Baby Food – Equipment and Tools

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Certified health counselor Lisa Wilson discusses organic baby food and what equipment you will need to get started for making your own.

    Lisa Wilson

    Lisa Wilson is a Certified Health, Nutrition and Wellness Counselor and a Certified Fitness Trainer. She is the founder of Nourished, LLC and Parkfit, Outdoor Fitness for Women. She helps busy families incorporate healthy meals into their life on a regular basis. As the mother of three, Lisa is passionate about proper nourishment for growing children. She works with clients seeking weight loss, sugar reduction, cholesterol control, hormone balance, emotional issues, wellness, prevention, renewed energy and balance and more. Lisa offers individual and group counseling. Individuals are often referred to her practice by area doctors. She also offers a cooking class series in the home or office! The classes cover kitchen basics, intermediate classes and classes on stepping it up to ultimate health! Lisa earned her undergraduate degree from the College of Saint Benedict in Minnesota. She received her training as a Health Counselor through a program with Columbia University, at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in Manhattan. She lives and works in McLean, Virginia.

    Hi. I am Lisa Wilson, Family Nutrition Coach here in Northern Virginia. Making your own baby food is easier than ever in todays modern conveniences. So, we are going to take you through all the equipment you are going to need. First, we are going to start with what not to use. You want to avoid Silicone Bakeware. You are also going to want to avoid non-stick pans. This one I have had from quite a long time and you can see its already flaking off. You dont want that in babys food. You also want to avoid non-stick baking pans; again, same thing, it can flake off in the babys food and finally, when youre storing baby food, you want to avoid plastic containers, those can leach into babys food, not something that you want. So, what do you use when you are preparing babys food? When you are baking, you can use either stone bakeware, ceramics or glass bakeware is excellent. On the stove top you can use cast iron, this particular one is stainless steel, an excellent choice, one of my favorites; and finally, thats the item we cant live out, of course, is your mini food processor. You can also use a large food processor, but this one is going to be great, and of course, you need a spatula and then me favorite trick of all, the mini food canisters. Now, when you are thinking quantity you want to think about the size of an ice cube, but you dont want to use an ice cube tray, again, its going to leach plastic. So, these canisters are great, they're stainless steel, that the perfect quantity can pop this right into the refrigerator or the freezer or another excellent choice is little urn jar and these are nice too when you are increasing quantity. Then right into the freezer. Now, your equipment checklist is completed.