With Squeak being my 4th baby I have had fun trying new baby products that I did not have with my other girls. A lot changes in 9 years. Who knew? One thing I have never done is make my own baby food. I have always wanted to, but I thought it would be too hard and too messy. well News Alert! It is not!
A few weeks ago I was sent the NUK Freshfoods Cook-n-Blend baby food maker in the mail to review through Moms Meet. My girls, especially my oldest, Shriek were so excited to help me make all kinds of baby food for their cute baby sister.
I went to the grocery store and bought a bunch of produce to make baby food with. my best tip is to buy the produce on sale and to buy fruits and veggies in season. That will help you to save even more money making your own baby food.
Sometimes new gadgets intimidate me but this one was pretty plain and simple. Shriek got my camera and started snapping pictures of each step just like a future blogger should. The recipe book it came with was great. I have so many recipes I want to try out.
I loved the separate steaming baskets to steam different veggies or fruits at the same time. I loved that it beeped when it was done. I also loved the spatula that fit in the holes of the basket to make it easier to handle when hot.
There are two options for the textures of your baby food. Since Squeal is 10 months I loved the chunkier texture. My only mistake I think was choosing the first flavor to be things Squeal had never eaten mixed. I got a little too creative trying to be all Julia Child. Squeak was not a big fan. It was Broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, but she LOVED every other single recipe I made. which included
Sweet Potatoes and apple’s
an organic frozen veggie mix of sweet white corn,Peas, carrots, and green beans.
Her favorite was the Sweet Potatoes.
Honestly this product is so easy to use. It’s easy to rinse off and it’s not too huge. my one wish is that maybe it would make more baby food at a time. I seriously have found myself using it a lot and I cannot wait to make even more flavors for squeak to try out. I also loved how good it tasted. I tried every one. I really did.
There are other accessories that looked really neat that you can get separately including a freezer tray and stackable cubes to store the baby food.
I am so glad I got to try out this product it has made super simple to make Squeak home made baby food. I did not think I would like it as much as I did, and for a sometimes underachiever mom it really made me feel like I was doing something extra special for my baby.
Disclaimer: I received this product for free from
the sponsor of the Moms MeetSM program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms MeetSM blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinions on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.