I bought a Baby Bullet at Walmart when I was pregnant with A. I paid $25 for the sucker and it has been worth every penny! I am really liking it. It's basically a blender with special fancy gadgets to aid in making baby food. I was suckered in with the $25. And although I'm not sure I would pay the original $76 price, I am thankful I have it! It only came with a six-slot silicone tray for freezing. I have been using ice cube trays as well, and have this silicone sucker by Wilton coming in the mail. I made sweet potato puree, carrot puree, and apple puree (aka apple sauce).
|Carrots steaming for baby food, dinner in the Crockpot and sweet potatoes cooling.|
|Sweet potatoes ready to go.|
|Ah, look at the cute little guys!|
Apple Puree (aka Apple Sauce): I used eight organic Red Delicious apples. Organic because apples like to suck in the nasty pesticides and that's really not something my little one needs to be eating. After washing these red beauties I cored and chopped them up. They got thrown in a big pot with about a cup of water. I cooked them on low heat for 20 minutes. The skins stayed on since that's where most of the nutritional value is. However, I think I'll take them off in my next batch because they're a little hard for the little one to maneuver. I cooled them off quickly by putting the pot in ice water. The apples with their juice then made its way into the Baby Bullet. You can guess the rest of the story...
Carrot Puree: I washed, pealed, and chopped enough carrots to fit in my steamer (I need to invest in a bigger steamer). These little guys steamed their hearts out and once they got soft they eventually made their way into the Baby Bullet. I added pumped breast milk to thin them out a little. It's important to NOT use the left over water from steaming because of the nitrates. And it's also important to not use baby cut carrots since they have chlorine added to them. The chlorine makes them not turn white in the packaging, which is just no good for the babies!
Sweet Potato Puree: I scrub my potatoes well, stab 'em a couple times with a fork, and popped them in the microwave. I use the handy "potato" feature on my microwave for the cooking time. Go ahead, be a hater about me using my microwave to cook my baby food. Whateve. I let the potatoes cool and then put their yummy orange goodness in the Baby Bullet. I like to use organic apple juice, peach juice, or pear juice to thin them out.