a few things that he needed and placed them in a bigger egg for him and just sat him down near them.  He went to grab these eggs and it was great too. Below is  a list of things for the baby egg filler.

Baby Egg Filler:

  1. Socks
  2. pacifiers
  3. small stuffed animals

 

Hope this helps. Happy filling!

Baby Food: Pear Puree

When I was pregnant with my boys, I told myself that I want them to eat healthy.  I did some research of course through Pinterest and saw how easy it is to make food. I started making puree for my first born.  When my second was born, I told myself that I will do that same.  When I make his food, I know what goes in.  I pick up the food from the grocery store and then make it myself.

When I was pregnant with my first, I asked for a baby bullet. I love my baby bullet because I am able to make my boys food puree. The baby bullet came with little jars and have numbers on it. The numbers as used as the dates of the week.  So whenever I put in the food, I mark it with the date which the puree was placed into it.  It was one of the best things that I asked for. I went on to make my own food for my boys.  It is quick and easy and costs almost nothing.    Here I am sharing my pear puree.

Ingredients

  1. pears (I used 3)
  2. water

Directions

  1. Boil water.
  2. Clean, core and peel the pears.
  3. Cut them into small pieces.
  4. Once the water boils, place the pears into the pot.
  5. Reboil the water and cover the pot.
  6. Once the pears are soft, place them into the baby bullet.
  7. Blend the pears using the water that was used to boil.
  8. Place puree into jars.

It is simple and quick. Happy baby food making!