As parents, we are always looking for ways to raise healthy kids who don’t eat a lot of processed food. The best way to do this is by teaching them how to cook and make their own food.
The hardest part can often be getting your children motivated enough to cook something yummy. Here are some easy ways you can teach your kids how to make their own homemade baby food with your help
What are the health benefits of homemade baby food?
One of the health benefits of homemade nannusays food is that it’s mostly free from processed ingredients. All you need are a few basic ingredients and a little bit of time to whip up some tasty dishes for your little ones. For example, if your child is having trouble eating their vegetables, you can try making them into vegetable spaghetti with meat sauce.
Another health benefit of homemade baby food is that it provides kids with the nutrients they need without adding sugar or salt, which can be hard to find in store-bought foods.
For this reason, make sure you’re using fruits and veggies with high amounts of vitamins and minerals before adding sugar or salt.
Additionally, by making your own food, you have more control over what goes into your child’s body. This allows you to better ensure that he’s getting all the nutrients he needs for his development.
Create an action plan for your kids
You can create an action plan for your children to follow, like what to make, where to store it, and how long it will last. This will help them feel more in control of their food choices and the process of cooking.
How to get started making homemade baby food
Setting up the kitchen is the first step. Make sure you have all the necessary ingredients for cooking and make sure your children know what these ingredients do when used in a recipe.
Next, get into the kitchen and start cooking. If your children are too young to help out with this process, try asking them what they would like to eat or how they would like to see their food served.
When you’re finish cook, let your kids help you prepare and organize the food before serving it together as a family meal. Eating dinner together is a great way to develop family bonds and create memories!
Basic recipe ideas
Here are some recipes that you can start with:
Baked Sweet Potatoes
-Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil and place sweet potatoes on the foil, prick each potato with a fork or knife (if they are large), and bake for 45 minutes.
-Carefully remove from oven and place in a bowl. Pour over coconut milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Let stand 5 minutes so the sweet potatoes can soak up the liquid before serving.
-Serve warm or at room temperature with applesauce on top of each portion.
Mashed Avocado with Cilantro Pesto
-Mash two avocados into small chunks with a fork or potato masher. Add ½ cup of plain yogurt, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and ¼ cup of fresh cilantro to mashed avocados along with sea salt to taste. Mix until well combined then serve in bowls or on bread for dipping.
Banana Oatmeal Porridge
-In a saucepan, add ½ cup oats, ½ mashed banana, and 3 cups cold water until all ingredients are combined. Bring mixture to boil over medium heat then cover and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes or until thickened but not too dry and set aside while preparing breakfast sandwiches.
Nutritional value of homemade baby food.
Homemade baby food can a health and cost-effective alternative to the process foods your kids are used to eating. When you make homemade nannu says food, you decide what goes in it, which means your child is getting all of the nutrients they need. If you have them eat vegetables with their meal, they’re getting a lot of fiber. They’ll also get some vitamins and minerals that they need.