A food processor makes an indispensable part of most of the modern kitchens. Unlike the larger appliances which are a hassle to setup and even more of a hassle to clean, this little tool can easily be use for even the simplest of the tasks like chopping a bunch of vegetables or mincing garlic without worrying about the installation or cleanup. Another popular use for it in a house with a baby is to make pureed meals for the baby.
Why should you make homemade meals for the baby?
This is an important question since there are many different varieties of packaged food available at the stores. The reason for making homemade meals is that at home we can ensure that we put fresh and healthy ingredients in the meal to be of maximum benefit to the baby. We cannot guarantee if the manufacturers of the packages foods are using fresh and organic ingredients and processing them in hygienic conditions.
How does a mini food processor help?
At the stage when your baby starts weaning, he/she will have little teeth and are not so great at chewing food even with the teeth they have. This is why if you talk about the first stage baby food, the ingredients should be properly pureed to a smooth consistency after being cooked. For older babies or toddlers, you can also keep the meals a little chunky to develop their chewing habits.
The best tool for making baby food is a mini food processor since its bowl is just the right size for making single or multiple serving baby meals. The bowl of a regular food processor will be too big to process little quantities for your baby efficiently.
How to control the texture and consistency of the meal?
Using your best mini food processor, you can also easily control the texture of the food that you want to feed your baby with. You will simply have to keep push the on button for a longer time if you want a smooth puree. If you want a chunkier puree, you will only hold the button down for a couple of seconds and then lift the lid to see if it’s right for your baby. To make a thinner puree you can add a little water, juice or milk while processing.
You can try pureeing many kinds of fruits and vegetables for your baby. For toddlers, you can even puree the food you cook for the rest of the family so that they develop a taste for the food that is normally cooked in your house.