homemade baby food storage

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As your little one gets older, freezing your homemade purees in ice cube-sized portions certainly won’t be big enough. At one point, I was taking 3-5 cubes out a time for feeding when I finally realized I needed to freeze in larger portions! We found two great options.

Gerber Graduates Bunch-a-Bowls

Once you’ve made your puree, lay out a few of these bowls, and fill them to your desired serving size. Then place the bowls on a cookie sheet, and pop them in the freezer until they set. Once they set, you can pop the portions out of the bowls and into freezer storage bags. Remember to label your bags with contents and date. Purees can be stored in a non-frost-free freezer for up to three months.

Get Bunch-a-Bowls here.

Reusable Pouches

You know how you can buy all sorts of pre-made purees in those cute little pouches at the store? The good news is you can buy reusable pouches and fill them yourself! There are lots of brands out there, but I like Nature’s Little Squeeze. The bottom unzips, so just pour in your puree, and zip them shut! They have a double zipper to keep them from leaking and to create a great seal in the freezer. Be careful not to fill them too full, or you’ll have some coming out when you try to zip it shut. They have a fill line, but I found it better to stay about a quarter inch below the line. I like to store the full pouches in a freezer storage bag too, so I can label the bag. As your little one gets older, they can even eat right from the pouch. They’re great for any type of pureed food – smoothies, applesauce, you name it! When they’re empty, simply wash them out (dishwasher safe!), let them dry, and use them again. Lost a cap? All the caps from the store-bought pouches will fit as a replacement.

Get Nature’s Little Squeeze pouches here.

Making homemade foods was so great for us! Baby food is crazy expensive at the store. While it’s convenient and great in a pinch, I didn’t want it to be our only option. Making our own at home was easy and inexpensive, and it allowed me to completely control what our little one was eating.

Published by Jodi Hoyt

Jodi Hoyt is a content specialist and blogger working out of a home office in Sioux Falls, SD. Through Jot, she provides copywriting, proofreading, and editing services for any personal or business need. Specialties include digital content creation and copywriting for social media platforms, websites (with an emphasis in SEO tag words and key phrases), and print materials. Jodi has been a freelance consultant for nearly ten years, and she officially started Jot (previously Hoyt Consulting) in January 2011. She earned her Master of Business Administration in 2009 from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND, and her Bachelor of Music in music theory and composition in 2004 from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. Additionally, Jodi is an adjunct business instructor at Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls, and she is a creator and blogger with Simple Family Remedies. Jodi and her husband, Nathan, married in 2004 and have a two-year-old son, Lincoln. They are expecting their second son in May 2018. They also have two cats. In her spare time, Jodi loves to golf, run, ride bicycle, and play sand volleyball. She is also a big Marvel fan and a self-proclaimed tech geek.

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