Earlier this summer, I was lucky enough to be sent a Baby Brezza One Step Baby Food Maker to review. Since we did Baby Led Weaning with Penelope, I never got into making pureed baby food. Although, I did make one recipe, before I decided to let her try to eat pieces of whatever we were eating.
If I didn’t do Baby Led Weaning, I would have absolutely made her food. When you make your baby’s food you can control ingredients. You can make food with local, in season and organic vegetables. You can rest easy knowing that there is no BPA in the food from the plastic jars they come in at the store. You can control price and save money by buying local vegetables that are in season, make a huge batch and freeze it (and we all know how I love to freeze food!). And then you also get that high and that sense of pride, that comes when you create something with your own two hands.
Around the same time I was sent a copy of ICE POP JOY. I highly recommend buying the ICE, POP, JOY book if you want to make healthy popsicles for your little one. The author is an amazing woman, someone I really look up to and admire. She has so many different and wonderful recipes to try and the photography is stunning. I love having this book on my kitchen counter, because it is a JOY to look at!
But I thought the Baby Brezza would be perfect for making popsicles, since it has a blend only option. I was so inspired by the book, that I decided to come up with my own recipe, with local, organic blueberries and blackberries. It tastes amazing, but I can’t share it with you yet, because it is going to be published in the upcoming Baby Food Cookbook that Baby Brezza is putting out next Fall!
Speaking of stunning photography, big thanks to Christy Baldwin Photography, for taking the pictures for this post. She is pretty dang amazing! I hope I can take pictures like her one day.
Penelope had such fun helping me make our popsicles. And do you see how color coordinated we are? I am such a dork, but I had to wear blue to match the popsicles! That dress was actually the dress my maid of honor wore at my beach wedding, I liked it so much, I bought one for myself.
The Baby Brezza is an all in one. So you can steam your veggies and then puree it, and only wash one item!
My little helper.
She really liked pressing the buttons. I will have to be honest, figuring out how to use the Baby Brezza the first time I attempted to use it, it was not totally self explanatory. I like to be able to whip things out the box and figure it out, without wasting time reading silly things like directions. So take my advice, just take a moment to read the directions first!!
And ta da! Delish home made popsicles. We used these popsicle molds from Ecological Babies. I love them!
My beautiful girl loved her popsicles! This is one of my most favorite pictures of Penelope. Those eyes kill me!
If you don’t have fancy popsicle molds, you can use an ice cube tray and tooth picks.
The Baby Brezza has a pourable spout, so pouring into containers was, wait for it, a breeze!
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