Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Baby Food Galore: Peas, Apples, Peaches, Apricots, & Cherries

I am so far behind on sharing baby food recipes so I'm just going to do a giant post to catch up. Hope you don't mind ;-)


Super easy. Steam frozen peas for several minutes, about 5-7, until tender. 

Puree in a blender or food processor. 

At this point it's pretty chunky. If your baby doesn't mind, you're done. For a first time feeding, I'd go ahead and push it though a sieve to make it more smooth.

I did a big bag of frozen peas, 32 oz I think, and got 16 1/4 jars! I don't remember the exact price of the bag, maybe $2.50, so that comes to about $0.16/jar!

Next up, Apples!

Peel and slice the apples and steam for 10-12 minutes until fork tender. 


Add a little of the cooking liquid if needed to thin it out.

I got 10 jars from 3lbs of apples. Again, I don't have my receipt but I think the bag was about $3 so $0.30/jar!

Mmmm Peaches
This one was the hardest to make. I got THE best batch of peaches at the store so it was really hard not to eat them all before they hit the pan! haha

But the ones that made it through, I cut them in half and took out the seed.

Steamer basket for 3-5 minutes

Let them cool and the skins will come right off.

Puree and this stuff is sooooo good, save some for your baby! 

7 jars for about $2 is $0.29/jar.


Another really yummy fruit. Take 1 cup of dried apricots and 1 cup of water. 

Place in a pan and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes. 
Apricots should pierce easily with a fork. 

Puree apricots in a food processor until smooth, adding cooking liquid as needed. 

So the 1 cup made 5 jars. I think it was about $0.30/jar.


Yummy, I had a hard time not eating a bunch of these too.  Take 2 cups of cherries.

Pit the cherries. I didn't have a cherry pitter so I just cut them in half and pried out the pit. hehe

A little bit of a change on this one. Puree the cherries first. 

Then heat the cherries in a pan until hot for about 3-5 minutes. Let cool completely and serve or store. 

I don't have a pictures, but it made 4 large jars of cherries. About $0.40/jar.

Whew, well I think I'm caught up for now. There are a whole bunch of homemade and wholesome baby food. I love making Ben's food because I know exactly what went into it and it is just so darn CHEAP!! Love it!!

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  1. Hi! I was just wondering where you got the containers you stored the peas in? Thanks!

    1. Hey Bridget, thanks for coming by. The containers I have are from BabiesRUs and I have liked them. Another mom I talked to said she had issues with the lid popping open. There are lots of great options on Amazon, I especially like the silicone trays. That way you can pop the cubes out and put them in a bag or container and you can keep using the tray.

  2. Hi!
    I was wondering where I can find your other baby food recipes?

    1. Hi Sam,
      I have several more recipes, here are the links:


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