When Gwen was about to start on solids on her 5th month, I already researched on what are the recommended first foods for babies. I wanted her first foods to be fresh fruits and veggies and not those instant cereals and jarred baby food. But my excitement went poof when her pedia advised to give her Cerelac on the first few weeks. We just obeyed the doctor’s advise and then we went ahead buying infant cereals and jarred food too since it’s handy and easy to prepare.
But one major purchase at Mothercare Singapore will change Gwen’s diet. Jeff bought a Philips Avent steamer-blender, a nifty appliance that steams the veggies, fruits or meat, once cooked, just flip it over to blend or puree the food. The end product is a freshly made baby food.
I gave it a test run last Saturday, I made Apple Carrot Puree.
Apple Carrot Puree recipe:
1 whole apple
1 big carrot
- Peel and core the apple. Cut into cubes.
- Peel the carrot and cut into cubes.
- Dump everything into the Philips Avent steamer blender, set it to the steam function.
- Once cooked, flip it over and turn the knob to blender function.
Transfer the remaining baby food in via cups or used baby food bottles and freeze.
We had a thumbs up from Gwen!