We hope people had a great Independence Day!
As always, much thanks to Brittany for creating this awesome tradition! Last week was just as fun as the week before and I’ve got to say, I am so impressed with what mommas are doing around the blogosphere…and I am getting a lot of wonderful ideas for the time when Lula starts eating three meals a day.
I talked a little about purees last Thursday and I thought I would break down the Baby Bullet today, if anyone is interested.
Edited to add: Pa recommended that I mention that I was not paid by Baby Bullet to review this product- this was a gift from a family member and I gave it an honest review.
This was a very generous gift from Pa’s aunt- I’m not sure if we would have purchased one on our own but it’s been fantastic and is pretty easy to use.
We’ve had a bumper crop of zucchini this summer so I’ve been scrambling to find ways to use it- pureeing it has been the perfect solution!
The Baby Bullet is plastic (BPA-free) and although it is probably safe to go ahead and blend while the veggies are still hot, I decided to let them cool first.
It’s not like I need to have this stuff steamed immediately. In fact, a lot of the time, Lula is in the kitchen with me as I’m prepping items to puree and I have to wait anyway because she is deathly afraid of the sound this thing makes when I turn it on. I think it’s really mild sounding, but the look of terror in her eyes is enough for me to never turn it on again when she’s around!
So, zukes are now steamed and cooling.Up next, I put them in the BB with some water. You can eyeball the amount you want to add- the booklets and cook book the BB comes with include directions for pureeing all kinds of different veggies but I just guesstimate and start grinding away.These zukes took about thirty seconds to turn into this.If you want a zucchini soup for yourself, add a few seasonings and perhaps cream or coconut milk and voila!
Spooning the mix into the cups is pretty straightforward- you can also pour it out easily.
The ice “pop” tray has a lid that suctions on easily.I then stick it in the freezer until Lula’s hungry. If I need more storage in the freezer, I can pop the six frozen purees into a freezer bag… but you can get one of these out at a time, it just takes a little thumb grease (hahaha).Then, simply place the goods into one of the plastic containers and let it thaw!One of the cool things I found about the plastic containers is the dial that lets me date the purees. Right now, it’s really easy for me to remember what day I put these purees in the fridge, but once Lula is eating a lot more of this stuff or when there are more kiddos running around, I think this feature would be pretty helpful.All in all, I’ve had fun messing around with the Baby Bullet but since I’m a SAHM, it’s a lot easier for me to engage in activities like this one when I’m home all day. I definitely see the appeal to baby-led weaning as it’s a lot easier to give Lula what I am eating sans seasonings. Of course, any of these purees can be made in a blender or food processor and poured into ice cube trays or Popsicle molds!
Have a great day- thanks for stopping by!