weaning recipes..

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  1. ablaze

    ablaze lucky mum of one of each!

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    hey guys what foods can i batch make and freeze(as cheap as possible please!!! very tight month for me this month :()

    wot kinda veg can be frozen?? and fruit!
     
  2. Amanda

    Amanda Mum of 3

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    In my freezer, I currently have cubes of:

    Sweet potato
    Butternut Squash
    Carrot
    Carrot and Parsnip
    Broccoli
    Caulifower Cheese

    And Apple and Pear for puddings!

    I went a bit mad last week when I bought a new blender!!!! :lol:

    They all freeze and defrost really well - although I have to add a bit of cooled boiled water to the sweet potato when it's thawed as it seems to go a bit thick.
     
  3. Minxy

    Minxy Well-Known Member

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    I've just done some sweet potato, carrot and apple (seperately, not together) Root veg is dirt cheap!

    I think the only REAL no-no's are things like banana (goes black) and papaya, but they are easy enough to mush anyway.

    You can cook and puree up frozen veg (like peas) and re-freeze, but never defrost and refreeze your meals.

    Spices like a touch of cinnamon added to apples makes them a bit more interesting, and you can combine most fruit with fruit and veg with veg. :D
     
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    Minxy Well-Known Member

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    OOOPs, just realised you didn;t say for babs! Did you mean for the whole family?
     
  5. ablaze

    ablaze lucky mum of one of each!

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    oops was just for bubba!!;)
     
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    Iwantone!!! Well-Known Member

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    most veg carrots sude borrical turnips pots fruit can be puree then frozen in to ice cude trays i.e pears apples bananas strawberry rasberry

    u sound like u have it much covered with what u haev cude already
     
  7. ablaze

    ablaze lucky mum of one of each!

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    bananas cant they go all black :sick:
     
  8. ablaze

    ablaze lucky mum of one of each!

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    what abot fruits like peaches and plums? also can u use tinned fruits :oops: sorry for all the questions just trying 2 save few pennies guys :D
     
  9. Iwantone!!!

    Iwantone!!! Well-Known Member

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    no if u freeze them when they are ripe purree them then freeze
     
  10. ablaze

    ablaze lucky mum of one of each!

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    heard this 4m a few people :D
     
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    Iwantone!!! Well-Known Member

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    ok maybe try it and see if im wrong ill eat my hat :lol:
     
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    Dionne Well-Known Member

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    Banana defo go minging and black i did realise and i tryed it the other week apple and banana it went minging
     
  13. bexxie

    bexxie Well-Known Member

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    It is best to freeze bananas when VERY ripe,thanks as I do it all the time and they are lovely.

    DO NOT freeze strawberries (they lose flavour) unless you have made a jux or coulis (just asked my mum and she is a Al a carte chef) although Raspberries are usually made into this and freeze lovely.

    If things a but tight this month then go get some pots and veg cook up and freeze how old is babe can he have stews yet (obvs baby one's) I would do a huge pot or fish pie? These freeze great. I have some good recipes somewhere will dig out or get back on phone to mum :wink: she thinks I am nuts as my babe not here yet so will explain why I am asking,lol

    Carrots,
    Parsnips
    am trying to think off top of head not easy for me at moment,lol

    Hope ok
    Bex.x
     
  14. ablaze

    ablaze lucky mum of one of each!

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    bex a recipe wud be great!!!
     
  15. bexxie

    bexxie Well-Known Member

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    right fish is out,not recomended til 8-9 months

    just read Not to freeze Bananas for babies so I was wrong in first instance! :oops:

    Right got one here

    Carrot and Cauliflower Puree

    Cook 50g/2oz carrots scarped and sliced in boiling water for 20 mins til soft
    After 10 mins add 175g/6oz cauli florets
    drain veg and puree (mash with masher if he can take lumps and havent got a mouli-nex)

    stir in 2 Tbsp of baby milk



    you can mix and match the above say Broccoli with Cauli
    or Potato.courgette and green beans they would be nice

    Will give load of recipes when I get the book out i have.

    Take care bex
     
  16. ablaze

    ablaze lucky mum of one of each!

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    so far have made....

    potato
    carrot
    carrot and swede


    apple
    pear
    apple and pear!!!

    go me!!!!
     
  17. Amanda

    Amanda Mum of 3

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    Wayhay!! Great isn't it?

    My freezer is full of 'icle cubes in bags!! :shock: :lol:
     

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