Can I pre-prepare finger foods (basic fruit/veggies) and freeze?
I'm finding my baby (6 months this week!) enjoys feeding himself, e.g., if I give him a cooked soft carrot stick he likes to hold it and put it in his mouth himself. He is surprisingly good at it (in a way he has led me to BLW).
So like people make big batches of purees and freeze them, can you do this with finger foods? Eg. Carrot sticks, apple slices.
He only eats one or two pieces at a time at the moment. But we don't always eat something that he can eat and I don't want to cut up a whole carrot for him and have to throw the rest away.
Can I cook and freeze them and just pull them out when I need them? Would I need to steam the apple first? Any tips?
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12-02-2012 12:26 #1
Freezing finger foods?
12-02-2012 13:31 #2Senior Member
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Hi! my DD is the same age as your DS and we are also doing BLW. I roasted sweet potato fingers a few days ago and froze them (I was wondering if it would work, like you) and so far so good. I tried pumkin too but it went too mushy.
Hope someone else will be along shortly to help us!
12-02-2012 14:05 #3
Hello! Yeah that's what I was wondering too, would they be too mushy when they de-frosted... Or I thought of possibly freezing the pieces (uncooked) and then steaming (just in microwave) when needed. Google isn't really providing many answers (it's all about purees).
I know it's easiest if they just have some veggies from whatever we're having for dinner... but if we're having something naughty (like pizza or McD's) then it's not always convenient (haha, maybe this will help me with eat better myself, making sure I'm always having some veg!).
12-02-2012 19:39 #4
I used to steam broccoli/carrots/beans/asparagus in small batches and they would last at least 3 days in an air tight container in the fridge, I did have loads of organic broccoli that I froze once ( most veggies need blanching before freezing anyway to keep vitamins) but I still steamed them once defrosted - the beauty with BLW is even when we had the odd takeaway not suitable for DS it literally took less than 10 mins to steam some veggies or cook an egg pancake for him or cucumber sticks dipped in tzatziki were also a great quick snack!
13-02-2012 09:12 #5
Thanks for the info Elijahs Mum.
Does anyone know if the Baby Led Weaning book is available at bookstores?? (Dymocks etc.).
I've requested it from the library but there's a gazillion people in front of me. I've seen it online but what wondering where I can get it from in person.
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