Have you thought about adding a baby food processor to your collection of kitchen gadgets and ‘Baby Chef’ to your list of parenting skills?
It turns out that homemade baby food may be the wisest choice for the health of your baby – and the environment.
Here are the top benefits of using a baby food processor for your baby, your sanity, and the environment.
By Using a Baby Food Processor, You Benefit…the Environment
Is choosing a baby food processor the environmentally-friendly way to feed your baby nutritious, healthy meals?
The short answer is yes.
Think of the production effort, carbon footprint, and overall manufacturing process that goes into putting a jar of baby food on the shelf. Huge factories and long assembly lines pump out thousands of jars or plastic pouches filled to the brim with preserved peaches, softened sweet potatoes, and pureed chicken. It’s a huge operation – with huge energy, materials, and labor costs!
But imagine this scenario, instead:
As you’re cooking dinner, you set aside age-appropriate baby food selections. While you work on sautéing your sides, you throw what will become baby’s dinner into the baby food processor and start the steaming process with the push of a button.
Moving onto the preparation of your main entrée, you watch the baby food processor slide into pureeing your baby’s freshly steamed meal. You don’t even have to take off your oven mitts to make this happen!
As you plate your family’s dinner, you reach for the bowl of the baby food processor and serve up your little one’s meal – right alongside your own.
This meal has never seen a factory assembly line, a giant canning machine, or a shipping facility. Instead, it was made right in your kitchen with just one simple gadget.
Less energy, less materials, less waste – and a healthy, nutritious meal for your baby in minutes.
And of course we can’t stop talking about the environmental benefits of a baby food processor without mentioning the use of reusable food pouches.
Reusable food pouches are a fantastic storage option for unused portions of baby food. Don’t throw away what your baby can’t eat – just put it in an easy-to-use zippered pouch that stands on its own as you fill it from your baby food maker.
These little pouches are then ready for baby’s next meal or make a perfect take-along snack. Unlike disposable to-go baby food options, these pouches can be washed and re-used many times over.
They are even dishwasher-safe!
By Using a Baby Food Processor, You Benefit…Baby and Your Sanity
In addition to feeling great about being more environmentally friendly, using a baby food maker benefits your baby and your sanity.
Recently, concerns have been raised over the levels of lead in baby foods. A 10-year study found that 20 percent of baby foods sampled had detectable levels of lead, and levels were elevated compared to regular food.
While none of the lead levels were beyond the FDA’s threshold for lead contamination, it’s enough to make many parents worry about the possible long-term health implications.
One way to reduce worry about lead or other contaminants in your baby’s food is to fire up the baby food maker and buy your own healthy ingredients for kid-friendly cuisine.
Many parents invest in a baby food processor over other common kitchen appliances, like a blender, because of the ability to achieve a great consistency for baby food with this special tool.
In addition to relieving worry over the quality of ingredients in your baby’s food, using one will help to relieve some stress too.
A baby food processor, like the One-Step Baby Food Maker Deluxe, will save you time and energy in making baby food.
As mentioned earlier, the One-Step has the ability to automatically blend your baby’s food after steaming it to just the right temperature. Put the One-Step to work for you – so you can work on other things!As a busy parent, we know you always have plenty to do – including looking out for the health of your little one. So choose a tool that is good for the environment, good for your baby, and good for you!