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    Default Making and freezing baby food

    I'm interested in making my own baby food. But I was wondering if I can make alot ahead and freeze it? For one thing, I want to use organic fruits and veggies and the only place to buy those is over an hour away, so I'd have to buy a bunch a once and store the food somehow. Also, rather than making it as I need it, it would be nice to make a bunch all at once and then just get it out as needed. Suggestions??? Thanks!!

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    Default Re: Making and freezing baby food

    Most things you can freeze for up to 30 days, at least. I make food up once every 2 weeks or so, usually and that works great. I don't have to do a lot, so it doesn't seem time consuming and it stays nice and fresh. It tastes nice and fresh!

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    Default Re: Making and freezing baby food

    Hi
    check out this site http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/

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    Default Re: Making and freezing baby food

    What do you freeze the food in? I bought 2 sample packs of gerber foods so that I could see which fruits and veggies she likes, so could I just re-use the little glass jars and put food in those to freeze? Also, once I freeze it and then thaw for use, how long can I keep it in the fridge? It takes her about 3-4 days right now to finish a tiny jar of food, so would I be able to still take that long with thawed food? Checking out the website now... Thanks!

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    Default Re: Making and freezing baby food

    I made baby food for my boys yeeeears ago (they are 15 and 16 now) and I plan to again for my 6 month old. Back then I made batches of whatever the food was going to be that week and portioned it out into ice cube trays. Then I would cover the trays with plastic wrap and freeze them. Once frozen, I would pop the cubes out, one at a time for a serving (or more cubes, depending on how much I wanted to serve), and defrost them and serve them. This was mostly for the pureed foods.

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    I have used the glass jars for refreezing, and smaller type glass mason jars, although those are not as handy because they are so big. I just didn't fill them all the way to the top. The ice cube tray idea is fantastic, though, and would be just about the right size for a baby just learning solids...they are about 1 oz and most of the stage 1 baby foods are 2.5 oz (I think!). I also got some used plastic gerber containers, that I use now. I had a couple 3 oz tupperware containers that worked great, and I know you can buy those disposable glad containers that are very small (and just reuse them to save on $$$ and waste). Just some thoughts!

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    Default Re: Making and freezing baby food

    I've also heard of buying small jarred mushroom or artichokes and then reusing those glass jars after cleaning and sterilizing. In fact, I used Frapaccino bottles to freeze bm in and those worked great for that.

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    Default Re: Making and freezing baby food

    The ice cube trays do work well. I would freeze the fruits and veggies (i would also make about a 2-week supply of a variety of green/orange veggies plus fruits like peaches and pears) in the ice cube trays. Then, to save space, I would move the frozen cubes into labeled frozen ziploc bags. Every morning (or sometimes the night before), I would take a few cubes out of the freezer to defrost for the next day. It really was easy and we saved SO much money on baby food. Those jarred foods are 50% water (or more) and SO expensive.

    Fun fact: halfway through using my second 2-3 week batch of veggies, DD decided to finger feed pea-size chunks to herself so I had all these cubes of pureed food that she didn't really want. I found a great use for the cubes, though: I threw them in the crockpot, added a few cans of diced tomatoes and some vegetable broth and spices. It made a GREAT vegetable soup.

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