Making puree from a bag is a great way to get the benefits of home cooked food without having to wash all of your ingredients by hand. You can use a blender, food processor or a good hand/wand/stick mixer to puree foods and fruits. Just remember that it’s best to only fill the baskets of your appliance half-full and add a scant amount of liquid to start with so that it doesn’t take over and cause a mess or clog up the machine.
The first time you make homemade baby food, you may find it a little overwhelming and a bit stressful. But don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be!
Once you’ve mastered the technique of making your own puree from a bag, you’ll be able to feed your little one healthy and delicious foods with ease. You’ll also save money – it can be much cheaper to make your own baby food than buy it ready-made from the grocery store!
How to Store Your Puree
Freshly made puree should be stored in the refrigerator for no longer than 48 hours, so keep that in mind when storing your puree. This is to ensure that it doesn’t develop a “fridge taste” and prevents bacteria growth from taking place in the puree.
How to Freeze Your Puree
The great thing about freezing your puree is that it’s a quick and easy way to make it last even longer than you can store it in the fridge. To freeze your puree, simply pour the desired amount of the puree into ice cube trays and then put them in a freezer safe storage container.
You can then thaw the ice cubes at room temperature or submerge them in water to speed up the thawing process. Once they’re thawed, you can either serve them straight away or add them to your baby’s meal to add a little extra texture and nutrients.
How to Thin Your Puree
You’ll want to thin out your puree before you can feed it to your baby. Many parents prefer to do this with a combination of water or other liquids such as formula or breast milk, but it’s up to you which method you choose!
To thin out your puree, drain the excess moisture by wringing it in a cheesecloth-lined sieve that’s set over a large bowl. You may also try using paper towels, but they’re likely to rip easily.
Once the puree has been strained, you’ll be able to enjoy your homemade pumpkin puree in any of your favorite recipes. It’s an easy way to incorporate pumpkin into a variety of sweet and savory dishes, plus it’s freezable and will keep in the fridge for a couple of months!