Why you should be freezing baby food

Not only can you save a fortune by making your own baby food, but you can save time if you learn to thaw and freeze it too…

If you need to learn how to make organic, nutrient-rich baby food then click here. It’s important to note that you don’t need to make baby food every day. In fact, babies eat so little you can actually cook in bulk, freeze what you don’t need and whip it out when the time is right.

After making your baby’s food, wait for it to cool before transferring it to BPA-free containers. Glass containers are best but be sure you don’t fill them all the way, as they will expand and could break the glass as they freeze. Glass containers are easy to heat up in the microwave when placing them in a dish of warm water.

Ice cube trays are also a great way of storing and freezing baby food. It allows you to divide the recommended serving size for your little one into compartments which makes it easier to thaw them out. It’s about 1 tablespoon of food per ice cube.

Experts recommend you only introduce one new food to your baby at a time when they first start eating solids so you can look out for possible food allergies. Once you know individual foods are safe, you can start to combine them. You can thaw out different foods from each tray to serve your little one, for example, broccoli from one tray and pears from another and combine.

Remember that you can’t refreeze baby food after you have thawed it. Also, do not reheat defrosted foods. If your baby doesn’t eat the food, then throw it out or eat it yourself…