Nowadays, time for parents is precious and limited. Therefore, you can save time by storing small meals in the freezer. By doing so, in a short time you can prepare ready meals for your babies for the next few days.
Once you cook the baby food you need to cool it down as soon as possible. Do not let it cool on its own because you increase the risk of germs growing in the baby’s food. A good practice to cool baby food quickly is to spread it in a shallow container. Another idea is to put the container in a pot of cold water so that the food cools down much faster.
Once the food has cooled, freeze it immediately so that there is no risk of contaminating the food. Freeze the food in a covered ice cube tray with a label with the date of preparation.
The cover is very important to avoid any contact with other substances.
You can store baby food in the freezer for up to 8 weeks. The ideal freezer temperature is -18 C or lower.
Defrost the amount of food you want to use by removing it from the freezer a few hours before the meal and then reheat it once. Before feeding your child make sure that the food has the right temperature.
Remember to not reheat food more than once!
Below you can find some suggestions for ingredients that you can use to make the necessary vegetable soups which you can then freeze:
Of course, you can gradually use any other food you think your child likes, provided it is age appropriate for your child.