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Homemade Baby Food: It’s Easier Than You Think!

When I started working with VitaMix, I received a free VitaMix machine from the company. I’m not a typical VitaMix customer in that I probably wouldn’t have purchased a VitaMix on my own. Actually, I don’t know that you could have convinced me to buy one even if I had just seen it. I don’t like to cook and I don’t like kitchen gadgets.

But since I was given one free, I figured I’d check it out and see what this machine could do.

Now I make everything with it. I make peanut butter, I make salsa; last might we even made pesto sauce, straight out of the cookbook. Before I had a VitaMix, I’d never eaten pesto and now I actually make it! This is significant because I’m not a cook. People are so impressed by what I make, but to me I’m not a gourmet chef. It’s just so simple, because of the VitaMix.

My VitaMix has also inspired me to be a better mother by making baby food for my 1-year-old daughter, Avery. I believe my daughter eats healthier than most kids on the planet. I can put spinach in her applesauce or avocado in her peas and the VitaMix makes it smooth enough that she eats it because it tastes so good! Equally as important, I feel really good about what I’m feeding her.

Making your own baby food is not as hard as you think it is. Prior to owning a VitaMix, if you would have told me that you made your own baby food, I would have thought, “Oh, that’s crazy, how do you find the time?” But now I know it’s easy. It takes just a few minutes as I make baby food in batches.

For example, to make my daughter’s apples, I place eight apples on a tray and bake them for half an hour, blend them in the VitaMix, pour them in the cube tray, and then freeze it. That makes apples for her for 10-12 days! With this system and my VitaMix, I spend maybe half an hour a couple of times a week making baby food. My daughter is happy and healthy and so am I!

Now that I’ve educated myself, it’s important to me to teach nutrition to my daughter. I want her to know that variety in fruits and vegetables matters. It is my hope that because she is being raised with the healthy frame of mind that I had to teach myself through VitaMix, good nutrition will be something that she takes with her through the rest of her life.

Thank you, VitaMix!


 Anita Vaitekunas, VitaMix International Sales Support Supervisor, Ohio