Three Homemade Baby Food Recipes to Make Using a Food Mill

09.10.18 - BY Nona Raybern
Homemade Baby Food

Homemade Baby Food doesn’t need to be fancy or difficult to prepare. In fact, homemade baby food is best when it’s simple.

The lovely part about homemade baby food is that you know exactly what’s going into it, since you’re making it yourself! And with heavy metals being found in a long list of off-the-shelf baby food, you want to make sure your baby’s getting the nutrition they need without any surprise additives or accidental toxic ingredients.

And we understand that being a new mom is time consuming. That’s why these three recipes are easy and fast to make, taking less than an hour for a week’s worth of food. We use the RSVP Rotary Food Mill to quickly puree these recipes to perfection.

 

Carrot Apple Brown Rice Puree

Carrot Apple Brown Rice Puree

Ingredients

  • 2
    Carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2
    Apples, chopped
  • 1
    Cup
    Brown rice, cooked
  • Pinch
    Sea salt

Instructions

  1. Peel, core, and chop apples into 1"x1" chunks. Peel and chop carrots into 1/4"x1/4" slices. Add to 8 qt pot with boiling water and cook on medium high heat for at least 15 minutes until soft.

    Cook 1 cup of brown rice according to instructions on stove top. Add 1/2 cup of water and cook on low heat for up to 20 minutes, until brown rice becomes soft and paste like.

    Strain the pot and pour the mixture into a food mill. Process through food mill into a bowl until food has been completely pureed. Add brown rice to food mill and process through. Add salt if desired. Stir the puree and rice together until completely incorporated.

    Store in airtight container for up to 1 week. 

Beet Ginger Applesauce

Beet Ginger Applesauce

Ingredients

  • 3
    Apples, chopped
  • 1
    small
    Beet, chopped
  • 1/4
    cup
    Fresh ginger
  • 1
    Tsp
    Cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Peel, core, and chop apples into 1"x1" chunks. Peel and chop beets into 1/2"x1/2" chunks.  Peel ginger and slice into 1/8" slices. Add all three to 8 qt pot with boiling water and cook on medium high heat for at least 15 minutes until soft.

    Strain the pot and pour the mixture into a food mill. Process through food mill into a bowl until food has been completely pureed. Add cinnamon. Stir the puree together until completely incorporated. 

    Store in airtight container for up to 1 week. 

Recipe Notes

This recipe may stain clothing, so remember to use a bib or dress your baby in all black (goth baby!). 

Kiwi Zucchini Apple Puree

Kiwi Zucchini Apple Puree

Ingredients

  • 3
    Kiwis, soft and ripe
  • 2
    Apples, chopped
  • 1
    Zucchini, chopped

Instructions

  1. Peel, core, and chop apples into 1"x1" chunks. Chop zucchini into large 1"x1" chunks. Add both to 8 qt pot with boiling water and cook on medium high heat for at least 15 minutes until soft. 

    Soften kiwis with gently massaging them in your hands. Peel skin off and cut in half. 

    Strain the pot and add the apples, kiwi, and zucchini into a food mill. Process through food mill until food has been completely pureed. Stir the puree together until completely incorporated. 

    Store in airtight container for up to 1 week.