November 24, 2009

Bulk Baby Food Batch #1: Complete!

In the coming month Roscoe can look forward to filling his belly with:
  • Organic Carrots
  • Organic Peas
  • Brown Rice
  • Bananas
  • Dates
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Organic Apple
  • Organic Chicken
  • Oats
I mashed the fruits and vegetables after steaming when appropriate, and used a food processor to chop the chicken and carrots.

I bought the Beaba Freezer Trays, but I just wasn't patient enough to wait for them!

Instead I lined two baking sheets with wax paper, evenly spaced tablespoon-sized scoops of each food, and put the sheets in the freezer. Tomorrow morning I'll combine two to three scoops in Ziploc bags and store them in larger freezer bags.

Think of combinations like banana/date, sweet potato/rice, and chicken/apple/oat. . .YuM!

UPDATE: Here is the result!

I wasn't sure how easy or difficult it would be to make Roscoe's food from scratch, but after going through the process once, it really could not be easier. While I love to buy baby gear, I learned there is no need for special containers or apparatus. I canceled my Beaba order and saved myself 40 bucks!


  1. Fun stuff ahead! We used ice trays, which are pretty handy too. Also, avocado is a great one, and really good for them. No prep ahead of time, just mash it up fresh. I think that was Maddie's first food after the rice.

    Can't wait to see pictures of Roscoe chowing down!

  2. Hey Rorie!

    He tried avocado a few days ago...he hated it the fist time. The second time I couldn't get between him and his avocado. :) He loved it! He also enjoyed papaya.

    Ice cube trays would be great, and probably take up less space than two half sheets!

    Roscoe better love food as much as the rest of us do!



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