Hacks for Making Baby Food at Home

Most doctors recommend starting your babies on solid food when they reach around 6 months of age. Some even suggest starting it around 4 months. Whichever the case, you need to take special care as to what goes in the baby’s mouth since their immune system is still under development. A wide variety of baby food is available at stores as well. However it is strictly recommended that you make baby food at home since it will be so much healthier and fresh than the store-bought version. Store-bought baby food goes through a lot of processing and has preservatives in them which are both not suitable options for the baby’s health. If you are a working mother without a lot of spare time, a food processor for making baby food is the best option for you. 

Making baby food at home is not that difficult as some people might think. In addition it is healthier and cheaper than what you might get at the supermarket. Here are some tips you should follow:

  1.   Start feeding your baby with fruits and vegetables initially. Avocados are one of the most recommended first foods. Bananas, potatoes and green peas are also good for developing the baby’s taste. Mash them by hand or using your baby food processor. If you do not have one, you can use a normal food processor that you are using for your daily purposes. Choose food processor with a BPA-free bowl so that it is suitable for the baby’s health.
  2.   Prepare in surplus and freeze it for later use. Instead of going through the same trouble every day, make a large amount of different kinds of purees and freeze them in ice-cube trays. Once frozen, you can transfer them to sealed bags labeled with date and type of food. Do not freeze raw food like bananas or avocados. Always freeze cooked foods like baked apples. When you have to feed the baby, defrost in advance. Avoid microwaving as it makes the food unsuitable for the baby’s health.
  3.   Don’t save leftovers for later use. If the baby is full and you have some leftover baby food left in the plate, discard it. This is because this leftover food has saliva of the baby in it. This will promote bacterial growth in the food making it unsuitable for consumption by the baby.
  4.   Don’t add sugar, salt and spices to baby food. The baby’s digestive system is not ready for these ingredients until they are a year old. After 1 year you can gradually start adding these to their food.
  5.   Check the food temperature before feeding it. Another drawback of microwaving, besides loss of nutrients, is that it can create hot pockets in the food. You could be feeding your baby with very hot food without even noticing.
  6.   Carefully monitor for any allergic reactions. It is best to introduce a single type of food and wait for two days before introducing a new type. Observe how the baby’s body reacts to each food. Consult a pediatrician if you notice any abnormal allergic reactions.

THE MECHANISM OF COLD PRESS JUICER

There are so many ways to extract fruit and vegetables in order to make fresh juices. The easiest way is by using cold press juicer. Let us first discuss about what a cold press juicer is, a cold press juicer is one of types of juicer which is the slowest in speed from the other kinds of juicers. The most interesting thing about this juicer is that it doesn’t require any sort of heat in this process. All you need is an electricity connection for separating skins from the fruits and vegetables to make fresh juices. These cold press juicers are widely used everywhere in the world because juicing is gaining popularity in nowadays. Many of the health nutritionist suggests having fresh fruits and vegetables juices of many kinds which can help in the clotting of blood or it is good for the health of cancer patients too. These juicers are also known by the name of masticating juicers.

The masticating juicers are known for their slow work they work slowly and make juices of the fruits and vegetables not as fast as other new kinds of juicers. They are basically eatable because it makes juices not as smooth as the new juicers does. It contains some flesh or pulp.

Now let’s discuss that How these cold press juicers work? What is the mechanism behind? The process of disjointing the fruits and vegetables from their skins starts with a screw auger and a hydraulic press that squashes and squeezes out the juice of the fruits and vegetables slowly .The specification of this screw auger is that it requires no heat .This process of blending fruits results in to a shake which is not as frothy as the new kind of juicers produce.

Nowadays centrifugal juicers are also widely used in the corporate world because the cold press juicers produces the blended shakes which are not made as fast and quickly as the centrifugal juicers do .You can easily find the cold press juicers in the juice bars or juices stalls as the shopkeepers are mostly using  these juicers too but it consumes a lot of time to blend the fruit and make shakes and drinks of your choice .The mechanism of this cold press juicer is not a complex one. It is very easy to use on the tabletop of your kitchen or anywhere else with the electricity connection.