Make your own baby food - Meat
In case you missed part 1 you can find it here.
So I made chicken puree tonight and yes it looks as gross as it sounds, but oddly tastes just like mushy chicken. Think the inside of a chicken croquet.
I had ZERO idea how to make chicken mush so I did what I’m assuming everyone else does and Googled it. Pretty much you can cook the chicken anyway and do anything. Not helpful at all. So I decided to do it the best way I could think of; crockpot it!
I tossed about two pounds of boneless chicken thighs in the crockpot with barely enough water to cover and a tiny bit of basil for flavor. (Dark meat is recommended for babies because it’s higher in fat and higher in iron, even though white meat is higher in protein.) I turned it on high for four hours and then made a bunch of other baby food. In four hours the chicken was pull apart juicy and tender. I tossed the chicken into the food processer slowly adding the fluid from the crockpot until I achieved the consistency I was shooting for. Then just put in ice-cube trays or containers and freeze. Enjoy!
Place chicken thighs in crockpot
- Put just enough water to cover
- Turn on high for 4 hours or low for 8
- Remove chicken (reserve leftover fluid)
- Place chicken into a food processor
- Slowly add reserve fluid until desired consistency is met
Today I made 24 ounces of chicken, 22 ounces of butternut squash, 13 ounces of beets, 12 ounces of sweet potatoes, 10 ounces of pears, and 8 ounces of apples. Baby food making win!
We tried the chicken tonight and there was a lot of gagging. I don’t think we are quite ready for all of the texture. We’ll keep trying though!
While I was cooking Ms. E chomped on some raw apple and pear slices.
Do you make your own baby food? Do you BLW (baby led wean)? What food combinations are your baby’s favorites?
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