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October 30, 2014

Baby Brezza Makes Homemade Baby Food a Breeze!

Although my kids are no longer toddlers, it wasn’t that long ago that I was stocking my shelves with baby food. Although many of my friends were brave enough to try making their own, I was always hesitant to do so. I figured it would be a lot of work and take a lot of time. If I would have known that products like Baby Brezza existed though, perhaps I wouldn’t have been so scared to just give it ago.

A couple of months ago the Baby Brezza team sent me one of their One Step Baby Food Makers to test out in the AtP kitchen. It required no assembly whatsoever and looked pretty fancy sitting on my counter. Sure, it looked a little out of place without any small children around, but that’s okay, totally worth it!

Baby Brezza

Not only was the machine ready-to-go, so was I. Along with the food maker came a step-by-step instruction guide and recipe book. This alone would have been worth the investment to me a few years back when making my own baby food would have made sense. Who knew it was so easy? The booklet really does a great job of giving you all the information you need to get started. If you are a baby food making novice, you won’t be for long.  And even if you already know your way around the baby food making world, you’ll find additional resources on their company website and blog so you never run out of ideas to keep your wee one well-fed.

To really give the One Step Baby Food Maker a run for its money, I decided to make one of the recipes that came along with the machine, Apple and Prune Puree. This recipe is for ages 6 months and up.

Using the Baby Brezza

Apple and Prune Puree
yields 3/4 cup 

Ingredients:
2 apples, peeled and cut into 1/4″ pieces
4 prunes

Directions: 
1. Place the apples and prunes into the machine and steam for 10 minutes.
2. Pour off any residual liquid and reserve.
3. Puree to smooth (30 seconds), adding back residual fluid if needed to puree.

Simple right? Just make sure to follow the instructions when adding the ingredients to the machine. And when adding water, do so slowly! We found that out the hard way with water spilling sort of everywhere! Oops!! At least it was just water.

Pouring Water into the Baby Brezza

Not only is this machine easy to use, but it’s also a great way to make use of those extra ingredients you have on hand from meals prepared for the rest of the family. This allows you to not only feed your child well, but gets them use to some of your families traditional fare. That’s probably one of the high points for me in making your own baby food. Plus, it doesn’t hurt to know exactly what is going into the food you are serving. That’s another win for Baby Brezza and the whole baby food making process.

Apple and Prune Puree

For more information on Baby Brezza and the One Step Baby Food Maker, visit BabyBrezza.com. You can also learn special tricks of the trade and receive product updates by following Baby Brezza on Twitter and Facebook.

Have you ever made your own baby food? What did you think of the process? 

The Girl Behind the Plate,
~Kati

Disclaimer/Disclosure: We were not compensated for this post; however, we did receive a complimentary Baby Brezza One Step Baby Food Maker to test out in the AtP kitchen. The opinions expressed are Kati’s alone. We just thought you should know that. For more information on our disclosure and disclaimer policies, please visit our legal page

About Kati Mora, MS, RD

Kati is a registered dietitian with a background in general nutrition and weight management. As the co-owner of Around the Plate, Kati is excited to bring you relevant nutrition information that get's you excited about living healthy and eating happy. Kati graduated with her BS in Dietetics from Central Michigan University in 2006 and then obtained her Master's in Dietetics from Central in 2010. Kati is the proud mama of two little plates, Eli and Ben, who keep her busy and smiling... most of the time. You may also recognize Kati from her work as the Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) Wellness Advocate and as a contributing author for Diets In Review.

Comments

  1. I’ll have to remember this for when the time comes. I always thought that it would be great to be able to do and to save lots of money and know exactly what’s in our child’s food! I bet you could use it to make some nifty sauces and dips (or flavored applesauce).

    • aroundtheplate says:

      I totally agree! I’m going to be writing up another post next week that kind of talks about this a bit more. Although the machine is a little pricey ($99), I think you could use it not only when your kids are toddlers, but for other things as well. Anything that calls for a puree would work well in my opinion. Thanks for stopping by! ~Kati

  2. Krista Martin says:

    Cool!! I’m expecting in August and we’re talking about making our own food. I’m going to send my hubby to this blog to read up. Thanks for posting this, Kati!

    • aroundtheplate says:

      Thanks for stopping by Krista! I’m glad you liked the post – and congrats by the way!! That is so exciting!! ~Kati

  3. Annmarie says:

    Hi I just wanted to no does the water where you full to steam the food goes in to the actual food? Because where you full the water it’s so dark and I try to wash it clean but I’m not 100 percent sure if it’s clean enough because you can’t really see inside there.

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