I label the freezer bags with a permanent marker with the date it was made and the ingredients. For foods that don t freeze well aim to prepare and serve them fresh.
Solve this problem by selecting the best freezing foods to make into frozen batches of homemade baby food.
Making and freezing baby food. Part of the trick to making baby food in bulk is to freeze it appropriately. By using this method you can guarantee your baby s food is fresh natural and healthy without any of the usual preservatives store bought baby food can carry. If you want to freeze baby food in cubes wash out an ice cube tray with hot water and soap.
Using this method you spoon or pour your baby food purees into regular ice cube trays and then cover with plastic wrap. Making and freezing your own baby food is often a less expensive and more convenient alternative to purchasing baby food from a grocery store. Pop the baby food out easily into a gallon freezer bag or other container to be stored in the fridge.
Prior to using your ice cube trays you want to thoroughly cleanse them with warm soapy water and or run them through the dishwasher on the sanitize setting. Follow a few simple rules to make and freeze homemade baby food so you can have a wholesome meal at the ready. I used to take a whole weekend to cook the foods portion it out into ice cube trays freeze them and.
Quick tips for freezing homemade baby food. For everything else freezing will save you tons of time and money and ensure a ready supply of healthy food for baby is available after a quick defrosting. Be sure to stir to mix any hotspots and test the temperature before serving.
Although radtke made some of her son s baby food she admits it was a pain. By katherine lagomarsino updated march 19 2020. Then spoon the mashed food into each cube making sure that you have roughly the same amount in each cube.
You can store your baby food in the fridge for up to three days or in the freezer for up to six months. Before you begin cooking make sure there is sufficient room in your freezer yes go ahead and eat that ice cream to make some room. When using a container i put a piece of painter s tape on the lid and write the info with permanent marker on the tape as it easily peels off when.
Versions like the nuby garden fresh freezer tray have 2 oz compartments and include a lid for sealing in nutrients when freezing and protecting against freezer burn. Freezing homemade baby food the ice cube tray freezer bag method. Baby food freezer trays freezer bags.
Similar in look and purpose to ice cube trays baby food freezer trays are made especially for freezing homemade baby food. From the fridge just pop the baby food in the microwave for 20 seconds. From the freezer move your container to the fridge the night before you want to serve it.