The Truth; I was never taught how to cook. I was raised on microwave meals and fast food which gave me a horrible habit of snacking all day on junk food. Now that I am a Mother myself, I refuse to let my kids eat a whole bunch of junk food. I try and make them healthy meals as much as I can. But obviously that takes a lot of time and practice for me since I’m not too good with this whole cooking thing yet.
So for all of you who struggle in the Kitchen department, here’s a simple recipe that you can use at home to make easy Applesauce for your baby instead of buying the store bought prepackaged garbage that not only costs an arm and leg but that is also pumped full of chemicals that potentially harm your baby.
What you will need:
- Apples (Any kind of Apple will do, personally I use Organic Apples)
- A Peeler
- A Large Pot
- Top/cover for the Pot
- Food Processor
- Storage Containers for Baby Food
Step One: Fill Large Pot with water and bring to a Boil.
Step Two: While you are waiting for your water to boil, Rinse off your Apples and start to Peel them. (You want to get off as much of the skin as you possibly can because the skin can be hard for a baby to eat)
Step Three: Remove the Apple Core/Seeds and Stem (Basically remove the entire center of the Apples) and cut Apples up into smaller pieces.
Step Four: Place Apple slices into the Pot once the water comes to a boil, place top on the pot and allow Apples to simmer on medium heat for 30 minutes or until Apples are soft.
Step Five: Remove Apples from Pot and place them into a Food Processor.
Step Six: Grind up Apples until they are nice and mushy for Babies to eat.
Step Seven: Serve or place in containers to store for later use.
This recipe is so simple, even I can make it. My baby has really enjoyed his Applesauce and I look forward to when we can make it with our homegrown Apples that we are growing out in our backyard Fruit and Vegetable Garden.