Saturday, June 28, 2014

5 Easy Homemade Baby Food #Recipes (+ Cuisinart Baby Food Maker Giveaway!) #HomemadeBabyFood

It’s been seven years since we’ve had a baby in the house and a lot has changed in the time. Not only have products changed by my thought process has changed a lot as well. When I first found out I was pregnant with my 5th child and 4th son, I knew immediately what changes I wanted to make compared to how I had previously done some things. Back when my older children were babies things like making my own baby food seemed too complicated and I was still very much in the mind set of, “I ate it, why can’t they”? Well you know what they say “times they are a changing” and today preparing your own baby food couldn’t be any simpler or more satisfying.




The Cuisinart Baby® Food Maker is simplicity at its finest. With this powerful machine I am able to steam, chop, and puree the freshest and must nutritious ingredients, providing the best for my baby at all times; and in no time flat! I love that I have the control. I’ve learned over the years that convenience is not always your friend. It’s a great feeling not worrying about what hidden ingredients you child maybe consuming. I get to make the right choices for my baby from the start making sure all our ingredients are fresh and natural. And really I’m not sacrificing a lot. Cuisinart’s generous 4-cup work bowl produces large batches of vegetables, meats and even fruits that I can freeze into cubes using my ice cube trays and save for later use.

The difference between grabbing a "cube" and grabbing a jar? I know it’s fresh and good for my baby!



5 simple #homemadebaby food #recipes


Make baby food in 3 simple steps, first steam raw ingredients by using the integrated measuring cup to add the right amount of water. Next start by first chopping the ingredients then puree for quick and easy baby food with a perfectly smooth consistency every time!

5 Simple Baby Food Recipes We Love From Cuisinart:

Peaches
Place thawed peach slices in bowl of food processor. Process for 20 seconds, scrape bowl, and process again for an additional 10 seconds. Use within 4 days of puréeing.

Green Beans

Trim and steam fresh green beans. Process beans for about 30 seconds. Scrape work bowl. Process for an additional 30 seconds. If desired add 1 tablespoon of cooking liquid at a time until you achieve desired consistency. Cool and refrigerate or fill ice cube trays and freeze for later use.

Yellow Squash
Trim, cut and steam squash. Place steamed squash in the Cuisinart® work bowl fitted with metal chopping blade. Process for 20 seconds. Scrape work bowl. Process for 20 more seconds. Cool and refrigerate up to 3 days or fill your ice cube trays and freeze for later use.


Fruit Yogurt
  • 8 ounces plain yogurt
  • 1 ounce mango purée
  • 1 ounce peach purée
  • 1/2 banana

Place ingredients in work bowl of Cuisinart® food processor. Process for 15 seconds and scrape work bowl. Process again until desired consistency is reached. Serve or store immediately.

Sounds pretty simple, right? It is! And what I really love is you can get as creative as you desire. My older kids have been enjoying some banana apple puree and last night we made fresh applesauce to go with dinner! 

Applesauce:

Wash apples well; rinse under cool running water, dry, and peel. Next, slice your apple into two halves and core; slice cored apple into chunks. Steam fruit for 15 minutes, until extremely soft. Place steamed fruit into the Cuisinart® food processor and process for 15 to 20 seconds. Scrape work bowl. Process for 10 more seconds.




What’s nice about applesauce is it’s extremely versatile. I can leave it plain for baby or add an additional fruit for variety and for my older kids I can add a touch of cinnamon and sugar for a tasty treat!




With the Cuisinart Baby® Food Maker you’ll never again worry that your baby isn’t receiving the best, freshest foods possible. And you’ll never have to compromise when it comes to preparing meals and maintaining a healthy environment, you’ll always be able to provide your baby with the best.

Win It

Want to Win a Cuisinart Baby Food Maker, which also functions as a bottle warmer? Here's how:


Visit the Cuisinart Baby landing page (a great resource for new moms) and check out the Cuisinart Baby Food recipes. Come back here and tell me what you like most about the Cuisinart Baby Food Maker and share with me the link to your favorite recipe on their site. 

For an additional entry retweet THIS and let me know below that you've done so.

One winner will be randomly drawn from the comments below. Winner will be notified via email, so don't forget to include your email address with your comment as well!  Ends 7/16


"Thank you to Cuisinart for sponsoring this post and keeping my babies meals quick and healthy!"

84 comments:

Rachel C said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love how healthy and fresh the food would be that you made with this. I don't recall ever feeding my babies zucchini, but here's the recipe I'd love to try with new baby
http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_1/260.html
Thanks for this awesome giveaway!
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latanya t said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like that it already a steamer in the system. I like this recipe http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_3/9540.html

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Amanda said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love that it does everything in one dish! I'd love to try the Fruity Yogurt Breakfast - http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_2/284.html
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Serena Powell said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like that you can cook food right in the food maker instead of having to dirty up more dishes.

I like the Mango Sauce with Cardamom and Saffron

http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_2/4584.html


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Terri said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like that you use your own fresh fruits and veggies to make puréed baby food instead of the prepared jars of baby food that are expensive and loaded with ingredients babies do not need.
I like the recipe for butternut squash.
http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_1/262.html

Kathy Detweiler said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love how this allows everything to be prepared in one machine. The the baby food maker has a powerful motor for quick steaming and precise chopping.
I'd like to try the recipe for the sweet potatoes.http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_1/263.html

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Retweeted the tweet
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Birdie Bee said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the built-in bottle warmer feature that heats baby's bottle to just the right temperature. The butternut squash recipe would be something everyone in my family would like.

Link to recipe: http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_1/262.html

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I retweeted.

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Chavonne Harvey said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love that the Cuisinart Baby Food Maker allows me to make 100% natural/healthy baby food so I know exactly what's in it and it's easy to use. I would like to try the Banana-Pear
Cuisinart Original Recipe.

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lori said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love that you can make everything using one machine, without getting extra dishes dirty. It's simple to use

Anne Stewart said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love that it steams! This looks fantastic: http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_3/9541.html

tawndam said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the steamer system! ...The Peaches with Bananas and Rice recipe sounds like a sure winner!

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mickeyfan said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like knowing exactly what is going into the food. http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_2/289.html

BlessieNelson said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love what an efficient multitasker it is! It can puree and sterlizer and warm my little one's bottles!
I would love to make the melon baby food for him!
http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_2/7763.html
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Anonymous said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

love the steamer part! I like this recipe: http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_3/9540.html
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I retweeted @anonymom1
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Cassandra Eastman said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love that it makes up to 4 cups at a time so I can refrigerator or save leftovers for later!
I'd love to try the Oven Baked Butternut Squash Risotto recipe!
http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_3/9540.html

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Shelly H. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would pick the broccoli and sweet potato recipe at http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_2/289.html

Samantha Plotkin said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love how user-friendly the baby food maker is! I would love to try Banana-Pear with my little one. http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_1/277.html

June Lisle said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What I love about it is that it makes baby food and warms bottles. Way cool. I like this recipe http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_1/273.html.

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June Lisle said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

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barleecreations said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like that it even steams the food. I like the Teething Biscuits recipe http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_2/279.html

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Katherine said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love how they sort recipes by stages, so you know what you can feed your baby at any given stage.

http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_1/278.html

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Heather Hayes Panjon said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I Love That The Cuisinart Baby Food Maker Has A Bottle Warmer Feature! I Like The Peaches With Bananas And Rice Recipe: http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_1/273.html
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Andrea said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love that you can steam and chop food all in one. That would save me time and dishes! My daughter would love the Chicken and Barley Dinner: http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_2/293.html
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The Smart Savvy Mama said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would love to try the stage 1 banana-pear recipe. http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_1/277.html

Love the food maker because it is so compact, all in one and I know exactly what is going in my baby's food!

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Retweeted as @SmartAnnSavvy

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Karen said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love that it is a smaller size and I would LOVE to try the Chicken and Barley Dinner: http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_2/293.html

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laborders2000 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_2/285.html This sounds delicious! Love this giveaway!

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Anne Stewart said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love that it steams as well! The sweet potato, spinach, chicken recipe sounds fantastic: http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_3/9541.html.

Andrea said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love that it steams as well as purée! I would love to win for our baby due in August :) the apples sound delicious!

mrsshukra said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like that this has a powerful motor for quick steaming and precise chopping! The Sweet Potato, spinach and chicken dinner recipe looks yummy!

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https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/486307509926248448

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https://twitter.com/Crystalnjoe1105/status/484184837868105728

Leela said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Pasta Dinner.

Jammie Morey said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love that it is user friendly, and love that they have so many recipes on their site. One of my favorites is the Fruity Yogurt http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_2/284.html sweepmorey@gmail.com

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Unknown said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love that it also functions as a bottle warmer! Big fan of avocado: Love this one: http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_1/278.html

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Retweeted: @sarahlizpa (Sarah C.) Thanks!

Katy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I've been making our baby girl's food from day one. It's so cool to think she's never had salt or sugar! I'd love this- it sure would make the job so much easier! Their Very Veggie recipe is one I'd love to try.

Thanks!

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Thanks!

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Christine Jessamine said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like the Brown Rice, Zucchini and Avocado. http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_1/278.html I love that this is also easy to clean! I would love this for my baby.

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Erica C. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_1/259.html

Daniel M said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

lets me to make my own all natural baby food and the peaches with bananas and rice recipe http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_1/273.html
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Stephanie Douglas said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like that it's fast with easy clean up. I would try the very veggie stage 1.
http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_1/275.html

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Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like that in this one product I can steam, chop, puree and use as a bottle warmer.
My favorite recipe is located here:

http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_1/273.html

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Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I get to chose the ingredients I want in my food.
Pasta Dinner recipe looks good to me
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Christy Colln said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_1/277.html was my favorite recipe. I like how everything can be compared in one place its great! I am due in November so this would be handy!

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RICHARD HICKS said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like that you can steam and puree the food. Like this recipe

Fruity Yogurt Breakfast

http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_2/284.html

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I retweeted

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laurasloves said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love how it only takes 3 simple steps to make a healthy homemade baby food. I also love the built in warmer! http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_1/264.html
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Robert Pyszk said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like how you can steam and chop the food right in it

I like this recipe www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_2/299.html

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Susan Smoaks said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i like that they feature an ingredient each month. this month the featured ingredient is quinoa. I want to try the recipe for avocado and carrots too!

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i RT'ed for a 2nd entry. i am @fdp4life on twitter.

rjcqh said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i like how healthy the foods are for your child. i want to try the South of the Border Chicken.

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SexyBrat said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like how many functions it has. I would like to make the Avocado for my baby. We love avocados in this family.

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I re-tweeted your tweet on twitter, @sxybrt

Tylerpants said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like that it has an integrated measuring cup. I like the recipe for Chicken and Barley Dinner: http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_2/293.html. Lisa L tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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I retweeted- as @ktefoot873

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Donna M. Clark said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love that the Bottle Warmer doubles as a night light. The recipe I chose was Banana Apricot http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_2/285.html

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Atreau said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like that it's easy to use and I like the recipe for Banana-Apricot Oatmeal. http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_2/285.html

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I like that it's easy to use! Oven Baked Butternut Squash Risotto sounds yummy! trixpixel [at] gmail.com
http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_3/9540.html

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